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  • DIY Winter Home Projects

    Posted on : 03-02-2021 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    DIY and renovation projects tend to slow over the winter months. This doesn’t have to be the though. Take your projects inside. Here are some suggestions for what you can do during the cold months:

    Make your home less cold

    Upgrading insulation isn’t a stylish upgrade but  will greatly increase your comfort over the cold months ahead. It will also have the added bonus of cutting your energy cost. 

     

    Add stylish backsplash 

     

    Upgrade your kitchen with a new backsplash that will completely transform the look of your space. These is a fairly easy DIY weekend project. You can use a thin a stone veneer product to create a rustic elegant look. 

     

    Organize your cluttered spaces 

     

    Closet organizers, shelves and built-in storage solutions are great winter projects. Decluttering and organizing your life is a  project that will greatly improve your day-to-day life. 

     

    Replace doors and hardware

     

    Many older homes have a mishmash of doors and hardware from decades of slow upgrades and doors tend to take a lot of abuse over the years. Having a consistent style of hardware and doors throughout your home will immediately modernize the look of your home.

     

    Upgrade the heart of your home

     

    Your fireplace is a gathering place for your family during cold nights. Give it a little love. You can reface your fireplace with a stylish thin stone veneer. This cuts down on your labour and gives you the timeless look of natural stone. 

     

    Refresh your walls

     

    Patch any damaged drywall, repaint and upgrade trim. Adding some new colour in your life will raise your spirits through the dreary winter months. 

     

    Replace your countertops 

     

    Replacing the countertops can make a huge impact on your kitchen’s appearance, and the job doesn’t require a lot of trips back and forth outside so it’s an ideal cold-weather upgrade. 

     

    There are so many home projects you can accomplish, even if the weather is cold and foul. Stop by your nearest Ferrell Builders’ Supply to speak with our in-store experts to get your home project started on the right track.

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  • A proud supplier of Dorex Products

    Posted on : 29-01-2021 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Our Hardware division is a proud supplier of Dorex Products to complete and secure your building projects. Door hardware can be an overlooked area of design but is often the very first thing that someone will interact with. 


    Dorex Hardware offers a complete range of high quality, residential and commercial grade door hardware and accessories. Dorex products are trusted by door hardware specialists from coast to coast; who demand great design, precision action and unbeatable lasting performance.This is why Ferrell Builders’ Supply is happy to carry their full residential and commercial line.

     

    You can contact our hardware division to discuss getting everything you need. Leversets, knobs, deadbolts, door closers, exit devices, hinges and much more. Be sure to ask our in-store specialist about Dorex’s beautiful residential collections and the Dorex finish chart will help achieve the desired look you want in your home. 

     

    Dorex produces affordable, dependable door hardware to ensure that your projects will be completed on time, on budget and to the highest standard.

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  • Invite Santa Clause into your home in style

    Posted on : 24-12-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Invite Santa Clause into your home in style next year. We offer stylish Firerock Fireplaces that last longer than a metal box insert and look stunning. The old jolly fellow will be impressed and you won’t need to go on the naughty list for breaking the bank as these fireplaces cost less than a traditional brick and mortar one. The precision engineering on them will allow for smooth travel up and down the chimney as well.

    You can hang your stockings with care from one of our many natural stone mantel options. We can custom cut to size and our helpful staff at anyone of our locations across Southern Ontario will be happy to help you.

    Twinkling light bouncing

    off the stylish Veneer front from one of many suppliers like Eldorado Stone, Earth Coverings, Masonal Stone or Robinson Brick will be sure to impress. The quick lightweight install of these products will leave more time for you to concentrate on what really matters. Family and friends.

    And don’t forget a beautiful stone hearth as your family gathers around the warmth of a beautiful fireplace Christmas morning they’ll be sparkling footprints left from Old St. Nick.

    From all of us at Ferrell Building Supplies we wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas

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  • Keep yourself and your driveway safe

    Posted on : 21-12-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Winter is coming which means slippery roads and icy conditions. Your driveways and pathways around your home are not immune to these conditions. You’ll need to be prepared.

    That’s why we supply salt and ice melters to keep you and your loved one’s safe from falls and spills throughout the winter months. The rest of the year we help beautify those areas but we understand how dangerous they can be in winter months especially for people with low mobility.

