Preserving history: how Glegg Manufacturing can help with heritage restoration

How Glee Manufacturing can help with heritage restoration

Looking to restore your heritage listed building? You’ve come to the right place!

When it comes to preserving the beauty and historical significance of these buildings, it takes expert knowledge, precision, and a deep understanding of the original features.

Glegg Manufacturing is one of the few local companies that specialise in heritage metal fabrication, so we’re well-equipped to handle the challenges (and nuances) of heritage building restoration.

In this blog, we’ll explore how Glegg Manufacturing can help preserve the beauty of your heritage listed building.

Heritage roofing restoration projects

When it comes to roofing, Glegg Manufacturing offers a range of options that can be tailored to suit the needs of any heritage building.

We supply heritage custom orb (corrugated roof sheeting) and Z600 (the same gauge as the historic Queen’s Head), the gold standard materials of heritage restoration. Both materials are not only durable and weather-resistant, but they can also be custom fabricated to match the unique features of a heritage building’s roof.

Just look at how we were able to replicate this Morewood and Rogers roof tile for Milton House. We reverse-engineered the original roofing to produce an exact replica, but we took it a step further. We lengthened the tiles to avoid corrosion on that was apparent on the end laps of the original installation.

Roofing is a key aesthetic and protective element of any building, but when you’re dealing with a heritage listed property, it’s even more important. You need to retain its vintage beauty, while also offering maximum protection from the elements. 

Recreating copper work

Did you know Glegg also do copper work?

Copper is a timeless metal that’s been used in architecture for centuries, and Glegg Manufacturing’s expert craftsmen can recreate any design.

We completed a project in a local church that involved intricate copper work for a ceiling vent to match the original installation. It was an extensive process, but the results speak for themselves.

Copper Work: Brisbane Church Ceiling Vent

Heritage roof vents and ventilators

Replicating custom roof vents and ventilators is no easy feat. We have to ensure that they are functional, accurate and visually appealing, contributing to the building’s overall aesthetic. It’s meticulous and lengthy, but it’s all worth it when you see it perched atop the roof.

This is one of our roof vents we reproduced for an old Queenslander. The project spanned 9 weeks.

Recreating heritage awnings:

Awnings are another important feature of heritage buildings, providing equal parts protection and heritage charm. 

At Glegg Manufacturing, we can create custom traditional window hoods (awnings) that replicate the design of the original awnings on any heritage building. We often recreate intricate designs like this traditional window hood below.  

Sheet Metal Fabrication Brisbane Northside

Restoring heritage buildings with Glegg Manufacturing

Restoring a heritage listed building requires a deep understanding of the building’s original features and a commitment to preserving its historical significance. That’s why Glegg Manufacturing is the perfect partner for any heritage building restoration project.

Our expertise in metal fabrication and dedication to quality ensure that every detail is taken care of with precision and care.

When you choose Glegg Manufacturing, you can rest assured that your heritage building is in good hands. Contact us today to find out how we can provide custom metal fabrications for your heritage restoration.

Glegg Manufacturing is a high quality producer of Custom fabrication, General Sheet metal work  or Heritage listed matching or fabrication.

Offering friendly service, quality materials, great rates and industry knowledge like no others – we’re a fabrication team that cares about our product who goes above and beyond on every job.

With hundreds of satisfied clients, our expert experience, advice, and quality source materials to get your project produced as effectively and cost efficiently as possible. Call Glegg Manufacturing on 07 3205 1022 or enquire online here.