THE ART OF RESTORATION

analysis | consultation | custom build | restoration | workshops

THE ART OF RESTORATION

analysis | consultation | custom build | restoration | workshops

PHILOSOPHY

Each restoration project is unique. All of our work is guided by sound conservation principles as set forth in The Venice Charter International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites (1964), as well as the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in

Canada and The Ontario Heritage Tool Kit. These guidelines offer consistency when planning for, intervening on, and using historic places and has been adopted by several federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal authorities, as the benchmark for assessing proposed conservation interventions.”

Wherever possible, existing heritage material is conserved with minimal intervention and techniques that are reversible. Where that is not possible, historic and/or sympathetic materials are sourced locally.

background

A woodworker for more than 30 years, Walter Furlan is a graduate of Willowbank School of Restoration Arts in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Walter also has a B.A. in Labour Studies from McMaster University. His work experience includes consulting, project management and conservation of historic windows and other elements at more than a dozen National Historic Sites. He has worked on everything from Dundurn Castle, Auchmar and the Central Presbyterian Church to the House of Commons in Ottawa.

background

A woodworker for more than 30 years, Walter Furlan is a graduate of Willowbank School of Restoration Arts in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Walter also has a B.A. in Labour Studies from McMaster University. His work experience includes consulting, project management and conservation of historic windows and other elements at more than a dozen National Historic Sites. He has worked on everything from Dundurn Castle, Auchmar and the Central Presbyterian Church to the House of Commons in Ottawa.

SERVICES

Custom Furniture

We have a growing collection of custom furniture built using locally sourced materials and the same amount of care and effort that goes into our restorations.

furniture, door, window restoration

We provide a full range of historic and heritage conservation and preservation services. If it's old and in need of repair we can restore it.

Architectural Paint Analysis

We provide hands-on and microscopic analysis of historic architectural paints and other finishes to determine colors, composition and application methods.

period window replication

Our specialty areas include repair of historic sash window systems and thermal upgrades. New reproduction of period sash window systems and new wood storm window and screen replication.

Consultation

We can help with assessment, consultation, scope of work, and maintenance programs that will assist you with protecting and preserving your heritage assets.

workshops

We host a variety of workshops for residential homeowners, contractors, and carpenters alike. Covering topics such as window inspection, appropriate and inappropriate treatments, performance issues, life cycle cost-benefit, repair strategies, etc.

project gallery

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Contact

765, 767 & 769 Barton St E.

Hamilton, ON

furlanconservation@gmail.com

905-383-3704