The city of Long Beach is home to 17 designated historic districts, each neighborhood built in a common era. Often, homes are similar in architectural style and overall appearance, forming a distinct and cohesive unit. If your home is located in Cal Heights, Bluff Park, Belmont Shore or another historic neighborhood, virtually any remodeling project will have to go through an extensive review process, which – if done improperly – can take many months to complete. Even interior work, such as kitchen remodels, require special attention in a historic district. Small details, like a window made from the wrong material or painted the wrong color, can cause your remodel to be delayed or prolonged, and even incur steep fines! The lengthy bureaucratic screening focuses on all aspects of your house, including structure, appearance, materials and even landscaping, and, if approved, will result in a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Cultural Heritage Commission. Obtaining this is an absolute necessity to start work in a Long Beach Historic district construction project!
At Zieba Builders, we take pride in our decades of experience working on historic remodels, and our excellent relationship with the Cultural Heritage Committee. Don’t worry about paperwork, regulations, tedious fixes, or even fines – Show us your vision, and let ZBI take care of the rest! Our long-established points of contact within the historic department ensure timely acquisition of all necessary permits, and our proven track record of creating award-winning remodels in historic districts illustrates our ability to craft custom masterpieces that conform to both your and the city’s requirements. Less bureaucracy, more building – Only with the experts at Zieba Builders!
Beautiful as they are, historic buildings have special needs. They were often built with different materials and techniques than are common today, and they had decades, if not a century, to age and take on the look you love. It takes special skill to seamlessly match a remodel to its historic ambiance. If your goal is to not only upgrade your home to modernity, but to also maintain its unique character and historic beauty, you found your perfect match: Building with Zieba means supreme craftsmanship, authentic materials, and diligent perfectionism. Zieba artisans are masters of their craft with decades of experience to hone their skills, and frequent work on historic projects. No matter if intricate murals, antique fixtures and hardware, or custom cabinetry and paneling — your historic remodel will look and feel authentic!
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