Category Archives: Heritage Restoration

vancouver police museum - Exterior envelope upgrade

Vancouver Police Museum

Exterior envelope upgrade of a storied heritage building currently operating as a popular museum

Work consisted of exterior envelope upgrade of the building during the winter season, including removal of the existing roof surfaces and equipment and replacement with a new roof surface and all flashings/gutters/scuppers/vents, bracing of the Cordova Street parapet and provision of a ventilated wood frame back enclosure, restoration and cleaning of the front facade masonry, rehabilitation of wood, steel frame and pressed sheet metal windows on all four elevations, sill rehabilitation of the entry arched window, and exterior painting of windows and metal work

Vancouver City Hall

Replaced over 1,000 window sash with new sealed double glazed units throughout the building

Work consisted of construction and installation of 1,000 new wood sash fit with new sealed double glazed units. Crew was trained to perform lead abatement without any safety-related incidents. Located a non-profit organization who used more than sixty percent of the sash in their construction projects thus avoiding the landfill. Devised a method to refurbish 75-year old hardware without using any harmful chemicals and re-used all existing hardware close to original finish.