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November 1, 2021
The Construction Estimating Center which developed the Virtual Constructor is pleased to introduce its new EstimCAD Decking & Railing application. Users of the Virtual Constructor will get a free trial by clicking on the Deck section where they wi...

February 21, 2018
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’...

February 19, 2018
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...

December 11, 2017
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...

November 30, 2017
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...

November 3, 2017
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.

November 2, 2017
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.

November 2, 2017
Since last August, the Virtual Constructor team is pleased to count Réno-Dépôt’s banner as a part of its B2B license program.

October 3, 2017
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...

June 15, 2017
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...

June 5, 2017
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.

May 11, 2017
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.

January 17, 2017
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...

September 16, 2016
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.

August 22, 2016
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 ...

August 17, 2016
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.

August 12, 2016
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!

July 7, 2016
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...

June 28, 2016
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...

June 17, 2016
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.

June 16, 2016
To make your deck useful and attractive, here are some practical suggestions that will perfectly complement the configuration of it.

June 8, 2016
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.

May 27, 2016
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.

May 20, 2016
It’s with pleasure that the Virtual Constructor host another partner in his team. It now adheres to the B2B licensing program with us.

November 4, 2015
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 ...

July 1, 2015
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...

June 4, 2015
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.

May 22, 2015
Each wall should be verified with the square trait principle, established in our previous article How to estimate and build a shed - Planning.  

May 13, 2015
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...

February 24, 2015
It is with pleasure that the Virtual Constructor team hosts the second banner that adheres to its B2B licensing program.

January 30, 2015
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.

October 25, 2013
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.

October 9, 2013
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.

September 25, 2013
First of all, is their any soil’s materials that you need to consider before beginning the work of foundations?

September 10, 2013
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?

August 2, 2013
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...

July 26, 2013
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...

July 18, 2013
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...

May 31, 2013
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 ...