The process is as follows.
We carefully remove your original stained glass and temporarily board up your existing windows (usually timber) to maintain your home’s security whilst we take the original glass away to be worked on.
We then carefully clean and restore the glass to it’s vibrant best. It’s always the case that the new window will be a different size to the original glass – this is because the new upvc frames will normally be larger than the original slimmer timber frames. Therefore we carefully replace the segments around the edges of the glass with the correct sized border to ensure a perfect size. As you can imagine – this is painstaking, intricate work.
The original lead joins are often very poor as they and have become weak over time – so we take the time to re-solder the original lead joints as well so that your new unit is structurally sound.
Once the new stained glass layer is re-worked we then sandwich it between two clear pieces of glass which means we are then able to glaze it in to our new UPVC windows.