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Brick - Stone and Traditional Tuckpointing.
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#loveyourwork @eraarchitects

Brick - Stone and Traditional Tuckpointing. . . #loveyourwork @eraarchitects

Here are some pics of the wood restoration currently taking place by our team at the Selby Hotel.  Most of this wood has been paint stripped and sanded for either paint or stain.  All work is completed onsite in our "workshop." Thanks guys for all your awesome work!
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#ifwelivetowork... #mightaswellenjoyit @eraarchitects

Here are some pics of the wood restoration currently taking place by our team at the Selby Hotel. Most of this wood has been paint stripped and sanded for either paint or stain. All work is completed onsite in our "workshop." Thanks guys for all your awesome work! . . #ifwelivetowork... #mightaswellenjoyit @eraarchitects

Lombard Street Fire Hall - restored by us a few years ago.  This was a great job from start to finish.  Next phase will be the tower.  #sctv #ripjohncandy #eugenelevyeyebrows #andreamartinlaugh

Lombard Street Fire Hall - restored by us a few years ago. This was a great job from start to finish. Next phase will be the tower. #sctv #ripjohncandy #eugenelevyeyebrows #andreamartinlaugh

Here are some recent photos of our brick and stonework at the Selby Hotel.  We are removing all the old foundation stone and lowering it to line up with the new foundation that was built for the move.  This makes for a lot of work, but will look incredible when complete.  Credit Valley Sandstone and Berea Sandstone.  #welovestonework #wetakeoncomplicatedwork #forthefunofit @tyersc @trowel_and_slicker

Here are some recent photos of our brick and stonework at the Selby Hotel. We are removing all the old foundation stone and lowering it to line up with the new foundation that was built for the move. This makes for a lot of work, but will look incredible when complete. Credit Valley Sandstone and Berea Sandstone. #welovestonework #wetakeoncomplicatedwork #forthefunofit @tyersc @trowel_and_slicker

We hired a new labourer today... Bit timid.

We hired a new labourer today... Bit timid.

Can't wait... 4 more tuckpointers to be added ro the current team of 3.  The Selby Hotel is about to be all laced up with 18th century charm.  I will be joining them along with @rileyaw81 @jerm_freak and @egxiv_ + @jschubert1976 @eguy95 @dangerzowen --- #teamwork #justwait

Can't wait... 4 more tuckpointers to be added ro the current team of 3. The Selby Hotel is about to be all laced up with 18th century charm. I will be joining them along with @rileyaw81 @jerm_freak and @egxiv_ + @jschubert1976 @eguy95 @dangerzowen --- #teamwork #justwait

So pleased to have recieved the Award of Excellence for Craftsmanship and Construction at the CAHP Awards last night.  ERA Architects (Daniel Lewis) @danlewisuk and our team share this for the great work we did on 62 Charles Street, Toronto.  Thank you to ERA @eraarchitects , Roger Vaughan (carpentry), Martin from Kagter (slate/copper), Ridley windows and @tuckpointer for all his guidance with Jason and crew (tuckpointing). This award is for all of us - congrats... To be cont.

So pleased to have recieved the Award of Excellence for Craftsmanship and Construction at the CAHP Awards last night. ERA Architects (Daniel Lewis) @danlewisuk and our team share this for the great work we did on 62 Charles Street, Toronto. Thank you to ERA @eraarchitects , Roger Vaughan (carpentry), Martin from Kagter (slate/copper), Ridley windows and @tuckpointer for all his guidance with Jason and crew (tuckpointing). This award is for all of us - congrats... To be cont.

Lots of work this weekend to meet the job deadline... Meticulously prepped and primed.  2 coats of Ppg jet black.  Thanks for your hard work guys!
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#castaluminum #metalfabrication #details #trickystuff

Lots of work this weekend to meet the job deadline... Meticulously prepped and primed. 2 coats of Ppg jet black. Thanks for your hard work guys! . #castaluminum #metalfabrication #details #trickystuff

One more day of metal fun and then the big reveal... 2 weeks of fabrication, days of sanding and now prep for paint tomorrow... #tastethefinishline
Thanks @burnthatsucker @roger.von @dangerzowen @stuartdepuis @ezra_g_stone

One more day of metal fun and then the big reveal... 2 weeks of fabrication, days of sanding and now prep for paint tomorrow... #tastethefinishline Thanks @burnthatsucker @roger.von @dangerzowen @stuartdepuis @ezra_g_stone

