Conservation Work

Breedon on the Hill

Breedon on the Hill Leicestershire

 

King Solomon

King Solomon Lichfield Cathedral

 

C.E. Kempe

Ripple Worcestershire

 

Edward Burne-Jones

Edward Burne-Jones Hoarwithy

 

Norbury Manor

Norbury Manor Derbyshire

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Before and AfterThe conservation process of a window begins with its careful extraction and the making safe and weather-proof of the resulting empty aperture.

Once back at the workshop, the window condition is assessed, a rubbing taken, and the pieces of glass carefully stripped of the old lead and cleaned (method depending on the presence of paint and its condition).

Broken pieces are conserved if possible using a resin bonding agent and missing pieces are painstakingly matched to integrate with the originals.

The glass fragments are re-glazed using new lead calme and the panel soldered and made waterproof. The window is re-installed using the appropriate lime mortar (for installation into stone or brick) to hopefully see out another century or so.