Sometimes we find that the Lead has become distressed only in one area , usually
( because it bears the weight ).
In these cases we can repair just this section , and rejoin it to the main body
of the Window .
When we get a Panel back to the Studio , the first part of the process is to remove
the Lead from the Glass , this is sometimes quite a skilled job as care must be taken
not to damage the Glass further.
Attention must be paid to the arrangement of the pieces , as we have no template
to indicate which piece goes where .
The fragments of the broken sections are assembled to use as a guide, from which
we will cut a new piece of Glass directly over the top .
If only a few fragments remain , or they are entirely missing , then corresponding
pieces may be used as a template . This approach is best suited to geometrical designs.
Once all the Glass is cut , then the whole panel will be leaded together in the traditional
Hopefully the new Glass Panel will be the same size as the old one !
We have seen in our time some terrible repair attempts , not even delaying the inevitable
It is worth bearing in mind that the longer a damaged Glass Panel is left , it runs
the risk of further damage , possibly costing you even more .
Once the Leads have buckled they will only get worse . If the Windows are in the
front Door , they may also be a security risk . Often Property owner’s refrain from
having these necessary repairs undertaken , due to perceived high cost , through
us, this is not the case .
At Birkdale Stained Glass
We will endeavour to match the colour , texture and shade of the Glass to your original
as faithfully as possible .
We stock a range of old pieces of Glass , so are quite confident that we will be
able to make a repair that will go un noticed , even by the most critical of eyes
Also there is available commercially a large selection of Glass that is manufactured
to match old styles of float Glass .