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 also still being made in Blenko in the USA.

This process of making cylinder glass has survived because there is still great demand and is used in churches and cathedrals, in commercial and domestic applications, and for restoration

The grade two listed house in the High Street has the leaded lights to the rear and an interesting history:

Late C16 timber frame, remodelled late C17, exterior restored late C19. Painted, 3 gable, brick front with steep old tile roof. Cusped bargeboards. Central chimneystack of 4 square shafts and triple C17 stack of octagonal shafts on S. Two and a half storeys. 5 window street front has twinned casements and sashes on Ground and 1st floor, and 1-light casements in attic. Central, 6-panel door with ornamental hood. Bands between floors. Interior has very good late C17 newel oak staircase in original well at rear centre of house. Large late Tudor brick fireplace with beam and chamfered arch in centre Ground floor. 2 late C17 mullioned windows on N rear side.