The Advantages of Sheet Metal Shingles

MARC JAMIESON On October 2, 2019 / , ,
The advantages of sheet metal shingles is what has allowed for it to become a favourite amongst homeowners as well as to why they are the ideal design choice for you. Roofing material makes a big difference to the overall appearance and durability of your home, hence the reason why so many homeowners in the […]
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How to Install Cedar Shakes

MARC JAMIESON On September 12, 2019 / ,
Cedar roofing is often celebrated for being the most energy-efficient roofing material. It also helps that it is quite beautiful too. Here is what you need to know if you would like to go the DIY route and install cedar shakes on your roof. Choosing the Right Nails  The success of your installation will depend […]
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Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication Techniques

MARC JAMIESON On September 5, 2019 / ,
Sheet metal fabrication is becoming increasingly popular across a wide range of industries in the USA and Canada. If you are considering embracing this method of building or repairing parts, there are 4 main techniques that metal fabrication companies should specialize in. We highlight a few important facts about them below. 1. Soldering  Soldering is […]
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The Meaning Behind the Lady of Justice Statue

MARC JAMIESON On June 18, 2019 / ,
Artwork depicting the Lady of Justice statue, whether in the form of paintings, sculptures, coats of arms or metal statues, is found throughout the world. If you’re in North or South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southern and Eastern Asia, and Australasia, you will likely see the Lady of Justice statue in courthouses, law […]
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Heather & Little Included in an article published in Period Homes Magazine

MARC JAMIESON On July 10, 2018 / ,
Metal Roofing Sheet lead and copper have been soldered into flat-seam roofs for centuries—long before Thomas Jefferson’s 1740s roof at Monticello—but the more common metal roof type is the standing seam. Here, long panels of metal 24” or so wide are first bent up about 1 ¼” along both edges. “These panels can be roll-formed […]
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Statue Repoussé - Metal Sculptures

MARC JAMIESON On July 10, 2018 /
At Heather & Little we pride ourselves on our artisan craftsmanship when it comes to virtually all facets of sheet metal work, be it historic building restoration, sheet metal roofing/shingles, statue repoussé, and other custom projects.  Often overlooked, is the craftsmanship and attention to detail involved in the creation and restoration of metal statues, something we have […]
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Heather & Little at American Institute of Architects Conference, NY

MARC JAMIESON On June 19, 2018 /
 AIA Conference From Thursday, June 21 to the following Monday, representatives of Heather & Little will be in New York to attend the 2018 American Institute of Architects Conference (AIA).  At the conference, Heather & Little is to be awarded a 2018 North American Copper in Architecture Award for our restoration work on the West […]
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When to Replace a Roof on a Historic Building

MARC JAMIESON On September 1, 2016 / ,
They don't make buildings like they used to. While this is a phrase that implies durability and longevity for buildings made in previous eras, this does not mean that a historic building will last forever, at least not without the proper upkeep. When it comes to its sustainability, one of the most important parts of […]
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5 Heritage Building Restoration Challenges

MARC JAMIESON On August 18, 2016 / ,
The historical and cultural significance of a heritage building is huge. As time passes and outside factors affect the building, however, it will wear down. In this case, a heritage building restoration is your best option. However, restoring a heritage building isn't as simple as putting a fresh coat of paint on the outside. You […]
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Historic Roof Restoration Materials

MARC JAMIESON On August 8, 2016 / ,
The amount of wear and tear that a building experiences over time often leaves certain parts deteriorated beyond repair. As such, properly completing most historic building restorations will require replacing some old building parts with new ones, and making sure the old and the new blend seamlessly. To ensure that the restoration is performed accurately, you need to use very specific […]
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