Home Restoration Contractor

How do you know if you are selecting the right contractor to take care of your heritage home restoration? For someone like myself that works proudly in Vancouver's heritage restoration & construction industry I have become very familiar with the wide range of...

A Unique Corner Store History Fades

Believe it or not, the corner grocery store is an important piece of Vancouver history not simply for the sake of nostalgia but these were neighbourhood institutions and a place of opportunity for immigrant families to find work when very few opportunities were...

Heritage Window Restoration

Fire Hall 15 is one of two remaining Edwardian fire halls in the city and stands as a prominent historic marker in an area that no longer reflects its past, consisting mostly of post-1940s residential construction.  Fire Hall 15 is a local landmark in the Collingwood...

Heritage Office Renovation

2 floors of a 1912 commercial office space in Vancouver's Historic Gastown were renovated for a growing mobile application development studio. This historic space shows early 19th century heavy timber construction with expansive fir posts & beams along with solid...

Contemporary Custom Home

This West Coast style new build in Point Grey may seem out of context for a general contractor that has immersed itself in revitalizing Vancouver's stock heritage homes. The truth of the matter is EXLE Contracting Owner, Ryan Bahris, began his construction career...

Victorian Home Restoration

This late Victorian era home has a simple gable fronted shape. Its interior detailing more clearly shows the late Victorian characteristics in the staircase balustrade and door casings. This Victorian Era build was constructed in 1902 and was the first residence of...

Heritage Home Exterior Restoration

Extraordinary League is a quality heritage general contractor in Vancouver. A side of our business that we have not shared online is our exterior heritage restorations. This type of work is incredibly popular in Vancouver as the majority of people purchasing their...

Gastown Heritage Office Renovation

As a construction general contractor you are usually being asked to tear-down, board up or paint over the old. However, the owner of this Social Games studio located on the Hastings Corridor  was adamant about uncovering this historic building's original brick facade....

Vancouver SRO Renewal Initiative

The Downtown Eastside is Vancouver's most historically significant area as it was the city's center throughout the 20th century and it currently holds the highest concentration of heritage buildings built between 1886 & 1920. The Downtown Eastside as defined by...

Heritage Vancouver’s Top 10 for 2011

Heritage Vancouver Society has come out with its list of the Top 10 Endangered Heritage Sites in Vancouver for 2011. The top 3 are listed below and you can find the full list on the HVS website.  This year the HVS Endangered list has a definite focus on Vancouver...