Taking Pride In Our Heritage
Yarrow Sash & Door has decades of experience with revitalizing heritage buildings. From designing and constructing windows and doors for heritage conservation, to restoring the sash, frame and glazing of authentic period windows, Yarrow is committed to maintaining traditional fenestration methods with modern manufacturing.
We take the time to craft the smallest details, including putty glazed true divided lites with original period wavy glass, traditional mortise and tenon joinery, and matching historic profiles.
Preservation methods include the application of consolidation resins, epoxy and wood dutchman repairs. Every project is carefully approached with the intention to preserve as much of the original materials as possible, while ensuring the integrity of the historical aesthetic.
Yarrow has completed hundreds of heritage projects throughout western Canada, including commercial, institutional and residential buildings.
Our Restoration Approach
Investigation is critical for understanding what is happening within any existing building – modern or vintage. We develop solutions by first diagnosing the cause of the problem. Whether it is a leak, a crack or any other damage to the building, our challenge is to design the repair within the context of the original building.
Historic Preservation is the management of change; what was, is or could be important to future generations. The fenestration manufacturer’s role includes assisting the owner toward a cost effective plan to “do no harm”, restore authentic character, and implement traditional techniques with modern efficiency. Revitalizing the original character of the building is our priority.
Restoration requires the practice of collaboration. Yarrow Sash curates the specialists that we work with for their specific skills, to round out our ability to provide clients with the most appropriate services on their heritage project.
Restoration aims to preserve the original material used by stripping the old surface, and re-applying a period authentic finish. This is the simplest way to revive historic wood fenestration without major structural damage, such as rot.
Sectional repairs are often linked with the process of restoring wood fenestration. For sections with rot or other irreparable structural damage, the addition of new wood pieces adds strength and longevity. These pieces are attached early in the process, and refinished seamlessly.
For historic wood fenestration that cannot be sectionally repaired or salvaged, or for buildings who have lost their authentic period fenestration, Yarrow offers precise and authentic replication. We can handcraft any door and window with matching heritage profiles.