Doors, Windows, Hardware
Floors, Walls, Ceilings,
Parks & Garden Fixtures
Lighting & Electrical
Masonry, Stone, Brick,
Molded & Cast Ornament
Roofing & Roof Specialties
(Arts & Crafts and More)
Timber Frames, Conservatories,
Woodwork, Millwork, Stairs
Active Interest Media
The comprehensive resource for professionals involved in restoring old buildings or designing and constructing new buildings in traditional styles.
The comprehensive resource for professionals involved in residential restoration and renovation, as well as the design and construction of new homes built in traditional styles.
Targeted information about service providers in the field of building restoration and renovation, both commercial and residential.
A portal site that brings together information about building products and materials, including data on more than 5,000 manufacturers.
Traditional Product Galleries
Traditional Product Galleries is a micro site showcasing—in big, colorful photography—thousands of items tailored to the requirements of restoration and renovation projects and new designs done in a period style, both residential and commercial.
Traditional Building Portfolio
Traditional Building Portfolio is a micro site containing a world of information about traditional building and design, both commercial and residential. It includes hundreds of articles on design and building projects, leading architectural firms, topics of note to working professionals, and major awards programs, along with forums and blogs bearing the opinions of leaders in the field.
Active Interest Media's electronic newsletters provide a continuous stream of information on key topics in the world of traditional design and building: likely products and services for both commercial and residential projects; special in-depth reports on projects and important product categories; and a bevy of blogs providing fresh perspectives from leading figures in the field.
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restoration to sustainable building materials. They feature leading experts
in the field and provide an effective, efficient way to learn about
important topics, while earning credits toward professional and vocational
The Palladio Awards Program
is designed to honor outstanding achievement in traditional design. The program recognizes individual designers, design teams, or both whose work enhances the beauty and humane qualities of the built environment through creative interpretation or adaptation of design principles developed through 2,500 years of the Western architectural tradition.
The Traditional Building
Exhibition and Conference
World-class educational opportunities and a wide array of resources and products for professionals who work in the field of building restoration, renovation, and historically inspired new construction.
Cabinet & Furniture Hardware
Click here for a list
of cabinet and furniture hardware suppliers
Anyone who's shopped for cabinet hardware
lately is aware of the vast differences in quality being offered. And
nothing spoils a beautiful old cabinet -- or well-crafted new casework
made from fine hardwoods -- more than cheap, stamped metal hardware.
The well-trained eye quickly spots the shoddy imitations, and even the
novice can feel the difference once the hardware is in the hand.
This online list provides a good cross-section
of today's hardware market. You'll find several dealers that have
limited quantities of original antique cabinet hardware.
These dealers can be especially useful if the project involves restoration
and you don't want hardware that looks shiny and brand new. The only
problem with antique hardware, of course, is quantity. If you need 12
pairs of perfectly matching drawer pulls, you may be out of luck.
There are also suppliers of high-quality new reproduction hardware that can
provide any desired amount of standard-design or custom period
hardware for new construction or restoration projects.