@tyersc and Graeme did a great job refacing all the old stone and completing part of the foundation stonework.  Margin tooling adds a great detail to the corners.
Thanks guys

@tyersc and Graeme did a great job refacing all the old stone and completing part of the foundation stonework. Margin tooling adds a great detail to the corners. Thanks guys

These 2 guys @roger.von and @dangerzowen deserve a cold one (or 2) tonight.  Thanks for your work this week... .
#crazytight #noroomforerror #fancydancyrailing

These 2 guys @roger.von and @dangerzowen deserve a cold one (or 2) tonight. Thanks for your work this week... . #crazytight #noroomforerror #fancydancyrailing

Installation - clean lines - cast aluminum
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@roger.von 
@dangerzowen 
@stuartdepuis 
Thx!

Installation - clean lines - cast aluminum . . @roger.von @dangerzowen @stuartdepuis Thx!

John S and I did this sign.  Joseph Bloore and Heritage Toronto brought it out from the basement of the Archives.  St. Andrews Church is hosting it.
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@eraarchitects @heritagetoronto

John S and I did this sign. Joseph Bloore and Heritage Toronto brought it out from the basement of the Archives. St. Andrews Church is hosting it. . . @eraarchitects @heritagetoronto

End of summer and we are just getting into the juicy stuff.  Tuckpointers are dominating the old rough brick of the Selby.  Fantastic work gentleman!
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@jschubert1976 @dangerzowen @eguy95 @eliguy93

End of summer and we are just getting into the juicy stuff. Tuckpointers are dominating the old rough brick of the Selby. Fantastic work gentleman! . . @jschubert1976 @dangerzowen @eguy95 @eliguy93

We uncovered beautiful pocket door locks today that were barely noticable under years of thick paint.  I love all the cool door hardware.
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#allteamwork #wewillnailthisone
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#heritagerestoration #conservation  #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #buildingmoving #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage  #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation
#paintstripping #paintremoval
#theselby #theselbyhotel

We uncovered beautiful pocket door locks today that were barely noticable under years of thick paint. I love all the cool door hardware. . . #allteamwork #wewillnailthisone . #heritagerestoration #conservation #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #buildingmoving #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation #paintstripping #paintremoval #theselby #theselbyhotel

Stripping layers of paint and original varnish takes skill and lots of patience.  With the help of steam and interior safe chemical, we are able to bring the wood back to life.  Thanks John for all your amazing work!

Stripping layers of paint and original varnish takes skill and lots of patience. With the help of steam and interior safe chemical, we are able to bring the wood back to life. Thanks John for all your amazing work!

1/2" bent stainless steel with inset marble plaque replica.  Now off to get a bronze finish.  Thanks @johnsird for the cool design.  The heritage folks will super pumped πŸ˜€.

1/2" bent stainless steel with inset marble plaque replica. Now off to get a bronze finish. Thanks @johnsird for the cool design. The heritage folks will super pumped πŸ˜€.

Cool juxtaposition - 62 Charles Restoration - so pleased with this project.  After a hard week it makes it all worthwhile. @roger.von amazing woodwork πŸ‘Š

Cool juxtaposition - 62 Charles Restoration - so pleased with this project. After a hard week it makes it all worthwhile. @roger.von amazing woodwork πŸ‘Š

If you are tired of changing filters on your respirator... Get rid of it for the Breath Cool 😎 fresh air intake mask.  The machine is placed 25 or 50 ft away from you where there is a constant supply of fresh air.  Just turn up the oxygen and breath easy.  Highly recommend it for interior or exterior paint/coating removal.

If you are tired of changing filters on your respirator... Get rid of it for the Breath Cool 😎 fresh air intake mask. The machine is placed 25 or 50 ft away from you where there is a constant supply of fresh air. Just turn up the oxygen and breath easy. Highly recommend it for interior or exterior paint/coating removal.

The tuckpointers are at full speed ahead.  This craft is time consuming but well worth it in the end.  Big thank you to Antoni aka @tuckpointer. 
@jschubert1976 @dangerzowen @eguy95 - great work boys! πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸ‘Š

The tuckpointers are at full speed ahead. This craft is time consuming but well worth it in the end. Big thank you to Antoni aka @tuckpointer. @jschubert1976 @dangerzowen @eguy95 - great work boys! πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸ‘Š

Soft brushes and dry steam to clean layers of old paint and varnish.  We prefer this over heat guns.
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#woodrestoration #selby #stripping #naked #wood #woodworking #takeyourtime #doitright

Soft brushes and dry steam to clean layers of old paint and varnish. We prefer this over heat guns. . . #woodrestoration #selby #stripping #naked #wood #woodworking #takeyourtime #doitright

We are putting together the cast aluminum decorative railing.  Then off to the powder coater.

