Tag Archives: Ontario

Reproducing Historic Plaster Mouldings Using Silicone Moulds.

As part of a mechanical systems upgrade, the historic plaster wall cornice at the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa was cut open for access. Repairs to the plaster were performed by City Plastering of Ottawa, taking silicone moulds of the … Continue reading

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Victorian Wraparound Porch Parts Reproduction.

The Victorians believed in the health benefits of getting plenty of fresh air, and their architecture reflected this in the wraparound porches, sleeping porches, second floor porches. Homes today are fully sealed, also promoted as a health measure. There is … Continue reading

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Some Days are Scary, and It’s not even Halloween.

  Some days are scary, and it’s not even Halloween yet. Maybe it’s your co-workers. The better you get to know them, the scarier they are. Maybe it is the fact that you are 500 feet in the air, up … Continue reading

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Replacement of Roofing Slate and Flashings on One Hundred Year Old Church Steeple

Charles A. Murray & Co. Limited, of Everett, Ontario replaced the roofing slate and flashings on St. Francis Church in Ajax, Ontario. Roofing slate at this extreme pitch will last a long time, about 120 years, in this case. The sheet … Continue reading

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