Non-traditional building supply sources?
January 30, 2009 8:20 AM Subscribe
I'm planning a home addition but would like peruse building material sources beyond what's available in consumer hardware stores. What sources do architects and contractors use for non-standard windows and other items? Is there a McMaster-Carr-equivalent for building materials?
posted by odinsdream to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the early design stages of a home addition and am trying to figure out windows, in particular. Pictures 4 and 5 on this page
show what I'm looking for.
Would a large array of windows like that be a completely custom thing? I.e., I'd need to contact a glass and metal shop and get it totally made from scratch?
In general, who are the vendors for not-exactly-standard building components like this, and where are they listed? Perhaps sources traditionally for commercial applications that I could rework into a residential environment?