Category: Restoration

Ornamental Decorative Sheet Metal Restoration and Preservation

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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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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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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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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Different types of kalamein doors

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. 
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Thermal benefits of architectural features

Every element that goes into a building includes an array of architectural design features that affect the structure’s thermal resistance. Kalamein doors and windows, in addition to having an unmistakable visual style, come with a unique set of beneficial architectural features.
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Kalamein design options

Most often, when people ask for kalamein doors, they generally mean straightforward, solid wooden cores clad in steel for use in industrial settings. However, as Heather and Little’s portfolio of completed projects shows, the design options for kalamein doors and windows are far more wide-ranging than that. Materials can include all kinds of hardwood and […]
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Benefits of kalamein doors and windows

Kalamein doors and windows were originally designed to be fire-resistant. While they do not meet modern fire standards and are no longer made for this purpose, metal-clad wooden doors provide several other advantages. These include:
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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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