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Design and Construction Services
Carefully rehabilitating an 19th century government building.
Municipality of Central Huron
Peter Mensinga, P.Eng.
The Clinton Townhall was constructed in the 1880s with a slate roof that dated back to its original construction. The slate shingles were in poor condition with frequent shingle failures, persistent leakage issues, and deteriorated flashings.
Burnside was retained by the Municipality of Central Huron to complete the design of a new slate roof system for the Townhall, with copper flashings and detailing to achieve an anticipated 100-year service life, similar to the original slate.
The roof replacement also presented us with the opportunity to apply a waterproofing membrane under the slates, improve attic ventilation, and increase insulation.
We provided construction review and contract administration services for the project, which was completed within the original contract value without overruns.
The project was very successful, with end result of a building that will last well into the 21st century.
The staff at Burnside were an invaluable resource during some major roofing renovations at two of our heritage properties in Central Huron. From the design stage through to project management, they provided nothing but top-notch service and guidance.Steve Duizer Facilities Manager, Municipality of Central Huron