What does it mean to be a Brownstone & Pre-War Specialist?
A brownstone & pre-war specialist,
in the construction industry,
is a company that works in
buildings built prior to 1910 - 1920.
These pre-war buildings
are typically called brownstones
but also include townhouses,
& a few other variants from the pre-war era.
To become a specialist in this field
can only be accomplished through experience.
Many contractors & chimney companies
claim to be brownstone & pre-war specialists
from the day they open for business.
Big Apple Chimney has earned the title
through years of experience
and buildings of the pre-war era,
as well as thousands of
Fireplaces & Chimneys,
Repaired, Rebuilt & Restored.
If it's important to you when choosing
a contractor to have a legitimate specialist
in this field, You must check their references.
Your neighbors can tell you,
if you are using a company familiar with
brownstone and pre-war buildings.
Do not be fooled by false advertising
and wild claims by out of state
and inexperienced chimney outfits.
Remember, the buildings in New York City
are like nowhere else in this country,
the NYC buliding codes are strict
and change rapidly, you need a specialist
in the field, who has the knowledge and
experience necessary to work properly
within these structures and guidelines.
Awareness of the building materials
and the details of pre-war design
allows us to enter a workspace
without causing damage to the surroundings.
We are well experienced
in protecting and preserving
the moldings, marble mantles,
antique finishes, trim, plaster,
furniture, art and all the other
aspects of pre-war buildings
that help to maintain it's value.