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Old 01-11-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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while dept of interior is good, beter then most even, I have seen many jobs that they have completly botched in the Charlseton SC area and any advice they give should takend at with a grain of salt. They have some talented pros and some want-to-bes. The bad part of preservation is if its done wrong the result can be the same as destroying it.
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Sure is a good place to start getting
historic preservation district customers
on the same page with reality.
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Jason,

What/how, is the best place to get started doing historical work. If I were interested in moving from residential to historical. Who are the best people to contact, where to advertise, etc.?
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Outstanding forum! It's a hard one to pin a a name for it though. Maybe Historical Renovation is better than Restoration. Lets see where it goes first i guess.

I'll be posting questions about a 1895 hearth and tile rebuild this week. The Victorian insert is in really good shape, but there is some funky goings on with the height of the tile and hearth. Hard to explain without pictures, so I'll take some on Monday. Actually, I think anything in this forum is going to be hard to explain without pictures . Wait till you see the parquet flooring!
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I'm near Cleveland, Ohio.

I do slate and copper roofing.

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ive been doing this for the past year for the GC i work for. at the moment im finishing up a 4 family converted to a 2 family, a 2 family converted to a single family and a 6 family condo unit in st louis's historic district.

this is fun most of the time cause you are always running into new situations and learn something new almost daily.

we almost always have to duplicate to the best of our ability the exterior trim on the front of the building and all of the interior trim. but we dont have to match the grade. ie, window sills are made from mdf.

the downside is always the budget...if the money isnt there you might walk into a newley framed interior with sloping floors or a dropped staircase.

its kind of a let down when you spend all the time and energy to trim out this house and you get vertigo walking down the hallway.
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"its kind of a let down when you spend all the time and energy to trim out this house and you get vertigo walking down the hallway."

....Not necessarally.

A friend spent countless dollars inside a 10000 sq ft barn. Two things happened that came back and slapped him in the rear.

First--he purchased everthing from Lowes and Home Depot. When you go in the house everything wreeks of cheap.

Second-- He leveled every floor. So you drive up to a 1850's barn and when you open the door it's like walking into a modular house.
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How do modern building codes fit into historical work? Do they make special allowances?
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How do modern building codes fit into historical work? Do they make special allowances?
Well,,,,,,,That could be a touchy situation depending on your location.

The reason I moved to the Catskills is because of the old architecture that somehow withstood the test of time. I grew up in NJ and worked for my father and grandfather and ultimatly on my own for about 30 years. So I learned the old style of carpentry as well as keeping up with ever changing codes. NJ is a state that has gotten totally out of control with both no style Mcmansions and pathetically overzellis building inspectors. I was told that if I removed railings from a preserved farm house to paint them that I would not be able to replace them. I had to bring the porch up to code. It's not like that in rural areas of NY and New England. In this neck of the woods, the towns and villiges work hard to preserve their heritage so Building officials operate intelligently. NY State welcomes and supports restoration of Main St USA.
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How do modern building codes fit into historical work? Do they make special allowances?
Well,,,,,,,That could be a touchy situation depending on your location.

The reason I moved to the Catskills is because of the old architecture that somehow withstood the test of time. I grew up in NJ and worked for my father and grandfather and ultimatly on my own for about 30 years. So I learned the old style of carpentry as well as keeping up with ever changing codes. NJ is a state that has gotten totally out of control with both no style Mcmansions and pathetically overzellis building inspectors. I was told that if I removed railings from a preserved farm house to paint them that I would not be able to replace them. I had to bring the porch up to code. It's not like that in rural areas of NY and New England. In this neck of the woods, the towns and villiges work hard to preserve their heritage so Building officials operate intelligently. NY State welcomes and supports restoration of Main St USA.
North Carolina is the same way for the most part. There are designated Historic districts but they tore down so many beautiful neighborhoods and buildings to replace with "crap" that looks like "crap" 7 years after it is built........Im personally sick of all these "Track homes" and forget about Mc Mansions they're becoming a thing of the past in today's economy. Preserving these Historic homes and buildings is always a wise choice.

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