Category: Sheet Metal

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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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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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 […]
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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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How and why kalamein doors were developed

Kalamein doors have been popular across all areas of construction since they were first introduced in the 1920s. What makes these metal-clad doors so in-demand, and how did this unique style of door fabrication start in the first place?
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How to Measure the Quality of Metal Roof Shingles

Quality checking metal roof shingles allows for you to know that the metal roof shingles you have chosen are of a high quality? You don’t have to be an expert to test the quality of roof shingles before you make the choice to have them installed in your home. Here are a couple of things […]
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How to Find Metal Fabrication Companies for Custom Hotel Projects

You need to be very selective when choosing a metal fabrication company for a custom architectural project, such as a hotel, for example. Metal fabrication is a craft carried out by seasoned artisans with extensive knowledge and experience of the technical and creative processes involved. So, how do you decide which metal fabrication company is […]
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Classic Architectural Styles with Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet metal fabrication is an important part of many architectural approaches. We, at Heather & Little Ltd., have been supplying quality architectural sheet metal to the construction industry ever since our founding in 1925. Sheet metal plays an important role in several styles and types of building projects. The architectural sheet metal components we supply […]
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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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