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Pearl Bay Corporation, Serving Santa Barbara Since 1978, and Rainbow International of Santa Barbara together form Pearl Bay Rainbow: Custom Turnkey Design Build Builder, Remodeler, Historical Preservationist, and 24/7 Building Damage Restoration Service.

Historic Building Restoration, Preservation, and Renovation

Pearl Bay Historic Restoration Remodel Including Carpentry and Paneled Ceiling

Historic Building Renovations focus on restoration and preservation, bringing historic buildings back to their former states of glory, producing renovated structures designed to respect, retain, and restore the building's original historic character for future generations' enjoyment, like Pearl Bay Rainbow’s historic restoration remodel of the church roof shown here.

Since Historic Building Conservation is more about fostering a deep appreciation for these famous structures and learning more about why they exist, rather than just keeping historic structures standing tall and looking as beautiful as ever, true historic building preservation aims for a high level of authenticity, accurately replicating historic materials and techniques as much as possible, ideally using modern techniques only in a concealed manner where they will not compromise the historic character of the structure's appearance.

The first step in any historic renovation, especially one involving both remodeling and historic restoration, is researching the structure's history, looking particularly for old photographs, floor plans, and other documentation which can help the historic renovation to stay true to history.

In some cases, where research determines parts of a building have been changed or destroyed, it may be appropriate to restore the structure to its original designs, reversing alterations for structures which have been substantially altered since built.

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Historical Restoration of Santa Barbara Historical Trust Building performed by Pearl Bay Rainbow

With the building's original state in mind, the renovation team must identify building characteristics that it wants to preserve or restore. We can then begin examining the structure, inspecting it to determine what needs to be renovated. Thinking about how the structure would have looked originally and how the restored structure will now be used enables us to determine which renovation techniques will be most effective and which potential options should be discussed so that an effective plan can be developed for maintaining the integrity of historic buildings while incorporating any desired energy-efficiency measures, meeting ADA accessibility, fire-code compliance, and earthquake safety requirements, like we did for the Santa Barbara Historical Trust building shown here.

With today's high tech construction systems, we can even restore building with seriously damaged foundations.

The historic renovation process includes everything from the planning and permitting approval process, through sourcing historically appropriate salvaged or replica materials, to consulting with structural engineers to confirm the structure's safety or make recommendations for the best possible ways to refurbish and strengthen these structures without changing or modifying them drastically, thereby meeting the building and safety codes without compromising the historic integrity of the structure, effectively changing the internal structure to make it stronger and more durable but without changing the way it looks on the outside. In other words, planning literally how best to keep our history intact and historically accurate.

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Addressing the complexities of the additional planning and permitting required to comply with local officials and historic preservation districts while performing your Historic renovations can be tricky without the help of an expert like our founder, Mark Lee, with his 36 years experience restoring and renovating Santa Barbara's finest.

Mark's team has performed historical preservation renovations for such local historical landmarks as The Granada Theatre, The Biltmore Hotel, The Coral Casino, Trinity Episcopal Church, The Santa Barbara Historical Trust, and numerous others.

We know the specialists to consult to oversee all aspects of your historic renovation, the architects and contractors who are familiar with structures from the same period, enabling them to accurately mimic building techniques used when the structure was built, and more effectively conceal modernizations such as installing or replacing electrical systems, putting in a more efficient heating system, using energy efficient glass in vintage window frames, and so forth.

Understanding the importance of preserving our historical buildings, we foster a love for these great monuments and enjoy providing Historic Building Conservation Services to preserve our architectural history.


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