Giving back to Hamilton —local carpenters you can trust

BritCan Carpentry & Home Renovations, Ontario, Hamilton & Surrounding Area

BritCan Carpentry & Home Renovations is one local business in Hamilton that’s been around for years and has proved their vested interest in the community by using their success to give back. What is it that motivates a profitable company to freely donate their time, focus and resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the people and communities they serve?

BritCan Carpentry & Home Renovations, with its roots planted in British and Canadian history, was one of the businesses that lent a voluntary hand in support of a historic event intertwining the cultural past of these two nations. It started with Hamilton’s own Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Located right at the Hamilton International Airport, this sprawling museum houses artifacts, memorabilia and a vast collection of aircraft were flown by the Canadian military starting from World War II up to the present.

One of the brightest jewels in the museum’s crown is the Avro Lancaster, probably the most famous bomber flown during World War II. Of the over 7300 Lancasters that were built during the war, only a handful remain intact today, and only two in the world still airworthy—one owned by Britain’s Royal Air Force, and the other housed right here in Hamilton at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

This past August, Canada’s own Lancaster bomber made a historic flight across the ocean to meet up with its twin for a series of events and activities, including exciting air shows where the sister planes showed off their aeronautical prowess. But before the transatlantic trip, much work went into preparing the antique bomber. BritCan Carpentry was a proud supporter of these efforts and lent time and resources to make the historic trip a success.

Such voluntary contributions to the community are just one way that BritCan Carpentry & Home Renovations expresses its long term interest in the people and environment that has made it a trusted resource for home renovations in Hamilton. For more information on high quality home renovations, visit BritCan Carpentry & Home Renovations at www.britcancarpentry.ca or on Goldbook.

Contact them today at 905-928-1128, or by email at britcancarpentry@rogers.com.

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Choosing the right contractor—it’s critical for home renovations

BritCan Carpentry & Home Renovations, Ontario, Hamilton & Surrounding Area

Britcan Carpentry & Home Renovations has been renovating homes in Hamilton for years and is so confident that they back their work with a two-year warranty. But, with renovation fever continuing unabated, consumers often jump into projects without thoroughly investigating a critical factor—finding the right contractor.

Consider a few basics that you should never neglect when shopping around for a build and renovation professional.

Word of mouth—Asking friends and family for recommendations is the best place to start. Trusted acquaintances can give you reliable testimony and put you in direct contact with contractors that they were happy with in the past. At worst, they can steer you away from companies to avoid.

Preliminary interviews—Once you’ve narrowed down the possibilities, call up each contractor to find out how long they’ve been in business and what experience they’ve had with similar renovations. A simple phone conversation can give you a feel for the kind of businessperson you may be dealing with. If the way they handle your questions seems unprofessional, this may be a sign that their handy work will reflect a similar lack of polish and quality.

References—A high quality contractor rarely lacks satisfied customers who are ready to pass on a good word. So, don’t be shy to ask for references. Call them up to find out how they liked the work done and whether the contractor finished on time and on budget.

Get it in writing—Never agree to start a renovation project before everything is committed in writing. Make sure the contract clearly states the cost of materials, labour and extra expenses such as work permits. Don’t forget details such as how cleanup will be handled, when and how payments will be made, and expected start and end dates.

Make the decision—While the lowest price may seem attractive, your final decision should include considerations such as the grade of materials the contractor plans to use, quality of workmanship, warranties on the finished results, and level of customer service.

For more information on high quality home renovations, visit Britcan Carpentry & Home Renovations at www.britcancarpentry.ca or on Goldbook.

Contact them today at 905-928-1128, or by email at britcancarpentry@rogers.com.

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