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  Imperial's Directive

  We are a Design House, a coordinator that orchestrates a client's design concepts into reality. 

  Custom elements are produced as private commissions in association with Martin Richards Design &Contracting Inc.

  This award winning design firm creates designs for architectural elements in historic restorations,  for unique commissions,

  or for complete architectural plans. Designs are then tendered by various quality manufacturers. 

  As a courtesy, Imperial co-ordinates all international shipping of goods. We accept commissions for architectural elements for interior or

  exterior application.   Imperial is your complete source for architectural products and innovative design commissions.  


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 Historic Re-Creations       click here for page

  Imperial co-ordinates the design and manufacturing of historic recreations of architectural elements that

  have decayed and are in need of replacing.   Products for interior or exterior application include...

  Carvings / Appliqués / Mantels / Corbels / Pediments / Mouldings / Rosettes / Columns / Plinths

  Vaulted Ceilings, Domes.  Installation is by others.



 1) Send us Concept Drawings or Photos

 Step 1)

 Your Contact Information

 Send us an email with the following:

 Company or Personal name, address, land-line phone, fax, email, Job site address: physical street etc


 Step 2)

 Your Concept


  Provide us with either a photo or sketch (rendering) of your required carving

  Provide us with the sizes you require - all three dimensions and micro dimensions


 Step 3)

 What is the Material

  Is this product for Interior or Exterior 

  Product Type:

  a) Stand alone Wood Carvings:  Specify the type of wood to be carved 

      Paint Grade =  Basswood     Stain Grade =  Maple / Cherry / Oak / Alder

  b) Duplicates:  to be cast in Plaster, StoneMoldTM, ResinMoldTM  ArchPolymerTM


 Step 4) Rough Price Estimate


  A rough estimate can be created for budget purposes only and are not deemed as contracts.

  This price is not firm and can be modified upon completion of the design Process ie. CAD drawings and Final quotation.

  Do not expect custom items to be similar in cost to those of stock goods.



 2) The Design Process for a Firm Quotation

 Step 5) CAD Drawings


  a) If you are a qualified architect or designer

      - supply us with CAD drawings - plan views / cross sections / elevations

      - For specific details in the Carving.

        Supply us with a separate detail drawing that shows depths, widths and heights of the detail. 

        Manufacturing cannot interpret an artistic rendering as a specific detail showing 3 dimensions.

        Indicate how deep, wide and high each detail is to be.

        If no drawing is available,  Manufacturing will assess the detail to the best of their ability as they are hand carved.

        simple sketches, photos, or renderings are not architectural drawings


  b) If you cannot supply CAD drawings  click here for Custom Designs

      - Plan views / cross sections / elevations / specific details in 3D  must be made in order to create a quotation

      - There is a charge for design service, inquire for fee schedules

      Imperial's Custom Department offers the design services of Martin Richards Design and Contracting Inc.



 3) Final Pricing and Manufacturing

 Step 5) Price Quote 

  Once drawings are received from a qualified architect or designer or you have engaged the services of MRDCI,

  a detailed written quote with delivery and approximate time frame for production will be generated.

  Custom items are subject to longer timeframes. 


  Upon the acceptance of the quotation, the quote form and drawings must be signed

  All custom orders are fully prepaid in advance and cannot be cancelled, exchanged or returned

 Step 6) Production  


  a) Production of Stand Alone Elements

       All custom carvings are sold as unfinished hand carved wood products.  There may be slight variances in each piece.

       There is no guarantee that subsequent orders would have the exact details upon re-orders.


   b) Production of Duplicates

       If the single wood carving is used as a plug to create a mold, duplicates can be cast for your commission in

       StoneMoldTM, ResinMoldTM, ArchPolymerTM or Plaster.  Mold charges apply.


  Imperial offers various Freight options by common carrier - enquire about rates

  The intellectual copyright of the final product resides with Martin Richards Design and Contracting Inc.


 Example of Custom Flexible Frieze-Rinceau


 MRDCI Rinceau drawing  MRDCI Rinceau Drawing








  Multiple sections that 

  can be used as motif

  around staircase stringer




  Example of Custom Architectural Elements


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  * All Prices & specifications in this website subject to change without notice

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  * Measurements are approximate only, Final Product may vary from this website

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  Last Update of this page:    APRIL-2011