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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

Alderlea Heritage Estate, Restoration and Addition Phase II City of Brampton

Alderlea was built in 1865-79. It is a wonderful example of the Italianate Style of architecture of the period It was the estate home of Kenneth Chisholm M.P.P. , the son in law of the founder of Brampton, John Elliot.

The original Estate included the grounds now known as Gage Park

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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North Elevation Kitchen Wing

West elevation gable Curved window missing replica required Cornice mould boxed in with aluminum

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

South West All original wooden brackets on the south elevation were missing, replication required Corner bracket missing , soffit and frieze part previously removed , replication required

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

South west corner of main house All of the roofline woodwork is missing, arrow to only remaining fragments on this elevation, paint to this area is original, samples taken for historical documentation and colour scheme guidance Site location of new addition prior to excavation

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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South elevation gable Curved window missing, replication to be made, left gable bracket missing The shutter opening is covering a pair of pocket doors in need of restoration Cornice detail cannot be seen as it is covered with aluminum

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South East Corner There are many areas of evidence showing the “shifting” of the building , the aluminum storm window shown here has popped out due to the pressure of the shifting structure bearing on the window assembly

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

The general overall condition of the building requires a collaborative approach between the masons and the wood conservation specialists

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont. Missing drops turned as part of the restoration

The siding under the shingles was in very poor condition particularly on the south west side of the building due to prevailing weather conditions. The original glass in all of the sashes was removed, documented to location and reinstalled after restoration of the windows.

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Ghosting of the corrugated frieze trim being traced onto the 6mm Perspex. The bracket positions were also marked up on these story sticks/rods. This enabled us to exactly replicate the details of the origin design and proportion.

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Installation of the soffit Notice the gaps left between the boards, this is to match the existing TG & B soffit on the north east elevations. The boards would have been air dried and as such would have dried after installation therefore creating gaps as they dried. The new boards being kiln dried will never shrink to the same degree hence the need to artificially move them apart to insure the continuity of the historic appearance.

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West Elevation Gable All frieze and brackets documented and removed to allow masonry work to proceed. The aluminum boxing has been removed and the cornice is being restored.

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South Elevation Bracket removed for access to masonry. Aluminum soffit has been removed. Paint has been removed Note the random width soffit and frieze boards, the replication work supports this original approach

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont. South Gable as found

This portion of the building was a later addition circa 1879 the soffit and frieze are even width, this element has been retained in these areas

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont. Using part of an original badly damages rosette to patch and existing rosette

Dutchman patch carved in to bracket

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Dutchmen Repair using old growth pine

Original note to carpenters Note how the 18 is overwritten on the original 16. In fact 16 is the correct amount for the building addition. However normal trade practice is to provide an allowance for breakages.

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont. Rot and splitting issues to west elevation gable king post, the wood must have been virtually green at original installation to have split this severely

Dutchman repairs to king post Patch to be carved in

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont. West Elevation Gable

Apply molding around king post, everything was epoxy sealed bottom and first 2� of king post, and all moldings and block prior to back priming and install , this helps to compensate for a very poor water management design

Turned drop in place

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The new replica brackets in our studio workshop

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Antique wooden spoke shave cleaning up the band saw marks and modern sander cleaning up the chamfers Traditional hand tools and innovative industrial equipment are use in unison to produce a superior quality of workmanship

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Replica turnings and blocks for brackets, hand turned and as such they are all the same but different. Turned drops laminated using epoxy adhesive for longevity

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

New moulding blocks for brackets made out of Douglas fir as this area is the “Achilles heal” in the design. Snow can build up and sit here creating potential rot issues, modern eastern white pine is not robust enough to withstand this exceptional condition. The Douglas fir matches the characteristics of the first growth pine in its density Epoxy adhesive applied to drops

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Primed on all 6 sides Frieze being installed

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Coped interior corners Large quarter round to be installed

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Random width replica frieze as per the original building Even width replica frieze as per circa 1879 addition

Note irregular curves on corrugated decorative frieze trim as per the tracing

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Dutchman patch cut in and molded to exact profile First growth reclaimed pine used in exterior patching

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont. Attic window on South Gable

Dutchman patch required Patch carved in situ

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Car body filler and 1/2” plywood used in a previous “restoration” Replacement of bad work, correct Dutchmen patches skillfully executed

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Detail of drainage to aid with potential water management issues

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Primed all six sides good practice but often neglected Different heights between roofs due to building settlement, required a unique approach to the detailing of this soffit restoration

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

Interior as found condition

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

Interior as found condition

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont. Interior as found condition

Doors finished to primer, restored, new replica but adapted wood mouldings that hold glass in place New exact replica sandblasted glass tempered and thicker requiring the adaptation of the rabbet

Missing door casing replicated exactly and patched in to place

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

Interior as found condition

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont. Entire window assembly was missing

Complete new replica assembly in situ A combination of historic and replica hardware was installed Sash weights installed, window fully operational

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

Dutchmen to remove old receptacle cut-outs

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont. Decorative column in the main rooms

This masonry column had to be repaired

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

Baseboard involved Restoration Replication Turning

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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A number of true mortise and tenon historic exact replica doors were manufactured for this project

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Dutchmen

Casting area for the creation of exact replica molds

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Door bottoms on original historic doors had to have extensions applied as the floor heights had changed over the years and doors had been cut down in height

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont. Dutchmen to all door casings due to a secondary floor being added in the 20th Century and jambs being cut at this time

Hogging out the waste to get clean lines for Dutchmen

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Complex Dutchmen to all door casings

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poultice being applied

Conservation process of belvedere ceiling involved the removal of staining, This project specified the involvement of a conservator to complete the work in this area

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Overall view of the belvedere Poultice it place using conservation techniques to ensure the stability and preservation of the paint finish Process repeated over entire ceiling surface

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Original graffiti sketches and notes The belvedere was almost untouched, it had been boarded up for many years as such it was in very original and relatively good condition Original graffiti sketches and notes

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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Project : Alderlea Heritage Estate, Brampton Ont.

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