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The Importance of Cornice Restoration and Preservation

Are you an architect looking for a solid partner to provide cornice restoration and preservation services? Heather & Little Ltd. has experienced artisans who do an excellent job recreating architectural details, including cornices.

From a structural perspective, buildings are no more than the sum of their parts. Doors, windows, walls, chimneys, and architectural details define the character and utility of large and small structures. Cornices form decorative trim where walls and ceilings meet in interior usage and create beautiful accents on exterior roofs, turrets, and spires. Typically, cornices cover the roofline, creating a crown or special effect to evoke elegance, gravity, or other emotions.

Although today's skyscrapers typically skip sheet metal ornaments, many classical buildings retain them. In order to keep replicated or historical buildings looking their best, Heather & Little Ltd. offers cornice restoration and preservation services.

Preserving History

Around the turn of the 20th century, nearly every building in major cities across North America boasted architectural sheet metal accents such as cornices, statues, domes, or spires. Many of these buildings are still in use and require tender loving care to keep them as magnificent as they were in their heyday.

Custom cornices decorate the rooflines and upper elevations of many buildings. Here, they are exposed to wind, weather, and pollution. Unfortunately, many original cornices now require significant care to regain their original beauty. This is where  cornice restoration and preservation comes in. Suppose you are an architect working on a historical restoration or new build mimicking the turn of the century styles. In that case, we can use decorative sheet metal for beautiful effects and lasting results.

Our craftsmen can recreate or restore cornices made of wood or other materials using custom sheet metal fabrication. Our team will carefully remove the cornices and hand-fabricated missing or damaged pieces. Then, using durable materials, we’ll keep your building shining for another century with  cornice restoration and preservation.

Heather & Little Ltd. Offers Superior Cornice Restoration and Preservation

Our craftsmen perform cornice restoration and preservation on historical buildings throughout Canada and the United States as part of our building envelope services. Whether it's part of a larger work or a project specializing in the interior or exterior cornices, we have the custom sheet metal fabrication skills needed to replicate or restore cornices reminiscent of past splendour.

We stand out among other metal fabrication companies for our  cornice restoration and preservation services due to the care and detail we dedicate to every inch of the cornice during both the restoration and reinstallation processes. Some of the work we have completed in the past includes:

Browse through our unique projects for samples of the restored, preserved, and newly created architectural details we can create.

Interested to know more? Have questions about sheet metal for cornice restoration and preservation? Feel free to contact us online or call us toll-free at 1.866.674.3153.

Preservation Consulting

And if you are looking for a second opinion on your project or have a particularly complex issue that needs a fresh eye, we’re here for that too. Tackling tricky challenges is our specialty and we welcome the opportunity to provide consulting advice, with the same exacting attention to detail we bring to all our commissions.
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