In addition to new commission and restoration stained glass, we offer the following services;
The Traditional Solution
Fabricated to any shape in corrosion free stainless steel. Powder coated black for the best possible finish and securely fitted with 100% corrosion free discrete fixings to produce a traditional protection solution offering the highest performance and indefinite longevity.
The Invisable Solution
Our optically clear and extremely strong 6mm thick polycarbonate window protection is UV stabilised on both sides meaning it will not discolour or deteriorate giving it unparalleled longevity properties. We can cut to any shape and always fit with secure and discrete 100% corrosion free fixings. Unlike wire grills, polycarbonate is invisible when viewed through a window making it the preferred solution for many applications today.
Effective cleaning carried out with skill and sensitivity
We offer internal and external conservation cleaning services of stained glass and historic leaded windows using a continuous vacuum water collection system and English heritage approved methods and products including VULPEX® soap.
Windows which have not been cleaned for some time benefit enormously from conservation cleaning. They are transformed by removing dirt and grime to significantly increase light transmission, allowing windows to truly shine again. We can also provide all necessary tower access.
The world famous Marc Chagall window pictured here was professionally cleaned by us in 2015
Traditionally Made, Listed Building Appropriate Glass Supply
P1 CYLINDER GLASS
We are a supplier of clear cylinder glass. Still made today in Poland using traditional methods, this cylinder glass is English Heritage approved for use in grade one and two listed buildings. The sheets vary in size but are 900mm square on average. We can provide full sheets or cut sizes. P1 is the smoother more subtle variant and the one to select for most window applications.
R1 CYLINDER GLASS
R1 is the variant with more movement and obvious distortions. In Making both P1 and R1, the glass is gathered on the end of a pipe and placed on a block of hollowed-out wood. The glass is blown and then reheated. The blower swings the glass “pipe” in a vertical plane until it is elongated into a cylinder. The cylinder is then split down lengthways. The split glass is then reheated and flattened on a smooth stone and then annealed.