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Tips for Restoration and Preservation of Decorative Sheet Metal

Due to its durable nature and resistance to damage caused by long-term exposure to the elements, it should come as no surprise that metal has been used as a building material for centuries. However, metal also happens to be incredibly flexible, especially when compared to materials like wood and stone. As a result, many architects […]
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Doors & Windows Restoration and Preservation

Traditionally, doors and windows have been built out of wood and glass. However, it's not uncommon for metal to be used either. For instance, Kalamein metal doors and windows, which use wooden frames clad with metal, became quite popular in the early 20th century. They were initially used to help add fire protection to buildings; […]
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Restore and Preserve Metal Roofs and Walls

Although there are countless materials used in the construction of roofs and walls, arguably the most durable of them all is metal. The flexibility and damage resistance of metal shingles and wall panels is one of the primary reasons metal is so commonly used throughout modern construction. However, metal roofs and walls are no new […]
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Sheet Metal Preservation Tips

Sheet metal is a thin, flat piece of metal with various applications. Because of its durability and its flexibility, it's often used for roofing, siding, gutters, siding, and flashing. It's also used to build and restore historic building features, such as domes, church steeples, custom cupolas, Kalamein windows and doors, cornices, etc. Though it is […]
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How Building Restoration and Preservation Works

No building lasts forever, no matter how well it was constructed. As a result, restoration and preservation work is required from time to time, especially on (but not limited to) historic buildings. Buildings that have been restored and preserved in this way often look better than they did before and can last for many more […]
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Unique Architectural Applications of Sheet Metal

Unique Architectural Applications of Sheet Metal Architectural sheet metal is made into panels or sheets you can use for decorative or structural designs in your building. Whether you are the owner or property manager, you'll find a number of uses for ornamental sheet metal to beautify the property and attract tenants, customers, or visitors.  A […]
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Restoring and Preserving Sculptures and Statues

Restoring and Preserving Sculptures and Statues Metal statuary and statue restoration requires special skills such as custom sheet metal fabrication. At Heather & Little Ltd., our artisans maintain the character of the original work, concentrating on repairing the damage that threatens the structural integrity of the piece. In addition, the oxidized patina developed by statues […]
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Cornice Restoration and Preservation

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, […]
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Sheet Metal Choices for Wall Panels

Sheet Metal Choices for Wall Panels Sheet metal wall panels are used in restoration and decorative applications of custom sheet metal fabrication. Business owners and architects use wall panels for both interior and exterior use. So, whether you're the architect handling a sensitive restoration project or a business owner desiring a unique look, Heather & […]
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Restoration and Preservation of Domes, Steeples and Cupolas

Restoration and Preservation of Domes, Steeples, and Cupolas Architectural details put the finishing touches on some of the most famous buildings in the world. Steeples and spires bring churches, cathedrals, and government buildings closer to the heavens and inspire those passing by toward lofty thoughts and emotions. But what happens when metal begins to corrode, […]
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