Leaded Windows repairs

This was a challenging project. The leaded windows had extensive rot to the bottom rail and both the left and right hand stiles. New windows were made.
Because of the long term exposure to high moisture laden timber frames the lead cames around the edge of the glass had deteriorated and fell apart when they were removed. New edge came had to be soldered and each piece of glass recemented as these were leaking.
On top of that the bottom 20% of the actual frames and all the cills were very rotten. I did at one point question if I had taken on too much!
10 days later I stood back and felt pleased with the outcome. All in all this still worked out cheaper than replacement.
So this character property in Bitterne – Southampton built in 1912 managed to keep its original windows.

  

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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