Restoration and Preservation
Vintage works on old houses and historic properties, performing restoration and preservation. We also consult, and can support jobs with restoration and replica millwork from our workshop. These jobs are wonderful in that we often work with architects and historians, and sweat the details, including hand made nails and hardware, hand scraped woodwork, and blown window glass, to give just a sampling. We enjoy the team effort between Vintage, the architects, and the owners. Because there was no standardization before the industrial revolution, each building is truly unique, and from them we learn tricks and methods that we can apply to our other projects. Many of today’s standards are not the best or most beautiful; they were often created to facilitate manufacturing, and are not based on historic methods, which were often driven by the craftsmen and their locality’s traditions.
From eighteenth century stone, brick, and wood frame buildings, to log cabins, we enjoy the challenge and reward of historic work.
Our other shop millwork: trim, windows, doors, porch railings and cabinets, support our restoration and renovation projects.
We follow, The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties for all grant aided and non-grant aided preservation projects. These standards, first issued in 1978, by the Secretary of the Interior provide critical practices for historic preservation. We care about using these high standards in all our preservation projects because we have a desire to protect the old forms, features, and materials in old buildings. As stated in the standards linked above, “preservation is the appropriate treatment when the objective of the project is to retain the building as it currently exists.”
Thank you for considering Vintage for your preservation project. If you select Vintage then you can be confident that we will use the advice and technical information written in The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Our Statement of Quality
If you select Vintage Building, you’ll get craftsmen unmatched for the superior result we are able to provide.
Meticulous and steadfast, we are unwavering in quality.
Millwork-Custom & Replica
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600 North Loudoun St.
Winchester, VA 22601