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The Architectural Uses and Advantages of Ornamental Sheet Metal

An Overview of Sheet Metal for Architectural Purposes 

As architects carefully draw up their visions of new buildings and restoration projects, intentional details can make significant visual impacts in terms of overall aesthetic appeal. You can invoke a timeless, intriguing look with decorative sheet metal. Ornamental sheet metal can be employed in many different ways to achieve an original touch, add creativity, evoke elegance, or restore historical prestige. Further, it can provide functional purpose with respect to sound absorption, reflection, drainage, practical use, and historical reverence. Architectural sheet metal can accomplish utility goals and achieve artistic flair simultaneously.


Different types of sheet metal can achieve varying visual effects while additionally providing enhanced advantages. In performing restoration, or historical projects that require matching traditional materials, you can preserve the original sheet metal to retain authenticity. Yet, in accomplishing modern architecture, there is increased freedom of choice, as follows:



Aesthetic decisions regarding the design of various buildings also include the processes the metal goes through before being cut or stamped. These operations transform different metals in various ways:



The Beauty of Stamped, Decorative and Ornamental Sheet Metal

Architectural sheet metal can be designed and employed in a variety of ways — intriguing details, eloquent and beautiful accents, full and breathtaking panels, or in intricate and delicate fixtures. There are four main advantages of choosing decorative sheet metal to embellish an interior space or exterior surface:



Decorative sheet metal is not only aesthetically pleasing but it also provides incredible functionality. So, it can be incorporated into the architectural design with intention, as follows:



Types of Architectural Projects where Sheet Metal Is a Good Choice

Artisans carefully craft decorative sheet metals into various constructions, shapes, figures, or stamps. In general, sheet metal can be cut in precise patterns to achieve a specific look or construction. You can also use perforated or corrugated sheet metal in different colours and styles to design the effects you want. Although custom sheet metal fabrication is always possible, there are many general projects that sheet metal can be involved in:



Showcase of Heather & Little's Sheet Metal Project Gallery

Be sure to visit our online sheet metal project gallery to see the diverse projects we have completed for clients over the years. From refurbishing aircrafts to restoring delicate items, Heather & Little Ltd. has earned a sterling reputation for having a Midas touch when it comes to ornamental sheet metal.


For example, Cree more Springs Brewery trusted our team to restore an original brew kettle to its original copper sheen. We repurposed the brew kettle with a custom-designed video monitor for use at the business.


The World Peace Monument in Toronto is a stunning testament to a perfect idea. So, you can imagine how excited we were when we received a commission to restore the metal statue. Our metalworkers first created a spherical brass frame to support the globe. We then created a copper skin to renew the look of this national treasure.


These are just two examples of our custom sheet metal work.


At Heather & Little Ltd, our team specializes in creating decorative sheet metal for a wide range of architectural projects. Our artisans bring your vision to life, with our high-quality sheet metal materials, flawless design execution, and precise cuts and stamps. We will carefully craft and construct sheet metal to exceed your expectations. 


Our team can recreate or restore historical architecture, ranging from cathedral domes to government buildings. Skilled and experienced in a wide range of materials, our pros retain the original historical materials, such as brass, bronze, copper, or gold when performing reconstructions. We also maintain the integrity and intention of the initial work. 


Further, Heather & Little Ltd is at the forefront of metal fabrication companies for contemporary materials and design. We have extensive knowledge in construction of unique, modern designs from new materials. Aluminum, galvanized steel, tin, or zinc are all exceptional choices for creating strong, lightweight fabrications that hold up to various conditions.


Interested to know more? Have questions about sheet metal for architectural purposes? Feel free to contact us online or call us toll free at 1.866.674.3153



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