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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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Circular windows

A opportunity arose for me to undertake some circular work. The window in question had been re-glazed approximately 10years ago. Unfortunately the glazier did not measure the bend correctly and had to fit the glass ‘off centre of the bend’….

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Window cill replacement

This started as a small area of rot in one of the corners. But once I started It became apparent that the whole cill had perished. The exterior walls had been rendered and the interior walls plastered after the window…

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Sash window rescue

About ten years ago these two sash windows had double glazed units fitted after the original glass had been removed. Because the original rebates that the old glass sat in was not deep enough, the contractor machined them so that…

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Scarfing in

An area of wet rot to a 1930s window appears to be the result of either water ingress past the putty or insufficient primer used when painting a previous repair. As you can see I  made  a cut out of…

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Balanced or Lifting Shutters

  The cords had broken on these shutters, and I could not locate the pockets to access the weights in order to re-cord them. I had to refer to a publication by George Ellis titled ‘Modern Practical Joinery’, printed in…

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New for old: Replacing Window Frames

The wooden frames to this turn of the 20th century property were in a remarkable condition, the owner had records going back to 1930 showing a schedule of maintenance, the house had been in the family since it was built! however…

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Porch in Southampton

This particular porch is in good condition apart from the corner post and cill. The rotten timber was cut out and a hard wood replacement offered up and glued in place, Merranti was used for the post and the cill,…

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