We are putting together the cast aluminum decorative railing. Then off to the powder coater.

Interior wood stripping at the Selby.  Three layers of paint and original varnish removed without the use of toxic heat guns.  All wood detailing will be finished as original dark stain... Can't wait to see the finished product.
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#woodrestoration #selby #stripping #naked #wood

Interior wood stripping at the Selby. Three layers of paint and original varnish removed without the use of toxic heat guns. All wood detailing will be finished as original dark stain... Can't wait to see the finished product. . . #woodrestoration #selby #stripping #naked #wood

Nice little clip from @stephenericmason... Great work!!
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#heritagerestoration #conservation  #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #buildingmoving #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage  #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation
#paintstripping #paintremoval

Nice little clip from @stephenericmason... Great work!! . . #heritagerestoration #conservation #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #buildingmoving #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation #paintstripping #paintremoval

Ok - Joseph Bloore - hope you like your new plaque (the letter painting was funπŸ˜”)... The cracked original will stay warm in the basement of the Toronto archives.  We will be installing this onto a metal sign near Yonge and Bloor.
Thanks John S. @eraarchitects

Ok - Joseph Bloore - hope you like your new plaque (the letter painting was funπŸ˜”)... The cracked original will stay warm in the basement of the Toronto archives. We will be installing this onto a metal sign near Yonge and Bloor. Thanks John S. @eraarchitects

@stephenericmason put this together for our previous project with @tuckpointer @jschubert1976 @roger.von @eguy95 @adam_fullerton @ezra_g_stone @burnthatsucker @eraarchitects ...
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#heritagerestoration #conservation  #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #buildingmoving #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage  #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation
#paintstripping #paintremoval

@stephenericmason put this together for our previous project with @tuckpointer @jschubert1976 @roger.von @eguy95 @adam_fullerton @ezra_g_stone @burnthatsucker @eraarchitects ... . . . #heritagerestoration #conservation #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #buildingmoving #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation #paintstripping #paintremoval

If you dont have a fancy vibrating mould table$$$ You can substitute with a reciprocating saw using the flat portion where the blade would be inserted... Bubble away FrannyπŸ˜€βœŒπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

If you dont have a fancy vibrating mould table$$$ You can substitute with a reciprocating saw using the flat portion where the blade would be inserted... Bubble away FrannyπŸ˜€βœŒπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

@jschubert1976 rockin the ribbons and herring bone. Bar had been raised boys....πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸ‘Š The corner of Selby and Sherbourne will be brought back to life in no time!

@jschubert1976 rockin the ribbons and herring bone. Bar had been raised boys....πŸ‘ŠπŸ’₯πŸ‘Š The corner of Selby and Sherbourne will be brought back to life in no time!

Just removed the mould for the Joseph Bloore plaque... No damage to original 1800's marble.  Thanks Fran! πŸ˜€

Just removed the mould for the Joseph Bloore plaque... No damage to original 1800's marble. Thanks Fran! πŸ˜€

Here are some pics of our previous job on Charles Street in Toronto.  This job involed masonry cleaning, brick replacement and rebuilding, wood restoration, door and window restoration, new windows, making in house wood detailing and brackets, wood turning, traditional 1880's wood porch,  brick colour wash and traditional tuckpointing using original tools and materials, multiple rebuilt dormers, 2 flat roofs, new slate roof and all new lead coated copper flashings, gutters and downspouts.
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We had the pleasure of working with  @eraarchitects, @adwoodturning, @venosa.painting, @adam_fullerton, Ridley windows and Kagter Metal and slate. @trowel_and_slicker for his vids and brickwork!

Here are some pics of our previous job on Charles Street in Toronto. This job involed masonry cleaning, brick replacement and rebuilding, wood restoration, door and window restoration, new windows, making in house wood detailing and brackets, wood turning, traditional 1880's wood porch, brick colour wash and traditional tuckpointing using original tools and materials, multiple rebuilt dormers, 2 flat roofs, new slate roof and all new lead coated copper flashings, gutters and downspouts. . We had the pleasure of working with @eraarchitects, @adwoodturning, @venosa.painting, @adam_fullerton, Ridley windows and Kagter Metal and slate. @trowel_and_slicker for his vids and brickwork!

