Buying Guide: Exterior Elements, Ornament & Finishes - Historic Properties and Traditional Architecture | Traditional Building

Exterior Elements, Ornament & Finishes

Balustrades | Cast Stone Ornament | Cornice & Cornice Moldings | Custom Casting | Facade Restoration | Molding & Materials | Siding | Stone Cladding | Stucco Finishes | Terra Cotta Ornament | Terra Cotta Substitutes

exterior elements buying guide

Traditional Building's Buying Guide to to exterior elements, ornament and finishes for traditional building projects, including exterior architectural ornament, balustrades, facades, terra cotta ornament, siding, and stone cladding.

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Abatron, Inc.

Manufacturer of products for restoration & repair: wood consolidation & repair, window & door restoration, concrete patching & resurfacing, metal restoration, moldmaking & casting, structural adhesives, protective coatings, strippers & related products.

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Abatron, Inc.

Manufacturer of products for restoration & repair: wood consolidation & repair, window & door restoration, concrete patching & resurfacing, metal restoration, moldmaking & casting, structural adhesives, protective coatings, strippers & related products.

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Artistry in Architectural Grilles

Custom designer & manufacturer of extensive line of linear bar & perforated grilles, decorative metal panels, architectural screens, HVAC grilles, radiator grilles, enclosures, registers, grilles for millwork inserts, laser cut metal panels, & the Authentic Patented* Plaster J Bead® frame.

Aztec Stone Empire

Aztec Stone Empire

We carry Tennessee fieldstone; Pennsylvania bluestone; boulders; river stone; a wide variety of stack stone; granite; rubble (cut to size); cast stone; concrete pavers; slabs; cobblestones; stone veneer; artificial stone; masonry supplies and more.

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Belden Brick Co.

Manufacturer of brick: variety of colors, textures, sizes & stock & custom shapes; color matching; jack arches, water tables, bullnoses, coping caps, pavers, face brick, brick sculpture/murals & more.

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Bill's Custom Metal Fabrications

Manufacturer of ornamental metalwork: railings, furniture, fireplace doors, mantels, hardware & candelabras; handcrafted & hand forged.

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Bridger Steel

Architecturally accurate metal roofing and siding; available in a wide range of colors including prints and vintage inspired patinas; LEED certification is available on some products.

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Carlson's Barnwood Co.

Supplier of antique barn wood & salvaged materials: planks, beams, dimensional lumber, re-milled flooring & architectural antiques; pine, oak, heart pine & mixed species; salvaged doors, windows & shutters; antique lighting & art glass; hardware.

Chadsworth Entryways and Doorways

Chadsworth Columns

Manufacturer of authentically correct architectural columns: complete line of columns, piers, pilasters & posts for interior & exterior use; variety of sizes, styles & materials, including wood; more than 30 years.

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Custom Ornamental Iron Works

Supplier of wrought-iron, ornamental iron & aluminum gate & stair parts & accessories; all items in stock; in-house production.

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Decorators Supply Corp.

Manufacturer of classic architectural elements: 13,000 appliqués for woodwork, furniture & walls; plaster crowns, ceiling medallions, ceilings, niches & swags; 900 sizes of column capitals, plaster capitals, corbels & columns; 15 styles of traditional wood mantels; Classically inspired grilles; since 1883.

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Enkeboll Designs

Manufacturer of architectural woodcarvings: moldings, corbels, columns, capitals, moldings, arches, panels, mantels, onlays & more; over 1,000 items produced from North American hardwoods; $50 catalog refundable upon first order; since 1956.

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Freedom Cement

Quality masonry products for historic preservation and new construction, including natural cement, natural hydraulic lime, pre-mixed mortar and Microcotta™.

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Haddonstone (USA), Ltd.

Manufacturer of classical & contemporary cast limestone: columns, balustrades, benches, planters, pavers, fountains, gazebos, interior ornament, mantels, statuary & more; 500+ designs; custom designs.

Heather & Little's restoration of the Toronto Old City Hall required 113,900 sq.ft. of copper roofing, cornices, gutters and sheet-lead work. Photo: Heather & Little Limited

Heather & Little Limited

Fabricator & supplier of historical sheet-metal specialties & architectural sheet-metal components: finials, cornices, leader heads, cresting, metal shingles, pressed-metal wall cladding, cupolas, steeples, domes, reproductions; capitals & balustrades; Kalemein & lot-line metal windows & doors, statuary restoration.

Jim Illingworth

Jim Illingworth Millwork, LLC

Manufacturer of custom wood windows, doors & moldings: for homes & historic buildings; matches any existing wood windows, doors, moldings; custom millwork.

The complex decorative stenciled patterns of Rodeph Shalom Synagogue of Philadelphia, PA, executed on fabric, were cleaned and conserved by Canning Studios, whose artisans also in- painted and duplicated patterns in adjacent areas. Photo: courtesy of Canning Studios

John Canning & Company

Decorative Painting -- European-trained master painter heads studio: major projects all across the country; restoration & new commissions.

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Kreilick Conservation, LLC

Kreilick Conservation, LLC provides laboratory and field analysis of materials, condition assessments, emergency response and stabilization, treatment, documentation, and maintenance of architectural elements, monuments, sculpture, and objects, specializing in metals and masonry.

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NIKO Contracting Co., Inc.

Custom fabricator & contractor of sheet metal & roofing: slate, tile & other roofing; storefronts, cornices, cupolas, domes, steeples, snow guards & leader heads; copper, lead-coated copper, zinc & stainless steel; metal ceilings.

Superior Clay

Superior Clay Corp.

Supplier of hand-molded & -extruded terra-cotta architectural details: chimney pots in traditional styles; clay flue liners; fired-clay Rumford throats, dampers & smoke chambers; refractory mortar.

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Wiemann Metalcraft

Designer, fabricator, finisher & installer of fine quality custom ornamental metalwork: railings, fences, gates, custom, hot-rolled steel doors & windows, lighting, grilles, bronze & aluminum entry doors; all cast- & wrought-metal alloys, finishes & architectural styles; since 1940.