Leaded and stained glass window repairs

Window repairs with leaded glass edge.

An example of the service we offer in Southampton
repairing leaded windows

Leaded/ stained glass window repairs.
The method of making leaded or stained glass has changed little since its inception in the early part of the 11th century.
although technique and materials have advanced its nice to know that the basics remain the same today as they were applied back in the 1100s.

Old leaded window in need of repair

A common problem I encounter when removing the leaded glass from rotten windows is that the lead solder joints break or the edge came breaks as the putty is removed.
A came is the lead between each piece of glass.
Also I do come across some lead glass windows, particularly older examples where the lead came edging has perished.
Other issues encountered can be leaking lead joints and sagging lead came.
The lead glass shown here had broken joints and perished edging. Rather than taking the whole piece to bits and starting again – which is a time consuming job; tacking the broken joints and re-seating the glass with paste to prevent leaks and building up the areas of edge that have perished takes less time and results in a satisfactory repair.

Published by southamptoncarpenter

Traditional standards. Traditional tradesman. Traditional service. I have been a carpenter for over 40 years, 5 year apprenticeship as a boat builder, 2 years as a wood machinist, then a spell repairing furniture and manufacturing reproduction antique clocks. I spent a further 15 years working in a therapeutic environment passing on my skills, before setting myself up as a self-employed carpenter/joiner. As you will appreciate, I undertake a wide range of projects, so scrolling through the site map may well direct you to past work that may be similar to your requirements. The preferred way to contact me is by using the contact page on this site. However you can always ring me during normal working hours. Lead times vary depending on the time of year; small jobs I can often do promptly. I cover Southampton and I am also happy to visit Winchester and Salisbury areas, but a small fee will be charged.

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