Introducing the Nova Scotia Homeowner’s Series 2022… LIVE and In-Person – Paradise, Nova Scotia
We are only a week away from this important Homeowner’s workshop and the start of autumn with the chill of the impending winter season that will soon be upon us! We need to start thinking about those ever increasing heating bills. Dr. Cooper will navigate you through proven techniques to keep that olde house of yours toasty warm for the winter months without damaging the house in the process.
“Welcome to Paradise”!!! I replied: “The House or the Town”??? Rick Replied: “Oh geeze… definitely the town”!!!
Introducing the Nova Scotia Homeowner’s Series 2022. LIVE and In-Person – Paradise, Nova Scotia October 1st, 2022
Because you really can save 30 – 50% on heating costs in your traditional or heritage house! Now that I have your attention, this workshop may be
The appearance of brick and stone masonry owes as much to the character of the mortar joints as to the brick and stones themselves. Unsuitable poorly executed repointing can affect not only the look but also the durability of masonry and is amongst the most frequent causes of damage to the character and fabric of a historic building.
INSPIRATION – Yellow Houses
This lovely 18th century house (circa 1716) is located north of Boston, Massachusetts. These images were taken in the early 1930’s and are a record of both the building and this most remarkable wood fence. I would surmise the fence would date from the mid 19th century, but it has a very Neo-Classical flavour to the design so it could even be earlier.
Eastlake – is it a man, a piece of furniture or an architectural design style?
Floorcloths or “Oylcloths” are first mentioned in Britain at the beginning of the eighteenth century. They were painted by humble house painters and often offered in the classical designs used for marble floors by the fashionable architects of the day.
Their contractor warned wood shingles was more expensive and yet also, not as good. Their contractor was a coward. That last one was my assertion, and it still is!
Wood soffits, they’re boards, with paint. That’s it. That’s what they are. That’s all they are. Pretty simple. Right? That’s why you don’t read anything really dedicated to them.
You finally bought that house on the hill. You know that one. It’s ‘100-and-something’ years old. It has that steep roof and those weird, different-shaped shingles. It has that gingerbread in the eves and multi-pane windows with old-fashioned wooden storms. Part of the roof is wooden shingles. The ‘old guy’ used to live there and then his family put it on the market after he died.
To remove existing vines, cut them off at the base of the plant and allow the vine attached to your house to wither and die. This may take several weeks or even months, depending on whether or not the side of the house has direct exposure to the sun.