Canada turns 150 and is still a “breath of fresh air” to new immigrants

Canada turned 150 this year; for the Chatsworth Team as with many Canadians, a big birthday like this for our nation means a lot. It’s a time to reflect on the great country we live in and how far we’ve come to be what we are now.

“I think we’re coming of age as a country,” said Fil Capuano, CEO of Chatsworth. “It seems we’ve spent generations living in the shadow of the US, and before that, Britain. I think a milestone like this helps us realize we can stand on our own feet as a culture.”

Canada has become what it is now after centuries of immigrants from all over the world building up homes and settlements, into town and cities.

As builders, the Chatsworth Team all feel that we are carrying on that very Canadian tradition. We have always taken pride in building homes that represent long term value, something that is not just a house, but a lasting legacy. “Building just seems [like] a Canadian thing to do,” Capuano remarked. He believes that the building of solid homes is something that has defined this country since the first settlers arrived on this soil.

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Net Zero ready homes are here – are you ready?

Cast your minds back to the ’70s, the days of Abba, Grease and Bell bottoms, the latest cars being sold with seat belts, claiming compliance to “California Motor vehicle standards”. At that time seat belts in cars and similarly crash helmets for a motorcycle rider were felt, by many, to be overweening laws restricting personal freedoms. Roll forward to the new millennium and those, now seemingly arcane, attitudes are playing out in the current debate on Building Code changes in housing. Many resistant to change bemoan the constant code updates requiring greater rigor and the accompanying continuous upgrading required for builders and professionals to keep abreast. Is this progress or some green-crazed hippy shangrila?

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“ Our second floor is boiling in the summer and the basement is FREEZING! ”

“ Our second floor is boiling in the summer and the basement is FREEZING!”

hvac 1 - “ Our second floor is boiling in the summer and the basement is FREEZING! ”In the dog days of July, this often-heard lament from sleep deprived, disappointed homeowners resonates with some of our childhood experiences. Back in the day, the only solution in high summer was to go into the basement for a restful sleep, unless you were among the privileged who had AC in the 60’s and 70’s; a luxury we now take for granted. So, what can you do about it? There are a many potential sources of heat loss and heat gain affecting the comfort of your home:

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BILD Announces “Best of the Best” 2017

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Hixon Street – BILD Custom Home of the Year 2015

We are proud to announce that Chatsworth has won the BILD Association’s Award for 2015 Best Custom Home of the year!

Featured in the Toronto Sun, BILD Custom Home of the Year

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