Located in the Village of Maple Heritage Conservation District, DJM performed an extensive amount of wood restoration on the wood doors, windows (incl sash weights, pulley, cords, etc), siding, soffits, and fascia as well as the necessary replica replacements. Masonry restoration of the rubble foundations and chimneys was also completed. In order for all this work to take place, shoring using 6×6″ cribbing and supportive LVLs was temporarily installed for the replacement of the sill beams and structural framing repairs. This heritage house was built in 1890.
DJM teamed up with Historic Plaster Conservation Services who provided plaster consolidation to the dining room ceiling of this National Historic Site. Extensive protection was needed throughout the interior to protect the historic interior finishes from damage. McQuesten House / Whitehern is a superior example of the residential architecture of the mid-19th-century and is very much characteristic of large Ontario houses built during this period. The house was built in 1848 for Richard O. Duggan as the centrepiece of a residential estate. In 1852 it was purchased by Dr. Calvin McQuesten and remained in the McQuesten family until they donated it to the City of Hamilton in 1959
The interior courtyard required restoration of the metal / leaded windows due to condensation and drafts. DJM restored the metal windows and glazed them, and Eve Guinan Design rebuilt the leaded the windows.
This downtown Oakville heritage home (1841) received a full exterior restoration and painting which included the restoration of 13 wood windows and all of the exterior siding, porch, soffit and fascia, as well as new heritage replica storm windows, shutters and storm doors. The project began in the winter on heated scaffolding and was completed in the Summer.
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