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Removing a stained glass window

How to remove a stained glass window from an old frame? To take out a piece of glass without breaking it soften the putty with paint stripper This putty was hard it was installed in 1937 so i had to…

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Secondary glazing

Secondary glazing manufactured and fitted to a timber bay window. This format of secondary glazing is common in Europe. Essentially, a second window is fitted into the reveal. The secondary windows open inwards so the original bay window remains intact with…

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Repairing a rotted window

These images show the process of repairing a rotted corner in an otherwise sound hardwood window frame. This rot occurred almost certainly due to the failure of the rubber draught seal that is fitted to this type of window. Over time, the…

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Repairs to a bay window

These pictures show repairs to a bay window: replacing the cill, machining out the rotten timber on the bottom rail and the stile to a fixed window, and fitting timber cheeks.

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Window Cill Repairs

This shows a repair to the corner of a window cill that had been chewed by a previous owner’s dog, showing the method of routing out the damaged piece and the finished repair.

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Refurbishment of a fan light in Southampton

This is the refurbishment of a fan light (the glazing above a door). This particular fan light had rotted because of the failure of the putty, which is a common cause of rot in timber frames and widows. It is important…

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Replacement Window

This is the replacement of window, by beading and scarfing-in replacement cills on the corner section of a hardwood conservatory. The beading was machined from stock wood because the exact moulding was not available off the shelf.

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Conservatory Roof Repairs

This was a recent repair to a conservatory roof, undertaken without taking the polycarbonate roof off, using 45 degree scarfing joints and finishing in white gloss.

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Old Window Frame Repairs

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Arched Window Repairs

This is a window I repaired on a Victorian house near Southampton.  

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