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Sustainability or Planned Obsolescence, We Decide

April 12th, 2014 · No Comments

As we all consider the rules and guidelines for our Comprehensive Ordinance and specifically what we say about historic building materials, it is important to really think about what “modern” materials offer as an alternative. We know that most of our housing stock is around 100 years old and, except for hazardous paint and deferred […]

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Tags: energy efficiency · lead paint · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · windows

Restoration of Vermont Dairy Barn | Center for Media and Democracy

November 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Just like to share this interview with Rachel Jolly and AmAndA S GriGGs of Vermont Works for Women. An interesting view behind what it takes to pull together a restoration project with various groups that all have an interest in the benefits of historic preservation. A big thanks to both of these women for making […]

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“Contractors Perspective” Missisquoi Masonry

July 31st, 2012 · No Comments

Hello Again, just wanted to upload the latest PBTV “Live at 5:25” show. http://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/contractors-perspectives-masonary I had the chance to speak with my friend Charlie Delaney of Missisquoi Masonry about his experience and expertise in working on historic buildings. This is one of a number of “Contractors Perspective” series we will be doing throughout the year […]

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Tags: energy efficiency · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation

Ron, Need your advice on paint and primer ASAP please!

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Ron, Need your advice on paint and primer ASAP please! Guys started scraping today. Thanks! Hey Norm My professional opinion and current practices are to scrape to bare wood where necessary and spot prime the bare wood with raw linseed oil and then a good oil based primer. Only where there is bare wood exposed. […]

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Heeding Unhappy Homeowners, Burlington Planners Look to Redefine “Historic”

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Burlington’s strict rules around historic-building replacement materials may be on the verge of an extreme makeover. After a year of discussions, the Burlington Planning Commission has decided that Queen City property owners should only have to use historically accurate windows, siding and roof shingles if the building in question is actually listed on a national […]

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Tags: energy efficiency · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Window Restoration and Chemicals?

March 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Does this make any sense to you? Window restorers in Vermont that are working on one of my projects want to dip windows to remove the glaze & paint. I say dipping the windows makes me nervous & that I’d rather have them use steam of a speed heater. They say they’ve never heard of […]

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Poor Old Windows!

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Dear friend, Cast aside…Rejected… Craving your attention as you look RIGHT THROUGH THEM! What did beautiful, old windows ever do to deserve such heartless treatment? As you read this, homeowners across America are ripping innocent, unsuspecting, character-rich, older and historic windows out of their homes; casting them aside for new models. http://www.savethewindows.org Their despair is […]

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Tags: Champlain Valley Millworks · energy efficiency · lead paint · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration · windows

Energy Answers for Old Buildings from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

December 13th, 2010 · No Comments

I just wanted to share this link from the VDHP on ways to make our old homes more comfortable and energy efficient. http://www.historicvermont.org/energy%20for%20historic%20building.pdf Happy Winter everyone

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Tags: energy efficiency · maintenance · Value-Added Historic Preservation · Wanamaker Restoration

Another CCTV Preservation Burlington Show

November 29th, 2010 · No Comments

 I had the chance to speak with David Keefe from Efficiency Vermont, http://www.efficiencyvermont.com, about warming up our old houses for the winter. http://www.cctv.org/node/100134 Always a great conversation. Thanks to David and Preservation Burlington for the opportunity.

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Preservation Burlington TV

February 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Once again I’ve had the pleasure to host the “Live at 5:25” Preservation Burlington monthly show, http://www.cctv.org/node/86737 ,on CCTV Channel 17. This month we were lucky enough to have syndicated columnist and author of About the House, Henri de Marne talk to us about old homes and seasonal water problems and some of the causes […]

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