Library of ParliamentRole: Subcontractor
Architect / Consultant: Spencer Higgins Architects
Architect Reference: Spencer Higgins
Date Completed: November 2005
Location: Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario
Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful buildings in the country, this architectural icon was completely restored. The scope of work included:
- Thousands of stones of all shapes and sizes were cut and carved in new stone and replaced in the wall.
- The huge stair tower roof was rebuilt after being stored on the ground for decades, as was the Main Staircase.
- Dutchman and Jahn repairs, pinning, and consolidations were carried out.
- Cutting out and repointing of fine mortar joints in ashlar work and many other interventions were used in this multi-year project.
If Walls Could Talk
A complete restoration of the Jewel in Canada’s crown!
If walls could talk
The Library of Parliament would have a rich story to tell about our stonemasonry expertise!
This picture depicts the following:
- Complex moulded and radial cut Berea sandstone voussoirs
- Relieving arch in Potsdam sandstone
- Every mortar joint in building was raked out and repointed
- Stone repairs and replacements in Nepean sandstone
- Main stair rebuilt with new vaulted support structure and replacement Dolomitic limestone column bases
- New complex moulded Berea sandstone jambs