Toronto's best renovators named for 2009



    TORONTO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - The Building Industry and Land Development
Association handed out its coveted Renovation Awards Friday, naming Home
Editions Limited as the 2009 Renovator of the Year, a member of BILD since
2000.
    "Excellent workmanship", and "working with our priorities" said a few of
Home Editions Ltd.'s ecstatic homeowners in response to BILD's independent
survey of all clients of the finalists. Testimonials highlighted the
commitment Home Editions Ltd. makes to detail and trust for their clients.
    The prestigious award goes to the company whose professionalism helps
raise the standard for all renovators and whose efforts improve the public
image of renovators in the Greater Toronto Area. The award reflects how well
the renovator performed in meeting the needs and expectations of customers
while contributing to the association and the industry.
    Home Editions Ltd., also won for best renovation from $150,000-$300,000,
for their work on transforming a 1930's home to include a new kitchen and
family room extension as well as cosmetic upgrades to the existing main floor
with new flooring, a new fireplace mantle and painting.
    In other categories, RS Homes/LSI Engineering garnered 3 trophies,
including the award for best custom home which grabbed the judges right at the
start with a dramatic entrance with custom-stone pattern encircling the main
staircase and Jatoba hardwood in a herringbone pattern with detailed handcraft
wood border on floor. The features did not end there with a European inspired
smoke/poker room, exercise/steam room, wine tasting room, and surround sound
throughout.
    RS Homes also won for best renovation over $300,000 for meticulous
detailing using energy sensitive materials including, removing and replacing
all windows with more energy efficiency, adding new stucco and natural stone,
and upgrading the roof and eaves troughs.
    RS Homes added to their winning streak with the award for best renovation
under $75,000 for their transformation of a 30 year-old home facade with new
stucco, natural hand cut stone, and metal and copper to create fresh curb
appeal. To manage budget, the existing brick was resealed with a cement base
then a specialty cut-to-size stone with a reduced thickness was installed.
    Best renovation $75,000 - $150,000 was awarded to Inspire Homes who
upgraded a modest 1000 sq. ft. home by removing the roof and constructing a
full second storey featuring three spacious bedrooms, oversized windows, a
bathroom, ample closet space, and a private den.
    Homeowners will have an opportunity to view all project display boards
submitted in the competition at Destination Renovation, presented by BILD,
during the last week of the National Home Show, running until March 1 at the
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.
    The home renovation and custom building awards are sponsored by Reno and
Décor magazine.

    With more than 1,400 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the
Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development
Institute/Ontario is the voice of the land development, home building and
professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. BILD is proudly
affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Cynthia Malagerio, Manager of Communications,
(416) 391-3450 or (416) 951-4081, communications@bildgta.ca; Stephen Dupuis,
Chief Executive Officer, (416) 391-3453 or (416) 948-8654, sdupuis@bildgta.ca


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