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Traditional Building's in-depth reports from top experts in the building and architectural industry. Subjects include metalwork, stonework, art restoration, specialty glass and stained glass restoration, hardware, roofing, flooring, and more.
The history and application of gilding.
Faithful steeplework replicates timber spires in steel and new slate at St. Andrew's Catholic Church.
Quick in execution and long-lasting, frescoes are known as a true art form.
The art of preserving decorative finishes.
The history of ceramics as a building material.
A look at roofing materials for historically inspired buildings.
In their third life, massive timbers are recycled into a second, new timber-frame building.
Metal windows, the soul of America’s historic commercial and civic structures, provide a peek into the past. Here are some of the companies that specialize in recreating these views of bygone eras.
These gray slabs have been protecting roofs for centuries—we take an in-depth look at slate.
Energy conserving techniques for older buildings.
Original fixtures now shine at the Wyoming Capitol with state-of-the-art LED technology.
Dryden Architecture and Design works with Seekircher Steel Window to bring post-WWI window frames and hardware back to their original form and function.
Marble has been used for millennia to construct our buildings.
Strategies that move us toward compliance with new energy codes.
Assessing and abating hazardous building materials.
Continuing the education, awareness, and appreciation of masonry.
How bricks are made and how to match them.
The original torch shines again after a meticulous conservation.
A look at companies making high-end knobs, hinges, latches and levers for period buildings.
Shining a light on the history of lighting.
These companies take stained-glass to a higher art form.
Thoughtful restoration brings craft, communication, and celebration to the First Parish Meetinghouse in Derry, New Hampshire.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’s Indianapolis Indiana Temple is a blend of classical architecture and regional motifs.
Doug Bracken from Wiemann Metalcraft outlines the often used but incomplete and misleading terms used in the ornamental and decorative metals trade.
Manufacturer of custom cabinetry in period styles: Shaker, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Early American & traditional styles.