Tips and Ideas from a Toronto Building Pro

Mar 2014

Pergola and Arbour Kits for DIY Enthusiasts

By Rosario Ungaro

Pergola KitWhether you hire a professional builder to custom-design a pergola or arbour that ideally suits your unique space, or whether you decide to build one yourself from a DIY kit, an arbour or pergola can add a wonderful aesthetic dimension to your property as well as extend its usability.  

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Feb 2014

Outbuildings, garden structures, garages and sheds

By Rosario Ungaro

Outbuildings, sheds, garages etc.When many people think of a detached garage, shed, or outbuilding they usually aren’t thinking that it can actually be a beautiful addition to their property. Granted, many people get their outbuildings built for purely utilitarian purposes, but that doesn’t mean they have to be ugly. 

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A word from Rosario…

Our Blog is about sharing some of what we have learned along the way. (Many contractors even call us for ideas or advice.) We hope it is informative and shows our commitment to continuous learning—something we do so we can bring the very latest and best to our customers. 

You've probably heard the phrase: 

"Some people have twenty-five years of experience. Others have one year of experience, twenty-five times over." 

If a contractor doesn't stay up-to-date on the latest building codes, trends, styles, tools, materials, and products, they'll soon find themselves in the latter category. We work hard to make sure that we are not. We regularly talk with our suppliers, go to industry trade shows, and share information and ideas with our peers to make sure that we stay on top of our game and can continue to bring you the very best in building craftsmanship and knowledge.

I welcome the opportunity to chat with you about your next building project.


Rosario Ungaro
Benchmark Building Services Inc.


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