Current projects

These current projects could be the restoration of old panels and panes or completely new stained glass panels.

Holme for Christmas

Posted on Dec 11, 2019 in Conservation, Current projects, Maintenance, Restoration, Uncategorized

Holme for Christmas

Holme for Christmas Sadly St Giles Church in Holme has been targeted again:   I have worked here before on the adjacent two windows – see here  Now the pressure is on to have a new leaded light built and installed before Christmas and add extra...

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Cracks appear in Much Hadham

Posted on Dec 11, 2019 in Conservation, Current projects, Maintenance, Restoration, Uncategorized

Cracks appear in Much Hadham

Cracks appear in Much Hadham leaded glass and these are simple to fix with the correct cylinder glass For these type of repairs we exclusively use P1 restoration glass from Tatra Glass Their  P1 clear cylinder glass is the default restoration glass and is suitable for sashes and Georgian leaded lights, Their glass is imported from Poland and is manufactured using the traditional method The actual technique varies from country to country. It is still manufactured in three factories in Europe – Jaslo in Poland, Lamberts in Germany and St Just in France. A small amount of cylinder glass is...

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Number is up for Eltham stained glass

Posted on Jun 18, 2019 in Conservation, Current projects, Gallery, New stained glass

Number is up for Eltham stained glass

Eltham has all the right numbers with new stained glass – built to match the exisiting leaded lights in the door and use the same English muffle glass sourced from the team at Kansa Craft The build process is here from central panel and then the outer areas of the half moon:   The existing door is in the same style: Just around the corner is Eltham Palace  and Gardens and is a unique marriage between a medieval and Tudor palace and a 1930s millionaire’s mansion. From the 14th to the 16th century it was an important royal palace, where monarchs often stayed and hunted in...

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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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