The versatility of kalamein door fabrication means that there are very few limits to the types of designs that can be created. These doors can be decorative and ornate or simple and functional.
Decoratively clad doors in bronze, brass or copper are commonly commissioned for restored historic buildings or for work buildings and upmarket apartment blocks. On the other end of the spectrum, doors intended for industrial use, including those for use in factories and warehouses, or emergency exit doors, are generally made from sturdy, affordable timber and clad in stainless steel.
Among the doors made by Heather & Little are front doors for private homes, main entrance doors for historical buildings and even interior doors where the unique look and feel of metal adds an inimitable style to spaces.
In the industrial sector, kalamein doors are largely required for their functional value - their ability to bolster a building’s security and insulation. For this reason, you will find steel-clad doors that are very simple in appearance while being sturdy and heavy, and lasting for long periods of time. Kalamein doors that were installed in factories and warehouses decades ago are still in use, needing only an occasional new paint job as they continue to serve their purpose.
When it comes to residential uses, the versatility of kalamein doors becomes apparent. These doors can be as simple or ornate as the tastes and budget of the homeowner will allow. There is a broad array of metals that can be used, from stainless steel to brass or bronze. You could opt for industrial, matte finishes or something shinier and more eye-catching. A skilled metal worker, like the artisans at Heather & Little, will be able to enhance the look of a residential door with unique, intricate designs. You could even add your family crest or other visual element to bring the piece to life and upgrade it from a simple door to a one-of-a-kind architectural statement that encapsulates the spirit of your family and home. The possibilities are endless.
In cities throughout Canada and the USA, as well as elsewhere in the world, you will find entrances to commercial buildings adorned with an array of kalamein doors that add a sense of style and class, as well as a “retro” feel that harks back to the 1920s heyday of these metal-clad doors. Heather & Little has been involved in the production and restoration of all kinds of commercial kalamein doors for use on office buildings, commercial complexes, and even apartment buildings throughout North America. There is no substitute for the unmistakable look and feel that a kalamein door can bring to a commercial space.
Heather & Little has been delivering quality metalwork for architects and developers in Canada and the United States for nearly a century. If you have decided it is time to enhance your commercial, residential or industrial space with a quality kalamein door, contact us today to see how our expert artisans can help.
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