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    March 23 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    April 6 | 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
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    May 8 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Materials and Heritage Features

Reused and Reclaimed materials


At REEP House, many of the original features of the home are integrated into the renovation design. The beautiful stairway and newel are a case in point.

REEP House also features 100-year-old fir flooring from a London, Ontario distillery, hand-stripped original white ash baseboards and trim (mixed with new replicated trim), and collar ties made from 100-year-old barn beams.

Stained Glass


A heritage high-performance window is possible. Original stained glass can be installed on the inside of a window with wood trim, and then protected by double glazing. Artist Lynn Chidwick designed three beautiful stained glass pieces for REEP House.

Products and Donors: Stained glass by Lynn Chidwick a kind donation of Your Neighbourhood Credit Union.

Recycled Polymer Shingles


Enviroshake shingles are made from 95% recycled material, a composite blend of post-industrial plastics, recycled rubber, elastomers and cellulosic fibre materials.

When a typical 4,000 square feet roof is finished, 64 tires will have been diverted from landfills. These shingles come with a 50-year, transferrable warranty.

Products and Donors: Recycled, insulated roof with kind assistance of Enviroshake (manufacturer) and Radiant Roofing and Garage (installer). Shingles installed on 4” (R22.3) insulated Atlas Roofing ACFoam Nail Base.


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