If you are curious what Joseph Bloor looked like, well here he is... Quite a stare -- handsome fella 😠

If you are curious what Joseph Bloor looked like, well here he is... Quite a stare -- handsome fella 😠

A long time ago I had the opportunity to work with an older plasterer name Francicci.  Fran taught me a lot of secrets over the years. A truly special one in particular was the value of mould making.  Fran showed me the art of silicone and how important it is to oil your wood before you get mixing.  I owe a lot to Fran and may he rest in Peace. .
This 1840 marble plaque replication will commemorate Bloor Street at the corner of Yonge and Bloor.

A long time ago I had the opportunity to work with an older plasterer name Francicci. Fran taught me a lot of secrets over the years. A truly special one in particular was the value of mould making. Fran showed me the art of silicone and how important it is to oil your wood before you get mixing. I owe a lot to Fran and may he rest in Peace. . This 1840 marble plaque replication will commemorate Bloor Street at the corner of Yonge and Bloor.

Cnc mould taken from original gate to produce the scaled down spindle for our accessibility ramp at the Canada Life building.  Hoping to wrap this project up soon. @eraarchitects

Cnc mould taken from original gate to produce the scaled down spindle for our accessibility ramp at the Canada Life building. Hoping to wrap this project up soon. @eraarchitects

Want to join our team... We are looking to ad 2 masons skilled in restoration.

Want to join our team... We are looking to ad 2 masons skilled in restoration.

Learn from our mistakes... Borrow from our past.  #softandsimple #lime #newvsold #whatgives #outlives

Learn from our mistakes... Borrow from our past. #softandsimple #lime #newvsold #whatgives #outlives

Roger Vaughan setting our turned details on the front porch.  We set up a wood shop on each project for a more efficient process.  Other than the turned wood, Roger makes all brackets and mouldings himself. .
#craftlove #enjoyyourjob .
@adwoodturning @eraarchitects

Roger Vaughan setting our turned details on the front porch. We set up a wood shop on each project for a more efficient process. Other than the turned wood, Roger makes all brackets and mouldings himself. . #craftlove #enjoyyourjob . @adwoodturning @eraarchitects

Lots happening under the green mesh... @trowel_and_slicker @stuartdepuis @eguy95 @dangerzowen @eraarchitects and @burnthatsucker and many others have been doing a great job.  Foundation stonework almost complete, slate roof stripped, windows ordered and wood restoration about to begin. .
This will be the last one standing on Howard Street.

Lots happening under the green mesh... @trowel_and_slicker @stuartdepuis @eguy95 @dangerzowen @eraarchitects and @burnthatsucker and many others have been doing a great job. Foundation stonework almost complete, slate roof stripped, windows ordered and wood restoration about to begin. . This will be the last one standing on Howard Street.

Its hard starting off a project in a deficit when the entire brickwork has been sandblasted decades prior.  Traditional colour wash and tuckpointing gives a nod to the past and tidies things up nicely. .
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@jschubert1976 @eguy95 @dangerzowen are all getting ready to tackle this phase of the project! (With partial credit for his craft...@tuckpointer)
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#heritagerestoration #conservation  #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #buildingmoving #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage  #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation
#paintstripping #paintremoval
#theselby #theselbyhotel

Its hard starting off a project in a deficit when the entire brickwork has been sandblasted decades prior. Traditional colour wash and tuckpointing gives a nod to the past and tidies things up nicely. . . @jschubert1976 @eguy95 @dangerzowen are all getting ready to tackle this phase of the project! (With partial credit for his craft...@tuckpointer) . . #heritagerestoration #conservation #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #buildingmoving #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation #paintstripping #paintremoval #theselby #theselbyhotel

We are looking forward to transforming this rough brick facade.  What's the remedy? Traditional English Tuckpointing
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#heritagerestoration #conservation  #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #buildingmoving #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage  #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation
#paintstripping #paintremoval
#theselby #theselbyhotel

We are looking forward to transforming this rough brick facade. What's the remedy? Traditional English Tuckpointing . . . #heritagerestoration #conservation #slate #copper #leadcoatedcopper #restorationproject #brickrestoration #buildingmoving #preservation #heritagesite #woodrestoration #restoration #torontoheritagebuilding #torontoarchives #torontoheritage #heritagetoronto #heritagepreservation #paintstripping #paintremoval #theselby #theselbyhotel

Restoration and conservation woodwork!  If you are interested in joining our team... DM your info.

Restoration and conservation woodwork! If you are interested in joining our team... DM your info.