Sandstone, like many types of natural stone is a common type of historic and moder masonry building materials. Sandstone is a sedimentary stone, similiar to limestone but with a higher silica content.
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Cast iron mastery – Exploring applications for ultimate durability Cast iron is a type of ferrous metal, similar to steel and the common iron, but there are some differences. Cast iron has less maleability and can be more brittle than mild steel. Cast iron can… Read More »Cast Iron: A Comprehensive Guide to Durability and Applications
Mastering the art of architecture – How to use classical orders The classical orders of Greek and Roman architecture include 3 principal styles: Doric, ionic, and Corinthian. The orders are a standard of proportion and size. The beautiful classical architecture of the Lincoln Memorial, seen… Read More »Classical orders, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian
Why cobblestone paving is the ultimate choice for timeless elegance Cobblestone paving is one of the few types of historically accurate stone masonry paving prior to the 20th century. The photo below shows an example of a cobblestone paved area between the sidewalk and the… Read More »Cobblestone Paving: Timeless Elegance
Why flat roofs reign supreme in modern commercial roofing Flat roofs are generally considered to be commercial roof systems. A flat roof can technically be installed on a residential or industrial buildings but the flat roof products and product systems are marketed and sold for… Read More »Commercial roofs, flat roofs
Unveiling the secrets behind common bond brickwork Common bond brickwork is similar to a running bond. The difference between a running bond and a common bond is that there is a header course interspersed between several running bond courses, in a common bond. The common… Read More »Common bond brickwork
Why common brick is still king in modern building projects A historic common brick is very different than a typical modern brick. Historic common bricks were solid, they had no perforation and were solid all the way through. They also had different dimensions than modern… Read More »Common Brick: A Historic Building Essential
Corbels – Where function meets beauty in architectural design A corbel is a type of architectural, usually aesthetically ornate in historic construction, with superincumbent elements.