window restoration and stained glass
Established in 1988 in Berkshire, cjl designs has been involved in a large number of restoration projects in England and Wales. We have also designed and made new stained glass for private commissions and exhibited stainless steel and glass sculptures in a number of venues. Having recently moved our studio from Frome to West Pennard, near Glastonbury, we offer a professional and personal service for the restoration of existing glass, frames and window furniture.
For the last 25 years we have worked with the same reliable, high quality shot-blasters during the refurbishment process. It is important to use a company who take care to preserve historic metalwork while only removing corrosion and old paint finishes.
We work in collaboration with a local artist blacksmith when needed so adding flexibility to the bespoke service we can offer. This includes designing and building new metal frames and other ferramenta.
We offer condition surveys with recommendations for remedial work; the refurbishment of leaded lights and metal frames, including Crittal type; advice on prevention of water ingress and fitment of protective grilles. Work is undertaken both in situ and in the studio.)
Projects have included: churches within the Oxford, Winchester and Guildford dioceses; the Falkland Islands Chapel, Pangbourne; Roundway Hospital, Devizes; Littlecote House, Hungerford; Worcester Cottage, Brecon; and other listed buildings.