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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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Major rebuild of a bay window.

This bay required extensive refurbishment. Cutting out of most of the bottom 20% , new windows, removal and repair of all the leaded glass before re-fitting. and the introduction of secondary glazing into the leaded windows – the lead came…

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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…

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Repairing leaded windows in Southampton

An inevitable problem when removing leaded glass from a rotten window is that the solder can break at the joints and/or the edge came breaks away. Generally the longer the glass has been in place the more likely this will…

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Oak Slips in Southampton

Often it is the case that the mitre joint on a cill opens up. This happens a result of shrinkage usually after a prolonged spell of dry weather. The joint will remain open and this will allow moisture to penetrate…

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