Recognize the Heritage, Improve Its Future
A heritage home is one that has historical, cultural, aesthetic or ecological value to those living in it, or around it. If you love the look, feel and character of your building, the it is a heritage home. Heritage buildings are inherently eco-friendly. The greenest building is the one standing.
You love your home and so do we. Upgrades are needed, and the details that drew you to the home originally need to be protected while improvements are made to bring it into the 21st century. Finding the balance is critical; that’s where we can help.
Finding the right materials to update the building, solutions to improve the performance, and professionals to do the work takes care and planning. Missing a piece of the puzzle can lead to loss of irreplaceable features. We build on your home’s greatness.
Whether your home is designated or not, or if you are in a neighbourhood of similar homes, or a rural property, you have constraints. Working within those limits is part of this profession, and why using an expert to help guide you can lead to achieving your goals.
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Let us help create your sustainable heritage home
Approximately 80% of the buildings in 2050 are standing today. That means your home will most likely be standing by the time we are net zero energy for all of our buildings. Taking steps now to improve your building, for usability, functionality, durability, resilience and sustainability, is something you can do, in big or small steps. Maintaining the heritage value while improving it, ensures that value is passed on for generations to come.
There is no single definition of a heritage home. All of these are heritage homes:
- Century homes
- Traditional homes
- Art deco homes
- Craftsman bungalows
- Manufactured homes
- Second Empire
- Renaissance Revival
- Balloon frame
- Queen Anne
- International style
- Post War Housing
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Our Consulting Services
No two projects are remotely the same. We tailor our services and teams to meet your project goals and budget, providing the highest level of service in the most efficient manner.
My building is old, but not heritage. Can you still help?
Heritage buildings are any building that is not new that someone finds value in. You find value in your building, otherwise you wouldn’t be there and want to make it better. We can help with that.
Isn’t it cheaper to knock down an old building and build a super energy efficient one instead?
Research again and again has shown that it is much better for the planet and your pocket book to fix up your existing building.
How does consulting work?
We have an initial conversation and get a sense of each other. If it seems like a fit, we figure out how best we can help and set a scope of work that is typically charged by the hour. Larger scopes of work are priced by the job.