    You do need to take some care as some salt and ice melters aren’t good for some surfaces and plants. Most ice melters are a combination of the same ingredients: sodium chloride, calcium chloride, or magnesium chloride. Or more commonly known as salt.

    Salt and ice melters can damage plants, grasses and concrete when used too generously. They can also be harmful to the paws of animals.

    So when applying Always use a gentle hand when applying any type of ice melt to concrete. Lay down a thin layer before a storm, then another light layer during the storm.

    Excessive salt in the ground can harm a plant’s ability to soak up necessary nutrients. You’ll want to avoid getting too much salt into garden beds or on the lawn.

     

    Once the ice thaws you’ll also want to shovel away any excess salt in your driveway and dispose of it.

    You can also mix your salt or ice melter with an abrasive like sand to soften their effect on the environment.

    A little bit of extra care can keep you safe and your landscaping. If you need help selecting the right ice melter or salt for your home or business contact one of our in-store experts.

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  • Fireplaces add value

    Posted on : 24-11-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Fireplaces add some obvious benefits to your home. They add warmth and charm to any space. They create a gathering space within your home for your family and loved ones. They can be a beautiful architectural addition to any space.

    Beyond that they add value. Surveys have shown that 46% of home buyers would pay more for a home with at least one fireplace. Wood and gas fireplaces tend to add more value to a home while electric ones add minimal value. Beyond that it’s estimated that the value of your home could be between $1,220 and $12,000 in some locations. Fireplaces in colder regions like ours are much more desirable.

     

    If you’re looking at starting a fireplace renovation, adding one to a new home build or just sprucing up your existing one talk to one of our in-store experts. We sell a full line of stone and stone veneer to surface your fireplace with as well as stone mantels.

    We also stock Firerock stone fireplaces which cost far less than traditional brick & mortar, and is precision engineered to draw properly. They install in less than a day compared to traditional brick and mortar options.

     

    If you’re looking at adding some warmth to your space with a fireplace. We can help.

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  • Adding Insulation Is the Perfect DIY Heading Into Winter

    Posted on : 24-11-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Canadian winters are magical but also cold and long. With the long cold nights headed our way and outdoor projects wrapping up now is the perfect time to tackle something that will not only increase your comfort over winter but save money. When it comes to energy-efficient renovations, an often overlooked home upgrade is insulation. 

    Insulation is not stylish or attractive but adds a level of comfort. Generally heating your home accounts for 50% of energy expenses in Canada. So maintaining that heat in your home is crucial.

    Your basement or crawl space is a prime source of heat loss that is often overlooked. Basements can account for 20 – 30% of your house’s energy loss.

    Blown-in insulation in your attic is another fix that is passed over for luxury or designer upgrades to your house but can be one of the best investments you make. Not only does it prevent heat loss, lower chance of ice dams in your gutters, but you’ll just be more comfortable in your home. 

    If you’re considering upgrading your insulation talk to one of our in-store experts. 

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  • Installing a stone veneer backsplash

    Posted on : 28-10-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    A stone veneer can add an elegant rustic look to your space. It’s a little more time intensive than a tile backsplash but well worth the investment for the longevity and durability of the product.

    Make note of any specific manufacturer’s installation instructions prior to beginning. They may require a specific adhesive, spacing or grout instructions.

     

    Measure your space
    Get a proper measurement of how many square feet you’ll need to cover. Buy extra as you will waste some cutting to fit in areas.

    Be Safe
    Turn off your breaker and remove any electrical plates. You many need to at plate extenders you your electrical boxes. These can be found at any hardware store.

     

    Prepare
    Prep your space. Ensure you’re working on a smooth clean surface. Remove existing tile, wall paper and sand rough patches.

     

    Dry fit
    You can dry fit your stone on the floor before installing on the wall. This will save time and ensure a proper fit and spacing.  Mix the stones in the batch for even colour distribution and try to avoid harsh seams.

    Mark your wall
    Mark the first row of veneer to be installed This is especially crucial if you need to cut your first row because the countertop is not level.

