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THE IMPORTANCE OF TRADITION

By Vicky Alley I began my joinery journey a little later in life than is considered usual. I discovered a love for woodwork whilst up-cycling furniture and decided to go to college to do a joinery diploma at age 38….

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Wooden flannels and slips

Wooden flannels and slips, repairs on a wooden window frame.

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Removal of Collins windows

After the removal of the old windows and prior to the installation of the new replacements the cills in part needed to be replaced. It is usually the external component of the cill that needs to be replaced as this…

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Herbert Collins – Architect

Herbert Collins 1885-1975 was a British architect.He designed many suburban developments in Southampton primarily but not exclusively around the Highfield and Basset Green area of Southampton.Distinctive in their design and built during the 1920s and 1930s. Today their uniqueness is…

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A conservatory worth saving

This conservatory was worth saving a replacement would cost at least 5 times more than the renovation work that I carried out. It was saved just in time,another winter would have seen it rot beyond repair. The basic skeleton was…

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16th Century windows

Its nice to come accross such delights. The customer asked for a survey of these windows and I was suprissed at their condition some areas require a bit of attention particulary on the Oriel window which has a established mini…

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A stained glass window in Southampton.

A particularly tricky project with possible issues arising from the stained glass segments falling out or worse still breaking. The stained glass itself is in a very ‘tired’ condition with the lead cames shot and the cement between the cames…

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Yorkshire lights

This example required new shoes -the sliding windows run along Oak or metal runners fixed to the cill and housed in a rebate cut to the underside of the bottom rail, known as a plough groove

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An opener extensively damaged by wet rot.

A wooden window damaged by wet rot and how it was repaired

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New lease of life for a neglected window

What we did to renovate an old wood frame window in Southampton

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