Masonry & Wood Restoration
Heritage Restoration / Historic Restoration
A life safety project that involved extensive mechanical, electrical and communications re-routing in the basement into cable trays, as well as heritage lime plaster walls & ceilings, and providing proper fire separations. (2018/19)
An interior renovation of a 2,000 sq ft event space which included new flooring, drywall ceiling, wainscoting, plaster wall patching & painting, stained glass window repair, audio/visual, mechanical, electrical, etc. (2018)
Interior renovation of executive offices, board room and meeting room including new drywall partitions, flooring, patching & painting, ceiling repairs, and minor electrical work. (2018)
A 7,000 sq ft 4th floor office that combined multiple existing tenants into one space. Walls made from douglas fir and glass with drywall bulkheads were built throughout to create a research centre, offices, exhibition space, etc. (2016)
Exterior wood window restoration and painting for a heritage house, turned condo corporation, on St. George Street in Toronto. Wood restoration included windows & sills, storm windows, and soffits, as well as benches and other wood exterior components. (2017)
Masonry restoration & wood window restoration of a 19th century heritage house in Markham, ON. New storm windows & doors were made, and others restored, as well as brick masonry restoration, and new structural steel installed to support interior walls. (2018/19)
Interior work included new elevator & shaft, washrooms, and accessibility ramp. Exterior work included foundation repointing & waterproofing, sump, new stone balustrades & railing, concrete stairs & landing, new sets of exterior heritage double doors (2016)
A flooded 7,300 sq ft basement instigated this project including a new lift / elevator, and interior restoration including abatement, interior waterproofing, drywall ceiling & sound system, as well as new parking lot, and sidewalks. (2017)
The renovation included new flooring & drywall ceiling in the basement, ground floor, exterior concrete & railings, new entrance doors, new washrooms, life safety upgrades, and mechanical and electrical upgrades. (2016)
A renovation at an iconic Canadian record studio which included interior scope of new offices, recording rooms, basement waterproofing, epoxy flooring, mechanical & electrical upgrades, and exterior brick painting & roofing. (2016)
An award-winning 1,000 sq ft limestone & glass addition for accessibility upgrades including a new lift, and interior renovations. Exterior work included 12′ deep underpinning, new concrete walkways and landscaping. (2016)
This 12,500 sq ft basement reno was completed for security staff, including training room, locker room, offices, washrooms, and also party print shops. Extensive demo & abatement was needed as well as mechanical & electrical upgrades. (2016)
The interior renovation of the sanctuary included structural reinforcement of the balcony with a new ornamental rail, new hardwood flooring, extensive drywall, paint, new aluminum glazing and electrical upgrades.
Phase 2 exterior restoration of St. Francis de Sales Church for the Town of Ajax. The scope of work included a new roof, copper flashings, masonry & window restoration, foundation repair, waterproofing, and landscape/parking.
This 10,000 sq ft, historically-designated, building was renovated to act as the new administration headquarters for the Jesuits of Upper Canada. D.J. McRae met the challenges and completed the project on time.
This project involved a new entrance to accommodate handicap access, a new handicap lift. Renovation of the washrooms, new office space, plaster, and paint, flooring and glazing along with along with the associated mechanical and electrical work.
Restoration of the church rectory to repair damage resulting from a fire. Scope of work included; demolition with structural reinforcement and replacement; new drywall, new flooring, electrical and mechanical, smoke sealing & entire refinishing of rectory, kitchen updates, new windows etc.
The project consisted of extending the altar to allow for multi-functional use, new wood patterned floors replaced carpet and painting of the walls and ceilings enhanced a previously dull and dark space. Faux finishes were used throughout to replicate stone and marble.
These projects included stone conservation & replacement, window restoration, poulticing and interior window restoration and excavation. Details included various Dutchmen, pointing, DHL and extensive stone replacement (225+ stones).
This project was located in a heritage building where D.J. McRae Contracting has completed a significant amount of work over the years. This specific renovation project included interior modifications to the sprinkler systems as well as various other interior renovations.
D.J. McRae has been providing construction services for St. James Anglican Cathedral (Heritage Building) for over 20 years under numerous Deans. We have completed additional work at other buildings they control including the crematorium and St James the Less Chapel.
Installation of a 450 sq. ft green roofing system on the high roof. This also included a 120 sq. ft cedar/steel framed pergola with glazing that was installed on the low roof, complete with a wood decking system.
1500 sq. ft addition to the church included concrete foundation, entrance stair and ramp; aluminum entrance doors and windows; stone cladding with energy efficient building envelope; structural steel frame; site service tie in for storm and sanitary.
4000 sq ft addition included concrete & block foundation, hybrid structural steel/light steel framing structure, aluminum windows and doors, reclaimed brick and EIFS for exterior cladding, EPDM built up roofing, geothermal heating system, new fire service with sprinklers, millwork & finishes, site grading and landscaping.
Part of the project included the construction of a new Rectory using traditional stick framing and a portion of the building required load bearing steel stucco with EIFS. D.J. McRae was responsible for the design and engineering of the steel component of the structure.
This project involved the construction of a new building within the existing hotel complex to house a waterslide and pool. Site access was limited which necessitated the use of crane to lower materials and equipment into a central courtyard.
This project involved the fit-out of this high-end restaurant, including mechanical, electrical, millwork, flooring, drywall and painting. Its completion met the strict deadlines imposed by the owner and their satisfaction speaks to our ability to undertake demanding, high quality projects.