     

    Start applying
    Apply manufacueres recommended adhesive to the back of the stone. And place your first row. Ensure that it is level. If you’re leaving space to grout use a spacer between stones otherwise place them tight to each other.

    Continue
    Continue this method staggering joints as you go until you have covered the whole area. Make cut where needed by measuring and marking stones for a tight fit. If you are grouting the seams for a bricked look you will do this once all the stone is applied and set to the wall. Grout the seams using a small trowel and wipe away any excess.

    Stone veneer adds an elegant rustic look to your cooking space and is a great way to protect your kitchen walls from heat or spills.

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  • Your Fall To-Do List

    Posted on : 21-10-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    There are some essential tasks you should complete before winter hits. Here’s a checklist to help you get it all done.

    Seal
    Walk the perimeter of your house and seal any foundation cracks or re-apply caulking around windows and doors where it has weathered away. This is a crucial step to protecting your home.

    Rake
    Clean leaves from pathways and lawn. You can use these leaves as ground cover to protect the soil in garden beds over winter if you’d like.

    Plant
    Put bulbs in the ground now for colourful spring flowers. Seed any grass now before it gets too cold as well as the layer of grass will help protect the soil.

    Clean gutters
    Clean out gutters and downspouts to prevent blockages and ice build up during the winter months.

    Store
    Store outdoor furniture, hoses, planters, rain barrels and tools for the winter. Give them all a good clean so they’re ready for use in the spring.

    Winterize 
    Cover any items that should be protected from snow and ice. AC units, outdoor grills, water fixtures etc.

    Safety
    Test all safety alarms, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to ensure they’re in proper working order.

    Heating
    Test your furnace, clean or replace your filters. Consider having someone come in for a regular maintenance.

    Check
    Check all windows and doors, Make sure they are sealed correctly. Make repairs where needed. Caulk any seams or gaps on the interior. Winterize or replace older windows now.

    Be prepared
    Don’t get left unprepared. Make sure you have salt for driveways and pathways. Find your shovels now and test your snowblower.

    Taking these steps now will help secure your investment and keep your home safe, dry and comfortable.

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  • 3 DIY stone veneer projects for your home

    Posted on : 23-09-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Think of updating the look of your home? Stone veneer offers an elegant solution to transforming outdated areas of the interior of your house. Stone veneer is a versatile, durable product that can be used in many ways. Here’s a few DYI ideas you can tackle yourself to modernize the look of your home.

    Fireplaces

    Fireplaces in home are a luxury we all love. Just like the rest of your house they can sometimes use a little TLC. Bring your house up-to-date and modernize the look of your fireplace. Stone veneer offers the look of traditional stone still but can completely transofrom your space. Resurfacing your fireplace with veneer is a

    Backsplashes

    A new backsplash can instantly transform the look of a kitchen instantly and since it is rarely more than 30 square feet in size, it’s also the perfect DIY project for any homeowner. To make the installation easier, consider finding a stone that can easily fill the typical 18-inches of space without multiple cuts.

    Accent Wall

     

    Add a focal point to any room with a stone veneer feature wall.  Stone is a versatile product with many looks and styles. You can easily achieve the updated look you want for any room and create an attractive modern look that will be the envy of all your guests.

     

    Stone veneer is a durable low maintenance product that is lighter weight than bricks or other natural stones and easier to handle and install. The lighter weight stones can be installed on any structurally sound wall, including interior walls. The cut stones are equally as durable, water resistant, and diverse in color and texture as the stones from which they are cut. Your options to upgrade your home with this beautiful product are endless.

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  • Build your inspiration board

    Posted on : 31-08-2020 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Have an idea of what you want to do in your backyard but you’re not quite there yet? Visit our Pinterest account to build an inspiration board for your latest professional or DIY project. Many of our thousands of products have been pinned on our account.

    You can mix and match textures, styles and colours. Add photos to your own board of your existing backyard or outdoor features. Create pleasing combinations and styles. You’ll also find DYI’s for many of the projects you may want to undertake in your backyard.

    When you have an inspired board of natural stone, ground coverings, landscape material and patio slabs show it to one of our helpful in-store experts. They’ll be happy to guide you through the final selection process and finalize your outdoor plans.

    We’re here to help make your backyard dreams come true.

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