Articles from Traditional Building about traditional materials and methods used for architecture, building, design or restoration projects.
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What you need to know when restoring metal windows.
Companies producing architectural cast stone for historically-inspired buildings.
Creating and conserving memory in sculpted bronze and stone: A conversation with Robert Shure.
When it comes to stone buildings, take a measured approach.
Time-honored sheet-metalwork replicates an elaborate, early-20th century cornice with authentic—and improved—details.
The history and application of gilding.
Quick in execution and long-lasting, frescoes are known as a true art form.
The history of ceramics as a building material.
A look at roofing materials for historically inspired buildings.
These gray slabs have been protecting roofs for centuries—we take an in-depth look at slate.
Energy conserving techniques for older buildings.
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.
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.
The history and preservation of decorative wallpaper.
Chesneys carves replicas of 18th-century fireplace mantels with exactitude born over three decades.
Stephen Payne, of Payne/Bouchier Fine Builders, has carefully crafted houses for decades. Here is his take on the built environment.
Trades, technology, and teamwork on the Phillips Collection project.
With uses that range from utilitarian to decorative, concrete has been the building material of choice for centuries.
Manufacturer of custom exterior shutters: more than 40 historically accurate, customizable styles; available in premium woods & our own maintenance-free Endurian, along with the large selection of period shutter hardware and garage doors.