An Edwardian panel such as this example with cracked and broken pieces can be restored to an almost new condition. An accurate tracing of the panel is made to provide a template and guide for re-assembling. The damaged areas were thencarefully dismantled and cleaned and the resulting 'jigsaw' re-assembled with new lead, matching glass, then the whole panel cleaned, cemented and polished, good for another 100 years.
cost of restoration is the same as for a new window, minus the design
fee. The removal and restoration must be done very carefully to avoid
further damage to a fragile panel, and is often a slow process. Removed
glass pieces must be cleaned of any old cement before they can be replaced,
and with years of grime removed the colours will appear more vibrant,
and with restored leadwork, the panel will be far stronger.
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