Posts by Adrian

Double vandals – new glass required

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 in Conservation, Current projects, Maintenance, New stained glass, Uncategorized

Double vandals – new glass required

St Giles Church in Holme has had some unwelcome visitors in the form of vandals who forced entry to the church. As you will see from this the first visit was through the right hand window. Unbelievably just a few days later they destroyed the window next to it when they returned a second time. The damage was extensive but luckily did not affect the cinquefoil headers which were untouched and a pair of new rectangular leaded lights were required, The old glass was salvaged and replaced in the same position during the build The new glass in indistinguishable from the old and gives the...

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Etched glass Cambridge

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in Conservation, Current projects, Maintenance, New stained glass, Restoration

Etched glass Cambridge

A project to restore an etched glass window in Cambridge in now complete This was part of a package of work for Coulson Building Group  and followed on directly from the Hughes Hall contract Kenmare House was the home of Cambridge University Estate Management until acquisition by Pembroke College who have acquired the associated site all the way down Mill Lane. The main staircase featured a large sash window with the upper half retaining a few pieces of original etched glass border which is highly intricate The lower sash was fitted with ugly Flemish obscured glass which really detracted...

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New Malden new Stained Glass

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Conservation, Current projects, Maintenance, New stained glass, Uncategorized

New Malden new Stained Glass

Working for the first time New Malden I have been creating new Stained Glass to exactly match that which featured in the house originally Here was where I started – the original door lost and the need to rebuild the sidelight and restore the top light Dukes Avenue has a good number of houses which have retained their glass and next door were king enough to allow a rubbing to be made of their door glass to get the scale and layout correct Glass types and colours were selected and approved to recreate as before where the coloured glass is suriunded by a Victorian ‘muffle’...

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Stained Glass refresh for Hughes Hall Cambridge

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Conservation, Current projects, Gallery, Maintenance, Restoration, Uncategorized

Stained Glass refresh for Hughes Hall Cambridge

The long hot summer of 2018 featured a stained glass refresh for Hughes Hall Cambridge working for main contractor Coulson Building Group The work focused on the Margaret Wileman Building named after (19 July 1908 – 12 August 2014) was a British academic administrator, lecturer in education, and teacher. From 1953 to 1973, she was Principal of Hughes Hall, Cambridge, and a lecturer in education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. This is the building in colder times   The leaded lights feature fluted glass in lightweight cames requiring very careful...

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Stained Glass in Saffron Walden

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Conservation, Current projects, Gallery, Maintenance, Restoration, Uncategorized

Stained Glass in Saffron Walden

The Cross Keys needed stained glass repairs in Saffron Walden A challenging repair because I did not want to change the whole leaded light as the top portion was entirely sound. The bottom had been pushed out by diners in the restaurant leaning on the glass – the above picture has the bottom two rows of glass quarries inserted into the existing window. The Cross Keys has recently been crownd the overall winner of the Channel 4 programme Four in a Bed The show involves four B&B owners taking turns staying at each other’s hotels, requiring them to inspect the rooms and sample the...

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