Conservatories Inc. is a Canadian company with design offices located
in Port Hope, Ontario,
which provides service to the market area of south-central Ontario.
While Mayfair has only existed as a distinct entity since 1997,
it is the outgrowth of over 30 years of experience in traditional
residential architecture from Christopher Wallace, Mayfair's founder
and principal designer.
Conservatories is a highly specialized and creative design-build
company. Its projects are all custom-designed to the individual
and exacting needs of their clients, and to the distinctive character
of their architectural settings. Mayfair's construction and installation
meets the highest standards of Canadian building technology and
old world craftsmanship.
does not sell kits for its conservatories, and does not market globally,
preferring to use its own highly skilled installation crews to work
in its own market area. The company can provide a custom
design service to clients farther afield, and under special circumstances
has undertaken full installation projects in the broader Canadian
and U.S. markets.
MAYFAIR GARDEN PAVILIONS
Garden Pavilions is a division of Mayfair Conservatories Inc., devoted
to the creation of elegant free standing garden structures.
designed to the same high aesthetic standards as the Mayfair conservatories,
these garden structures are inherently less technically complex
and less demanding of specialized installation trades. It is therefore
possible to offer these structures to a broader market through the
Internet. Mayfair offers its products to the market in two possible
ways. Clients may purchase :
Design only (including full working drawings)
B) Full site installation (Greater Toronto market area only)
believes that garden architecture is a sadly neglected aspect of
residential design. While there are a number of standard gazebos
on the residential market, there is need for design of greater substance
and greater whimsy if we are to re-capture the pleasure that gardens
used to afford us.
Wallace founded his architectural practice in 1979, after spending
the previous decade working with international firms in England,
Hong Kong, and Toronto. His practice has covered a broad range of
building types, including single and multiple residential, commercial/
retail projects, churches, restaurants, and resort/ hotel projects.
work has been characterized by a sensitivity to context and respect
for tradition. This has led to his recognized expertise in the fields
of architectural restoration and renovation, and to his unique ability
to create new architectural designs with a distinctive sense of
belonging to their surroundings.
many years of experience in the design of traditional residential
structures, Mr. Wallace's expertise grew to include a variety of
heritage 'accessory' buildings such as Victorian conservatories
and garden structures. In 1997, he founded Mayfair Conservatories,
where he maintains his interest in these delightful little structures,
while continuing his independent architectural practice.