Contractor Awards

Welcome to our 2019 Contractors Awards!

Our favourite type of people when we talk about properties are the un-sung heroes that are Contractors. They come at all hours to save your bathroom when the plumbing breaks, make your gardens bloom and are there to tile, paint and decorate your house to make it a home that’s truly yours. Every year we look forward to this exciting issue, where we get to praise our contractors and recognize those that...

Long Term Thinking is Required

By Simon Tully, President of CAOB As we move into the beginning of another year of construction the outlook in the short term is moderately buoyant; however, the long-term outlook is less optimistic for a variety of reasons. Some are circumstantial, but others are able to be tackled with some long-term thinking. In the Bermuda Construction scene, it is the high-end residential construction/renovation...

Keeping Our Contractors Healthy

Expert Advice from Hanah Cannon BSc RD, Registered Dietitian at Island Nutrition There’s no doubt that contract and consultancy work can be tough both physically and mentally, from heavy duty physical roles in construction to high skill electronics requiring full concentration. We know these jobs won’t wait and it is not uncommon to hear of long working hours with skipped meals or grabbing food on...

Welcome to our 2018 Contractors Awards!

It’s that time of year again, where we praise our award winners and talk all things contractors. They are the ones we turn to for help when improving our homes. However picking the right contractor can make the difference between a job done right and an utter nightmare. That’s why this month is all about who stood out in 2018, where to find them and what ask when working with them. Throughout the...

The Future of Construction

It is with great pleasure that the CAOB is once again a sponsor for the IPN Contractor Awards for 2018.  What we love about these awards is that they are compiled and voted on by Realtors that use vendors that are outside of the mainstream, to some extent. Realtors that need small tasks taken care of, the faucet changed or cedar lining of closets, are carried out by companies that in other...

Return on Investment

What you should and shouldn’t invest in if you are thinking of selling If you’re into renovation projects, then updating and revamping your home can be a lot of fun. But before you get too excited about knocking down walls you might want to consider resale value. Flashy renovations don’t always yield the best returns, so you’ll need to take care when picking projects. Remodels to...

BS&R How To: SELECT THE PERFECT CARPENTER

Carpentry is one of the world’s oldest professions. Civilizations have used wood for homes, buildings, furniture, monuments, death rituals, mine shafts, ships, storage barrels, toys...you get the point! It’s quite obvious; we need carpenters in our lives. There are many facets to woodworking, and a number of different specialty skills. In our own company we have 3 different divisions that each...

Are You Protected During Renovations?

Your home is where special memories are made. You protect it, you love it and you’re constantly improving it. But have you considered that during a renovation your home may not be as protected as you think? Renovations can expose your home to a wide variety of hazards. For instance, if you are replacing your doors or windows, your home will be less secure while the work is taking place. It’s easier...

Welcome to our 2017 Contractors Awards!

They are our go to guys, the ones we turn to when somethings broken, run down, or mysteriously not working. As “DIY” as this generation has become, there are some things you just need a contractor for. This month is where we talk all things contractors with our 3rd Annual Contractors Awards! From how to find one to who’s popular to when you need one to what to ask for before hiring. We work with so...

2016 Contractors Award!

Our Realtors Weigh in on their Favourite’s! In the era of DIY, we are quick to turn to Google, Pinterest and every type of web search we can think of for every life hack we can find! Many times, the reality is that you just can’t beat the skills and knowledge of a hired contractor. In Bermuda, we have a wide variety of contractors and businesses to turn to for all aspects in our homes, and it’s...

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