Restoration & Repair Information
Mike also repairs stained glass windows and panels (known as leaded lights) If you wish to view some repairs already completed CLICK HERE.
A panel which is expossed to the elements will deteriorate over time (the lead splits at the joints and the lead will oxidise and go soft) this may mean that the glass pieces fall out and crack due to the panel bowing. The panel will eventually look a mess and many people decide to get rid of the window or door panel and replace with a double glazed unit with - I don't even like typing this - stick on lead and coloured acetate sheet!!
Fortunately there is a man at hand who can help - get in touch with me and I will arrange to call round and give you advice regarding the best way to proceed.
Depending on the damage the following options may be appropriate:
- Repair the damage without removing the panel.
- Remove the panel and repair on site.
- Remove the panel and repair in my studio.
- Replace the panel with a new panel which matches the original design.
When repairing a stained glass panel I match the original glass as closely as possible and will always discuss any matching problems with the client first. When the repair is finished you will as they say "not be able to see the join". In most cases it will look as good as new.