The Dorothys

The Dorothys

Two Vancouver heritage houses dubbed “The Dorothys” were transported several blocks to a new location Monday morning. The homes, built in 1931, were slated for demolition until a heritage restoration program saved them. The 1930s-era houses are on the City of Vancouver’s ‘B’ heritage list, but were slated for demolition after both of their properties […]

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Too-Great Expectations

Too-Great Expectations

How HGTV’s home improvement shows create unrealistic expectations for homeowners We’ve all seen it. Turn on HGTV, and before long you’ll run across a family in distress after a home improvement project gone wrong. They’ve apparently been wronged at the hands of an “evil” contractor who took their money and ran, leaving behind a half-finished […]

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Heritage Houses

Heritage Houses

What style is your house? Who designed your house, and when? Restoring and preserving historic architecture requires special care. Historic restoration projects often call for technical skills and hard-to-find materials. Whether you need a house lift for added space or a heritage house-move, Ridgewater can provide the information and services you require from start to finish. […]

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Asbestos

Asbestos

Health problems All types of asbestos fibers are known to cause serious health hazards in humans. While it is agreed that amosite and crocidolite are the most hazardous asbestos fiber types, chrysotile asbestos has produced tumors in animals and is a recognized cause of asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma in humans. Mesotheliomas have been observed in […]

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