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  • Garden Trends for 2021

    Posted on : 04-05-2021 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Planning some work in the backyard? Here’s some of the latest trends you can implement to improve your outdoor space and garden beds. 


    Implement sustainable practices in your backyard. We all need to be responsible for the choices we make for our planet. Choosing methods to reduce water use like water barrels or mulching which helps keep moisture in the ground. Utilize organic methods for fertilizing and pest control has the benefit of making your space safer for animals and small children. Planting more trees will beautify your space, add privacy and reduce C02 emissions. 


    Growing Food

    The majority of adult homeowners now grow some sort of food for themselves. Homegardens are a growing trend and can be an attractive feature to your space and also something beautiful. Raised beds with herbs not only look and smell wonderful but add some flare to your cooking. 



    Learning & Buying Online

    People are home more in our current world. That means DIY videos, home projects and finding hobbies. Improving your backyard space is not immune to this trend. Find a small project you can tackle and create something beautiful. There’s many DIY tutorials you can find on our blog to get you started. 


    Reducing the lawn

    Large lawns are great for kids to run around on. But once they’re older and moved out they just become extra work. Build something with that space and reduce the workload. Garden beds, hardscape patios or a seating area with permeable pea gravel. The possibilities are endless. 

    A safer place to socialize

    In our current world creating a safe outdoor space to socialize is an essential need. It allows you to enjoy the company of the ones you care about while safely and comfortably making responsible choices. 

    Prioritizing Outdoor lighting and heating

    Adding lighting and heating to your outdoor space extends the use of it longer into the evenings and into the colder fall season. Firepits and outdoor fireplaces create a space to invite friends and family to gather around.

    Whatever your plans are for your outdoor space, Ferrell Builders’ Supply has the expert knowledge and supplies to help you get the job done. 


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  • Enjoy the warmth outdoors

    Posted on : 09-04-2021 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Extend your summer season and those cold nights with a beautiful and durable Firerock outdoor fireplace. Firerock produces a full line of stylish outdoor fireplace solutions in both round and square designs. The Emberlok line of outdoor products are beautiful and will instantly add a centerpiece to your backyard. 


    Firerock products are pre-engineered for strength and a perfect draw. Easy to use and virtually maintenance free these traditional fireplaces extend our precious summer season. 


    Unlike many other amenities it will increase the value of your property well beyond your initial investment, an investment that you can enjoy. All FireRock and Emberlok products, being modular, easily lend themselves to customization


    Nothing enhances your outdoor living space more than the natural beauty of a FireRock Fireplace.


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  • Time for Spring Clean Up

    Posted on : 30-03-2021 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates


    The winter months can wreak havoc on our yards. On top  of that there’s many things we put away, cover up or just ignore in the winter. Here’s a handy list to get your yard ready heading into spring.

    Clean up the obvious
    Once the snow leaves there’s going to be some litter and waste that may have blown in during a storm. If you have a dog you may also have some other clean up to do that was hidden under the snow. 


    Rake your lawn
    You’ll want to break out your rake and give you lawn a pass. Get any dead leaves, twigs, and pinecones off the lawn to help keep your lawn nice and healthy going into the spring.


    Clean up garden beds
    Remove any dead leaves or stalks from perennials and plants. You can also add some plant fertilizer to the soil once the frost is gone to help established plants. 


    Inspect you trees and shrubs
    You’ll want to walk around your property and inspect trees and shrubs for any broken or damaged limbs. Removing these now will prevent them from falling in the spring or summer unexpectedly. 

    Organize your tools
    You may have stowed some items in the winter. Get them ready for use and make sure they’re in good working order.

    Take out your garden hose, patio furniture and anything else you had stashed in the shed or garage for winter. Uncover your AC and unwrap any shrubs/perennials you had protected from the snow and ice.

    Walk your lawn
    Look for damaged spots to fill with fresh soil and seed once it’s warm enough.

    Make a plan
    What’s your plan for your yard this spring and summer? You now have a whole new living space. Make the most of it. Create a new seating area, a fire pit, the options are endless.

    Whatever plans you have for your backyard space, we have solutions. Visit your local Ferrell Builders Supply location today to discuss your plan with one of our helpful landscape experts. 

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  • Why Choose Stone Veneer for you accent wall

    Posted on : 09-03-2021 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Transform your wall into a focal point with stone veneer. Using stone veneer will give you the look of a traditional stone accent wall but at the fraction of the work. For DIYers this can be accomplished in about a weekend for the average project.

    Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of a stone veneer.

    Long Lasting


    Not only is stone one of the most durable products you can choose but the look of it is also timeless.

    Installation Ease

    Thin stone veneer is lighter weight and easier to install that other natural stone options. Most applications install with thinset over cement board.


    Stone is  a natural product that gives your space a sense of permanence and history, and a connection to the natural world.


    There is a wide variety of thin stone veneer products that fit any budget. Browse hundreds of styles and colour options to achieve the look you want for your space.

    Stone accent walls create more than just a focal point.  They add warmth, depth, dimension, and design as well. Stop by one of our locations to discuss your many options.

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  • Custom steel services

    Posted on : 01-03-2021 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : News & Updates

    Our steel division is here to provide you with everything you need to get your job started and finished on time and on budget.

    Our Hamilton yard carries a full line of steel beams, angle irons, reinforcement bars, steel posts and accessories. All customized for your job.

    Our I beams are available in various sizes and thickness. We provide on site welding for posts and beams – available next day. Additionally, we’re also Southern Ontario’s largest supplier of steel reinforcement bars. Next Day Service on any size job.

    Our hollow metal shop can customize your Commercial slab doors in a reasonable time.

    We stock a complete line of steel studs and tracks. Manufactured to exacting tolerances, contractors appreciate the superior stud to track fit. Non-combustible Steel Studs and Tracks have been used in many fire tested wall assemblies to achieve ratings up to 2 hours. Consult UL and ULC fire resistance directories for specific time rated assemblies.

    Our steel fabricating yard is proud to cut, weld and fabricate structural steel beams, angles, jack posts, for job sites across Southern Ontario.

    Whatever your job needs. Our many locations and divisions are here to help.

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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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