Our experienced glass artists expertly restore and rejuvenate stained glass windows back to their former glory. 

Our experience and expertise and on-going development has resulted in our team being involved in conservation and restoration on behalf of numerous clients including large scale contracts for the National Trust, English Heritage, The Crown Estate, The Churches Conservation Trust, The Church Buildings Council, Church of England and Roman Catholic Diocese, Historic Royal Palaces, National Museums and Private Collections.

Plain Glazing Restorations

Float glass, as developed post WWII is not an option when carrying out conservation/restoration of buildings of all periods before that time. We are all familiar with the gentle undulations and distortions, bubbles and other imperfections of glasses from the past.

We investigate and research glasses for suitability for replacements where necessary. A solution could be kiln fired distorted panes or restorations glasses as required. Consultations are carried with clients and Architects to achieve sympathetic solutions for glazing of historic buildings.

Domestic leaded light manufacture and repair

Our studio is situated in an area in close proximity to buildings of the late Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. We design manufacture and restore leaded glass of these periods. These styles lend themselves to the use of an abundance of mouth blown and machine rolled contemporary glasses produced in the UK, Europe and the USA. This work gives us the opportunity to make use of our large range of coloured glass stock, which has built up over many years.

Isothermal Glazing

Leaded glass whether painted or unpainted over time will have deteriorated to some degree. The most common cause being environmental damage both to the external and internal surfaces. To elevate the degradation to the leaded glass panels it is widely agreed the glass must be kept dry; moisture (internal condensation and external weather conditions) being the catalyst for degradation and therefore protection is required. It is necessary to transfer the glass panels into “museum conditions” i.e. create an equal temperature environment (Isothermal).

An example of this system is the removal of a leaded glass panel from its glazing groove in the stonework within an ancient building. The panel is then fitted within a manganese bronze frame and refitted on to the stonework, ventilated to create an airflow and thus creating the dry environment required to prevent moisture. The original glazing position is fitted with suitably sympathetic glazing (clear) pattern leaded or unleaded.