Today, the Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, announced a new Residential Construction Rebate Program that will allow homeowners to save money on construction and renovations, while also helping to stimulate the economy and employment in the province’s construction industry. Homeowners can qualify for the Residential Construction Rebate in one of two ways:
A 25 per cent rebate is available for renovation projects for principal residences, up to a maximum rebate of $10,000 (based on a $40,000 project).
New Home Construction
A rebate of $10,000 is available for new home construction on homes valued up to $350,000 before HST.
Read more here.
Fenestration Canada along with several other associations joins Efficiency Canada to make an appeal to the Federal Government for a policy focused on deeper energy savings, with more homes upgrading insulation, windows, and heating and cooling systems. We encourage our members to read the letter and if you support it, send your message. It will be sent to your local federal and provincial representative. Click “Add your voice” to submit.
During our Regional Forums last week, some of our members mentioned having a hard time finding Personal Protective Equipment.
Fenestration Canada’s member, Adfast, urgently built a new factory to manufacture sprayable sanitizer and face shields. They assured us that they can deliver quickly anywhere in the country so if in need, think about supporting a fellow Fenestration Canada member!
For more info: https://adclean.ca/en
As COVID-19 is still out there and that most of the country resumed installations and will have to interact more and more with customers, Fenestration Canada put together quick guidelines about the precautions measures to consider in the next few months.
Members and non-members, feel free to use and share this document as much as you want.
Pandemic Safety Guidelines
With the Ford government announcing yesterday that all construction was to resume and essential workplace limits were to be lifted many of you are wondering if it also applies to the renovation / install market.
After discussions with the Ontario government we found out that it was up to each and everyone’s interpretation but that in their opinion it looked like renovations could be included in the May 19th reopening. Jason Neal, Executive Director of SAWDAC let us know that his organization also viewed it this way. For them, the renovation market will re-open in May 19th 2020.
In doubt, Fenestration Canada still encourages you to seek legal counsel.
Last week, Fenestration Canada’s Ontario Committee, chaired by Skip Mclean, voiced their opinion to the authorities about reopening the Door and Window Industry in the province. Also supported by SAWDAC, our Executive Director sent them the following communication.
We are now asking every Ontario Members to submit the same communication to the government by taking only one minute to fill out the following form.