Repair & Restoration
Retaining as much of the original glass as possible, we replace,
re-lead and rebuild panels. Etched, stained deforms, bullion, patterned
and textured glasses are all matched or remade to match the original
window or panel.
Over the years Sugarloaf has restored many windows,
and we understand the importance of matching textures and colours. It
is also important to retain as much of the old glass as possible – for
even clear glass is very different today.
Depending on how bad the window has become, we can
replace one piece of glass or rebuild the whole window. In the latter
case, the panel is removed from the frame and taken apart in much the same
way a jigsaw is undone. The glass is cleaned removing all the old putty
and years of dirt and grime, any broken or lose glass is sourced and cut
to shape then the window is reassembled in the same matter in which they
have been built for hundreds of years. Finally
it is reinstalled in the frame, to face the challenges of survival
for another hundred years or so.
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