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The importance of a design plan must not be underestimated when constructing a suspended ceiling. Plan the design by choosing the direction and location of your tiles. Simply measure the length of your walls, and then use The Virtual Constructor’...

What once was a long and hard process to calculate is now easy and accessible to everyone with our suspended ceiling calculator. With the help of the new and first CAD (Computer-Aided Design) application from the Virtual Constructor, it is no longer ne...

First, when you request a quote, make sure to analyze the products and materials your merchant selects for you. Some merchants will make you a basic price with products and materials at cheaper/economic prices while others will make a budget with top q...

Here is the continuation of our post on How to build a deck: The first steps. The Virtual Constructor gives you the composition of your beam, it’ll just require some assemble. On a flat surface on your property, place the pieces of 2”x...

When the time comes to choose a roofing material for a new construction project or renovation project, various products are available to you. You have the choice between asphalt shingles or metal sheets.

You plan to build your own deck. The success of this project will depend largely on applying proper methods during the first stages of construction. Here are some tips to help get you started.

Since last August, the Virtual Constructor team is pleased to count Réno-Dépôt’s banner as a part of its B2B license program.

It’s been several years and your roof needs to be redone. Don’t wait until it caves in and causes serious (and expensive) damage. You can be confident doing the job yourself as the Virtual Constructor app walks you step by step throughout t...

When looking for patio railings, you will find numerous products and a multitude of options and finishes designed to suit your needs on any budget. Consider first the range of building materials to choose from including treated wood, aluminum, glass, P...

When the time comes to build a new patio or terrace, different methods will determine its size, structure as well as the materials you use. Follow our how-to guide to understand the fundamentals of deck building.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to live our planning and estimation experience for your patio construction project with the help of our new 3D technology.

There’s no need to be a carpentry expert when building a shed that lives up to the beauty of your home. To start off on the right foot, it’s important to determine which type of foundation will provide the most effective base. Here are a fe...

Unlike the majority of roofing materials, steel is available in a wide range of colors. Besides, painted steel retains its brightness for several years and shows no discoloration problem.

You have traditional brick in mind? Know that, today, concrete brick is not more akin to the past. Besides, different colors and textures are available on the market. It’s for you to choose the combination of your choice to create a unique style ...

A new app that allows web users to estimate construction projects and to obtain the exact list of materials and their quantities is now available across all Canada.

You like the look of wood, but you do not want to maintain your coating? Fiber cement is robust and sustainable in time. This product can imitate various and realistic textures. You will be surprised!

You are building a garage, a shed, a house or an extension to your actual house? The choice of exterior siding is often complex because you have too many option. Therefore, it becomes important to question yourself about style, budget, quality and feat...

When it comes time to choose the exterior coating for a deck or terrace, a lot of options are available to you. It’s sometimes difficult to choose among all these possibilities. That’s why we will expand on one of these product; composite d...

Following the article on the installation and construction of a wooden deck, here’s an article that will be useful to perform the installation of your piles by yourself.

To make your deck useful and attractive, here are some practical suggestions that will perfectly complement the configuration of it.

Too close to your neighbour, a street or a commercial building? A viewing angle annoys you? No problem! Enjoy the benefits of a privacy screen and create an « urban look » in your yard.

The staircase is an integral part of the laying out of a patio. It gives access to the yard and allows adequate circulation. On the other hand, the issue concern the disposition of furniture that needs to be included in your final deck.

It’s with pleasure that the Virtual Constructor host another partner in his team. It now adheres to the B2B licensing program with us.

A preliminary plan allows you to start developing your idea. At the beginning of a project, we are all a bit lost in the multitude of information. We have inspiration by illustrations, photos and other projects, but we never pay a particular attention ...

You are planning a construction project but do not know where to begin and even less for the estimation? You ask yourself several questions but you do not have the answers? How to make an informed decision about your project? Here are important quest...

Thinking to renovate your patio, build a shed or expand your home? Are the piles a good solution? It is important to be well informed.

Each wall should be verified with the square trait principle, established in our previous article How to estimate and build a shed - Planning.  

The first thing to do before starting to build a shed is to get information to your municipality about the options you have. What are the maximum and minimum dimensions? How far from the neighbours? What is the maximum height? Is the coating needs to b...

It is with pleasure that the Virtual Constructor team hosts the second banner that adheres to its B2B licensing program.

It’s with pleasure that the team of the Virtual Constructor welcomes the first banner that adheres to the B2B licensing program. In fact, the interactive application has been on their website since January 15 this year.

At first glance, the choice of materials for the interior finish of a garage may seems simple and trivial. If you plan well, you need to consider what will be the right choice; gypsum, plywood, vinyl or a combination of materials.

The third garage topic we will discuss is the choice of exterior coating, such as vinyl, wood and cement fiber and natural wood witch all have different colors and textures.

First of all, is their any soil’s materials that you need to consider before beginning the work of foundations?

It’s been a long time that you think about it? Your spouse and you talk about it for months, even a year, because you run out of storage places? You can’t accept to have the kid’s bicycle obstructing the court anymore?

In this second article dedicated to wooden deck building project, we are going to address the issues related to coatings, stairs, ramps, privacy screen and pergola. They allow you to personalize your living outdoor area according to your creativity and...

In this first of two installments dedicated to the steps of building a wood patio, we will answer some fundamental questions that a residential property owner should take the time to carefully consider to identify his or her needs in the planning and b...

You are planning to build a patio this summer and you don’t know where to start? No worries! The Virtual Constructor is there to help you properly in every step of the way for this project. Indeed, it’s now possible to p...

The English version of the Virtual Constructor application was launched online March 1st, 2014. Let yourself be guided by the simplicity and the user-friendliness of this quite unique new interactive tool.  Plan or  budget your own building ...