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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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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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Through the round window a hole!

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 in Current projects, Gallery, Uncategorized

Through the round window a hole!

This round door window had the unwelcome attention of a drunken reveller in Great Shelford near Cambridge This was an opportunity to create something very special to turn a disaster in to a triumph This is from the inside to give an idea of colours Another happy customer : ‘Claire is thrilled with the window and keeps showing it to all who...

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Framed….Saffron Walden’s new stained glass window.

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 in Current projects, Features, Gallery, New stained glass

Framed….Saffron Walden’s new stained glass window.

Finally framed….Saffron Walden’s new stained glass window. Way back in February I measured up for a new feature window for a house in our local town which was in the middle of a major rebuild. After all sorts of weather related delays in the rebuild it was finally ready to receive the new leaded light last week. There was a shock in store on site when I found that the window frame I had measured to fit the window had been completely stripped out with just a hole remaining. As a result my carpentry skills were employed and with a quick trip to the local building merchant for...

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Bullard & Sons original leaded window rebuilt

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 in Conservation, Current projects, Gallery, Maintenance

Bullard & Sons original leaded window rebuilt

Recently a rare Bullard & Sons original leaded sash window panel came into the workshop to be rebuilt. The panel was in a sorry state with the word ‘Stout’ almost completely lost. The entire window panel was rebuilt with new leadwork and replacement glass where the panes were cracked or lost. Once completed it has been mounted into a purpose built wooden frame allowing it to be mounted on a wall. The panel was almost certainly fitted within one of the Bullards public houses as a form of advertising. These were used just in the same way as beer mats, bottles, and...

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