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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. 

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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.

Agrell Architectural Carving was commissioned by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects to provide a new chancel screen, furniture, tabernacle, confessionals and restoration work for the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, UT.

Woodwork for Religious Buildings

When it comes to church architecture, the devil is in the saintly details. So is the delight. This is especially true of the custom woodwork that brings character to the space, whether it be a mighty cathedral and or a humble country church.

hand carved stone mantel Fairplay Stone carvers

Hand-Carved Stone Mantels

Nothing compares to old-fashioned hand-carved stone mantels when it comes to specifying custom details in a new or historic building.

stained glass door

Designing and Restoring Historic Art Glass

Designing and restoring historic art glass and stained-glass windows is a delicate balancing act that entails a unique combination of give and take between clients and craftspeople. Experts from leading studios tell Traditional Building what works, what doesn't work, and what they would like to see happen on each project.