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Great Location !

At the intersection of highways #35 and #118, our location is close to Minden, Dorset, Haliburton and VanKoughnet.

Experienced Staff

Although under new management, the management and staff have been in this business for many years. This is what we know best !

The Products You Need

Our selection is tailored to the building supply business, drawing from years of experience about the products that you will require.

Locally Owned

Owned and operated by people who care and are on site to help you.

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Carnarvon, Ontario

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Nudura ICF


NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms or ICF’s are Stay-in-place forms that offer you a variety of benefits when building your new home. The insulated concrete forms icfs consist of two panels of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) that are 25/8” in thickness, and connected together with our patented web system that is made of 100% recycled material. NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms-ICFS are stacked, steel reinforced and then filled with concrete. NUDURA Forms are available in widths from 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 inches, along with a variety of form shapes to accommodate all types of building requirements and designs.

We stock the stanadard 6"size in our warehouses. This product has become very popular over the years because it can be used by carpenters, do-it yourselfers and masons. It can also be installed in cold weather. There are a number of concrete form manufactuers around nowdays. We have chosen this brand due to features that other brands dont have.For instance, they have a folding design for easy shipping and moving around. The forms are 18" high which is condusive to a 9' wall height. The corners are reversibel- no left or right. The plastic inserts are also designed to reduce load slumping. And , in our rent-all, we have the special wall braces that are required for the job.Visit the store and see our showroom display. We also have a computer program to quickly calculate the quantity and concrete required to do your new project.


 Homes today have to be more than just esthetically pleasing, they have to provide benefits. Open the door to a NUDURA home and see how you can enjoy greater comfort, safety, energy efficiency and a healthier and more eco-friendly Insulated Concrete Form house.


With growing energy costs, building an insulated concrete form house is more energy efficient and can save you significant amounts of money on a yearly basis and reduce your carbon footprint. NUDURA insulated concrete form walls vastly reduce air infiltration, which greatly optimizes energy performance. When you combine two panels of  2 5/8” EPS foam with the structural strength and thermal mass of concrete a NUDURA insulated concrete form house can provide R-Values as high as R-50, saving you up to 70% in energy costs


Outside cold can easily travel through a typical wood-framed wall, causing thermal bridging, and creating uncomfortable cold spots inside your home. Insulated Concrete Form houses built with NUDURA® offer superior performance when it comes to thermal bridging, resulting in even temperatures throughout your home with reduced drafts and cold spots, which optimizes energy performance.

NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms act as an effective sound barrier, filtering out unwanted noise. NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms dampen sound vibrations from unwanted outside noise, such as, traffic, trains and neighbors. A NUDURA Insulated Concrete Form house creates the ultimate in home comfort.

NUDURA offers your family maximum safety with a fire protection rating of up to 4 hours. With a NUDURA Insulated concrete form house, walls are built with steel reinforced concrete and a non-toxic fire retardant expanded polystyrene foam ensuring maximum safety. NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms provide greater impact resistance and will withstand winds of up to 402 kph (250 mph) ensuring that your family and home are safe and secure in almost any situation. The strength of the NUDURA wall comes from the solid concrete core.

A NUDURA Insulated Concrete Form home is built to last, and retains its value longer. The main structural element in a NUDURA home is reinforced concrete which offers substantially better durability and requires less maintenance and repair over its lifetime compare to wood structures that require regular maintenance over it’s limited life span.

There is a full set of on-line videos to demonstrate the product that you may view on the corporate NUDURA website.

Cement Blocks

We stock an inventory of cement blocks. The sizes range from 4" to 12". Concrete blocks are 16" long. You can either buy small quantities out of our yard or we can arrange with the manufacturer to have full house loads shipped directly to your site. (See attached photo). Generally, in this truckload situation, we need 2 or 3 days advance notice. We can calculate the number of blocks that you need including the corner blocks.
We also stock the necessary cement and forming boards. If you need a contractor, you can refer to our "Contractor Referrals" section of our menu under " Foundations".

blocksAs you can see from the picture, we also can rent you the necessary scaffolding for the job. Our design department can figure out the size of block that you will require. There are a number of factors but the backfill height is one of the most important issues.




Drainage Products

Steel Culverts

With a multitude of sizes, shapes, coatings and materials options, Armtec’s corrugated steel pipe (CSP) and related products offer unparalleled versatility and flexibility in designing drainage solutions. In addition, corrugated steel pipe has distinct advantages over other materials because of its light weight, strength, ease of installation, low maintenance and adaptability to various field conditions.

pipeCSP is manufactured from pre-coated steel coil, corrugated and formed into pipe. The range of coatings includes galvanized steel, aluminized steel type 2 and a polymer-laminated coating. Steel thickness and corrugation profile depend on the type of structure, height of cover and live load over the structure. 

Product Features

  • Lightweight
  • High strength
  • Long service life
  • Fast installation
  • Can be nested for economical shipping  

Typical Applications

  • Road culverts
  • Storm sewers
  • Stormwater detention systems
  • Utility galleries and conduits
  • Structure relines


Corrugated Tubing Plastic


Big 'O' provides a complete range of drainage tubing products designed to collect and remove subsurface water in various situations. From solid to perforated, or perforated with sock we have a product applicaton. We carry 4" perforated, solid, Hydro and Filtered. We also carry 6" perforated.


Plastic Culverts Boss 2000

BOSS 2000 is a dual-wall corrugated HDPE drainage pipe with a smooth inner wall to offer superior hydraulic performance for both storm sewers and culvert applications, ranging from diameters of 100mm to 900mm.

BOSS 2000 is offered in two product lines:

  • Municipal and highway storm sewer and culverts: 320kPa stiffness; certified to CSA B182.8 with the CSA logo; 6m lengths; bell and gasket joints
  • Resource road culverts: 210kPa – 260kPa stiffness; conforming to CSA B182.8 (no CSA logo); 9.5m lengths; plain ends

The pipe wall can also be factory perforated and fitted with a woven geotextile sock for use in subdrain or recharge drainage applications.

A wide variety of fabricated fittings certified to CSA B182.8 are available, as well as fittings necessary to tie in PVC pipe, such as Inserta-tees and SDR adapters.

Product Features

  • Impact resistant to avoid installation damage
  • UV-resistant
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Resistant to a wide range of chemicals
  • Resistant to strong acids and bases (pH range 1.25 to 14)
  • Fast installation – lightweight and long lengths with fewer joints
  • Quick on-site cutting – can be trimmed to length in seconds

Typical Applications

  • Municipal and highway storm sewers and culverts
  • Resource road culverts
  • Recharge drainage systems
  • Leachate collection systems
  • Stormwater management
  • Airport runway sewers


Pipe Size:

  • Diameters (mm) – 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 375, 450, 525, 600, 750, 900
  • Length (m) – 6m or 9.5m (resource road culverts only)

Foundation Wrap


SUPERSEAL Dimpled Membrane is an extremely durable, inexpensive and easy to use waterproofing membrane. It can be used on all types of foundations and does not require any additional coatings. It is manufactured to the largest and widest variety of roll sizes, worldwide.

wrapSUPERSEAL Dimpled Membrane is made from tough, long lasting plastic that keeps exterior moisture out. It prevents backfill material from touching the foundation wall and bridges typical wall cracks with ease. The dimples in the membrane create a drainage space that allows the wall to breathe. It keeps 100% of the headwater pressure off the face of the wall. This space allows moisture to condensate outward on to the membrane. By gravity, the moisture then falls to the footing drain for removal.

We stock this product including the accessories. Ask one of our sales representatives about this product or view the instructional videos online.






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