repair & restoration
Preserving the original glasswork in stained glass windows and leaded lights is a high priority of ours, to prevent the loss of such original pieces of artwork. We can restore many types of windows in protected Grade 1 or 2 listed buildings and unlisted buildings. An example of this is shown above with the refurbished windows on the right
Metal windows often require removal and restoration off-site and we typically temporary-glaze rather than fit unsightly boarding . The leaded panels are rebuilt with new matching lead cames retaining old glass whenever possible. Any cracks can be repaired by leading or coppering but if replacement glass is needed a modern antique matched closely to the original is employed .
Metal casements are shot-blasted (for this critical treatment we have used the same Berkshire-based company for the last 25 years) then weld repaired and coated with our own five-stage paint scheme.They are re-fitted using rustless fixings (always slot-head screws!) and lime-mortar carefully matching existing stonework.