Green (Re)Building: Restoration Resources
Part of TreeHugger credo reads "'Tis better to recycle, reuse, renovate and restore than to go with new." With that in mind, here are a handful of renovation resources to help you get the most from stuff that's been around the block a time or two, courtesy of Materialicious:
John Leeke's Historic Homeworks -- "Helping owners, tradespeople, contractors and professionals understand and maintain their historic and older buildings."
Old House Parts Company -- focused on "18th, 19th and early 20th century restoration and home improvement Architectural Salvage and Architectural Antiques."Plus a few we found on our own: Traditional Building Magazine's TradWeb -- a searchable directory for services offered by architects, artisans, contractors, designers, installers, fabricators, managers, consultants and educators in the restoration field.
Custom Building and Restoration Catalog -- whether its asbestos abatement or wrought ironwork, this online catalog of 184 categories has info on just about anything restoration-related.