Thursday, August 26, 2010

Historical Restoration Project

This historic boarding house was built around 1870 in Menlo Park, New Jersey and was one of the first to be wired for electrical light by Thomas Edison during the pubic lighting demonstration of December 1879. One of the earliest buildings moved to the historic Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan honoring Edison. Fire broke out in the Sarah Jordan House on January 5, 2009. With fire and extensive smoke damage, there were great efforts to restore the boarding house before the reopening of Greenfield Village on April 15, 2009.

Grabill restored and replicated to its original condition single hung windows with weight and pulley balances, crown moulding, beveled siding, soffet brackets and shutters to exact detail.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Product Highlight: Folding Doors

Grabill’s premium quality exterior folding door systems accommodate multiple panels for large expanses, creating a truly seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. When closed, these precision engineered doors create a formidable barrier against the elements. Door panel configurations are as specified with in-swing or out-swing operation. Folding doors are available in wood, aluminum clad and bronze-clad.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Asian Inspired Tea House

Asian Inspired Tea House

Beautiful Asian inspired retreat. Detailed simulated divided lite design fabricated with authentic silk screen material for exterior and interior applications. Genuine Mahogany transoms, round fixed windows and traditional Japanese Shoji lift & slide exterior doors and interior pocket doors. Custom round shower window clad interior wood exterior with inner glass mini lights. 

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Architect: Gibson/Darr
Japanese Shoji Lift & Slide Exterior Doors
Custom Round Fixed Window 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Grabill Recognized for Historical Restoration Project - Denver, CO

Historical Steel Building

Grabill continues to do historical restorations with the most recent being the landmark preservation of downtown Denver’s Steel building, now known as the Sage Building. Grabill was able to recreate modern energy-efficient pivot windows that work exactly as they did in 1923. Replica awning and double hung windows were also included. Solid bronze pivot hardware was recast for authenticity.

This project has since won the Silver Hard Hat Award for outstanding restoration / renovation project as noted in the October 8th issue of Colorado Construction.

Steel Building (Grabill Windows)

Replica Pivot Windows
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Product Highlight: Tilt-Turn Windows

Our contemporary styled, multi-function tilt-turn window is operated by a single lever. This allows the window to swing in like a door for maximum ventilation and easy cleaning. It can also tilt in at the top for indirect ventilation. Our stainless steel multi-point hardware system ensures a tight seal while providing additional security and increased sash stability for oversized units.

Tilt-Turn Windows are available in solid wood, with the option of aluminum and bronze cladding.

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Eco-Choice Windows by Grabill

Eco-Choice Windows are a perfect solution for architects and builders looking for sustainable options. By simply specifying Eco-Choice Windows you are assured the product has been researched and designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) criteria.

For years, we at Grabill Windows & Doors have been committed to making high performance Architectural windows that meet and exceed Energy Star ratings for efficiency. We take it one step further with the newly introduced, Eco-Choice window. This window can be constructed of solid wood or aluminum clad.

Through research, design, development and testing Grabill has standardized a “green” window built with sustainable, low emitting and recycled materials. The Eco-Choice window materials include FSC certified lumber, hardware and aluminum fabricated with high post consumer content, and low VOC glues and finishes.

As with all Grabill products, using regional suppliers when ever possible saves energy costs and puts money back into the local economy. Projects that are within 500 miles of Grabill earn additional LEED® credits as well.

Grabill Window products are built with integrity and built to last. Our high standards of traditional craftsmanship, integrity and service are evident in the Eco-Choice window.

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