Noteworthy Projects

Sashmasters Window and Door is proud to announce the completion of the window restoration at The Yale!

As part of the renovations to the whole building, the Yale received a structural and seismic upgrade, better sound insulation, and new windows, roof and brickwork. The renovation to the exterior took inspiration from the original 1900s storefront. The signature neon saxophone remains.
The two levels of hotel rooms above The Yale have been low-income single-resident rooms for many years, and have been preserved and refurbished as part of the project.

These renovations are now complete.
 
     


Sashmasters Window and Door is pleased to announce the completion and supply of heritage windows and doors to the replica Cloverdale Train Station.


The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society has completed a replica station in Cloverdale in time for the 2013 Cloverdale Rodeo.
 
A slice of railway history has come to life at the foot of 176A Street, where a faithful replica of the original B.C. Electric Railway station that acted as a bustling commuter passenger hub for decades is complete. The society moved its operations from Sullivan Station to Cloverdale this past August, and launched a sponsorship campaign for Cloverdale Station, attracting 27 sponsors to the construction project, which broke ground in November. The station has been constructed using the original plans and will be as close to the original as possible.
Cloverdale’s newest heritage attraction is nearly ready to greet the first modern-day passengers to ride the Interurban in 60 years. Everything from the windows, doors, hinges and brackets right down to the paint colours, cream and red, are what they would have looked like in the original. On June 22, the society will officially launch limited passenger service, running hourly, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends to Thanksgiving. The trip from Cloverdale to Sullivan Station and return will last approximately 30 minutes.

 



 





 




Sashmasters is proud to announce the completion of the following restoration project located at  888 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC.


The almost iconic Homer Building, where generations have met for coffee or a get-me-on-the-go lunch or breakfast in the Homer Café will soon enjoy a revitalized life. The heritage structure has been restored and has become home to a new breed of contemporary retail, commercial and service outlets at the Yaletown Beasley condominium tower. The Beasley is located at Smithe and Homer and now completed, introduces more than 200 homes ranging from one bedroom suites of 575 to 690 square feet to four levels of elegant penthouses and Beasley sub-penthouses boasting up to 1,200 square feet of luxurious living with only three homes per floor.

Work was completed September 2012





Sashmasters is proud to announce the completion of the following restoration project located at 1469 Matthews Avenue, Vancouver, BC.


We have restored the existing window frames and replaced the sashes with new double glazed replica sashes.
Work was completed August 2011.

 
 


Sashmasters is proud to announce the completion of the following restoration project located at 18 West Hastings.

Th
is six-storey brick Edwardian building was built in 1909. Below is a postcard from 1914 of the Santa Cruz found when windows were removed for the restoration.
Work was completed August 2011.

 



Sashmasters is proud to announce the completion of the following restoration project located at Heritage House Pizza Company - 2714 Clarke Street in historic Port Moody, BC.


Port Moody was expected to become the biggest city in Western Canada. The first passenger train arrived from Montreal at noon on July 4, 1886 to great fanfare. Even today Golden Spike Days are celebrated on July 4 to mark that first Trans-Canada passenger train. A walk through downtown Port Moody shows you the streets, buildings and places that mark the city’s history and its place in the creation of British Columbia. Sashmasters Window and Door is proud to have been chosen to replicate the heritage style windows and doors on this historic building in downtown Port Moody, BC

 


Sashmasters Window and Door is proud to announce the completion of our flagship project at Shannon Mews in Vancouver, BC. Our team restored, replicated and installed wood windows and doors.

History 


In 1911, B.T. Rogers, owner of Rogers Sugar, traveled to Britain for a holiday and fell in love with the English garden aesthetic. Upon his return to Vancouver, he began the search for a large piece of land on which to build a grand home and garden. He hoped to exceed the splendour of his then current residence, “Gabriola” on Davie Street(now the Macaroni Grill). In 1912, Mr. Rogers purchased a ten acre parcel of land on Granville Street to the South of the CPR’s Shaughnessy development. Their nearest neighbour was a dairy farmer by the name of William Shannon, after whom Shannon Road (now 57th Avenue) was named.

By 1913, Rogers had contracted the architecture firm of Somerville & Putnam to build a large Beaux Arts style house, coach house and garage. Work on the site began with the construction of the accessory buildings including the accommodation of livestock as well as the planting of a lavish formal garden and vegetable garden. The Parisian firm of L. Alavoine & Co. was retained to design the interiors. Unfortunately, Mr. Rogers died suddenly in the summer of 1918 before the house was complete. His widow, daunted by the scale of the project, did not complete the construction and furnishing of the house until seven years later. At its heyday, Shannon was home to a staff of twelve, and played host to many of Vancouver’s elegant parties. Mrs. Rogers and her children lived in the 
house until 1935, when it purchased by Austin Taylor, who lived there until 1965. Local architect Arthur Erickson was retained in 1972 to redevelop the property for a condominium development, but the original structures were preserved in site and retain much of their original splendour.




Today

Wall Financial Corporation owns the 4-hectare site known as Shannon Mews, located on the northwest corner of Granville Street and West 57th Avenue. The site includes not only the Rogers mansion, but also the coach house, the gate house, ornate Italianate gardens and a perimeter wall. The mansion and wall are now designated "A" status heritage structures. The property has 162 rental units, including 15 apartments in original buildings. Many of the rental units are located in two-storey townhouses, which were designed by legendary architect Arthur Erickson, who died in 2009. The Vancouver Heritage Society lists Shannon Estates in its top ten endangered sites list.