Monday, 16 March 2015

Stained glass house number – Streatham, SW16

Stained glass house number Streatham
This design is based on the original pattern used in this road, but using one of our permanent flashed glass number, where the numerals aren't simply painted onto the surface of the glass.  There are other examples of this type of stained glass numbers and lettering.  The coloured glass is mostly English Muffle.

Fitted January 2015

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Stained glass house number fanlight – ‘Ealing Rose’

Stained glass with house numberModeled on the pattern of the ersatz stained glass triple glazed ‘ealing rose’ units that are around, this is a traditionally made panel with number.   The number isn’t simply painted - its made from white flashed glass - clear glass with a very thin layer of white opal glass fused onto one side when it was made. The white flash is then sandblasted away to form the actual numerals, and then filled with a permanent black resin.

Fitted Jan 2015

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Herne Hill stained glass repairs

One of the 2 leaded glass door panel was damaged, necessitating removal and rebuild with new lead, replacing the broken glass.  This material is no longer made (it’s a version of the ‘artic’ pattern but on a smaller scale), but we were able to source salvaged material that matched.

Fitted December 2014

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New leaded glass, Sydenham, SE26

This new leaded light for above a front door was based on a motif in a window elsewhere in the house.
New stained glass Sydenham SE26

Fitted August 2014

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Forest Hill, SE23 - glass restoration

One of the 2 main panels of leaded glass in this door had suffered damage, so it was removed, taken apart and rebuilt, replacing the broken glass.  Since it was not old we were able to source glass from our own stock, matching that used originally, to replace the broken pieces.

Fitted November 2014

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East Dulwich - Stained glass restoration

This panel had sustained some damage towards the centre with a couple of cracked pieces.  It was otherwise in fair condition, it had been installed such that there was a risk of further damage (to the panel and the surrounding parts of the door) if it had been removed for repair.  We were able to effect some in-situ patching in of replacement pieces - this is not always possible, and its more often the case that the panel needs to be removed for restoration.

Work carried out in November 2014

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1930s stained glass restoration, South London

This large door panel from a 1930s Wimpey house in Shooters Hill, SE18 had deteriorated with age, the glass beginning to bow and become loose in the lead, as well as having a number of broken pieces.  It was removed, taken apart, new glass cut and rebuilt with new lead, and fitted with a support bar for extra strength.
1930s stained glass

Fitted in November 2014

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