Restoration

Transform your broken stained glass window
to its former glory.

 We take the guesswork out of your hands.
Through a historic audit of your window, we can source glass and reconstruct designs that fit the time period you require.

Historical Research

With decades of experience in the industry, we conduct research to deliver the most historically appropriate restoration.

Quality Materials

We work closely with our suppliers to find the best and most cost-effective materials for each restoration project.

Revive History

We're here to restore stained glass to its former glory. Our passion for history in stained glass gives life back to your old stained glass windows.

How we work

Each of our restoration projects are very unique and we offer flexibility to all of our customers. None the less these steps are what you can expect.

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Obligation free advice

Let us know your problem in detail and we will better know how to help you.

2

On site survey/work

We will visit you to either repair on site or to remove your window for repair.

3

Repair and cleaning

This process could take between 2 to 8 weeks depending on the scale and complexity.

4

Installation

We will deliver your repaired stained glass and install it, using the required materials to secure it in the opening.

Camperdown House restoration.

We were contracted by the team at Camperdown House to restore all of the windows that made up the cupula (dome shaped roof). Due to the unique shape of the window openings, we created a full risk assessment before work commenced. We then carefully extracted all panels and transported them back to our stained glass studio. We made sure to save as much as the original artwork as possible and worked hard to replicate the broken pieces. As you can see in the before and after pictures, it's truly amazing what some TLC can do to stained glass.

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Some insights to our process

On-site Excavation

We have experienced many difficult situations during our time in the industry, which is why we can quickly and effectively resolve any problems that arise. If needed, we will compile a detailed and comprehensive Risk Assessment for our works. We take all steps to ensure that the surrounding structure is not put under any undue stress or pressure.

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Repair & Cleaning

We treat every surface we touch with care because historic windows deserve that respect. We take extra steps to make our cleaning products safe for your artwork and do most of the work off-site. However, we can advise you on particular occasions where we think an on-site repair and cleaning is required.

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Artwork Analysis & Reconstruction

A big part of our process, especially for severely damaged windows is in the analysis of the artwork. We have extensive experience in the reconstruction of broken pieces belonging to many historic periods, this allows us to accurately replicate the style needed.

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Paintwork & Material Testing

It is often tricky to replicate the work of stained glass, especially when different materials were used decades before. Several glass types are no longer available and discontinued from production. This requires us to conduct paint and material testing, so that we can match the colour, style and texture of historic windows.

TESTIMONIALS

What our customers say

Stained Glass Restoration Fife

This panel was one of four nursery rhymes that hung in a bay window. It has been in the back of a cupboard for over 20 years. We are so pleased to have found Keith, such a skilled craftsman and a local business man, who has brought "Mary" to life again. We are all absolutely delighted to have her in our window where she belongs. Thank you Keith & Heather.

Jan
Residential Window
Stained Glass Design Perth

The colours are vibrant, rich and with a clarity depending on the outside light – even so they are calming and quiet. Over the years I have used the windows to offer men the possibility of a journey into an inner world. The “What does this image say to you question is answered , more often than not in a profound manner and it is a privilege to be part of that reflection. Despite the lack of religious imagery these windows still ’ pierce the darkness’ and because of that are deeply understood. By men of all faiths and none.

Deirdre Yellowlees - Perth Prison Chaplain
Public Window
Stained Glass Window Protection - Dundee

Thank you for the restoration work that was carried out on our war memorial window. There have been many positive comments by members of the congregation about how vibrant the restored window looks. Furthermore, the careful way that you set about the work, your skilful craftsmanship, cheerful manner and co-operation with the property committee and myself was much appreciated.

Rev Dr Andrew Gardner
Interim Minister
Barhill Saint Margaret's Church
Broughty Ferry
Church Window
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frequently asked question

What our customers commonly ask

Can damaged stained glass be repaired without removal?

Provided the panel is accessible and in otherwise good condition, a small number of cracked pieces may sometimes be replaced in-situ, although the manipulation of the lead may be visible. If the lead has been bent or stretched out of shape, then the panel may need to be completely rebuilt.

My stained-glass window is bowed and deformed will it have to be replaced or can it be saved?

Your window can be saved, although it would mean its complete removal. It would then be stripped down leaving only the glass sections and completely rebuilt before being reinstalled.

Will stained-glass repairs be noticeable?

We will try to match the new glass to the existing as closely as possible, however, a precise match may not be possible in texture or colour. You can see an example of this on our restoration page. The new lead may have a slightly different profile to the original, and will have a more uniform satin black finish, different to the finish of the old lead.  If there are one or two minor cracks in an otherwise perfect panel that is well fitted, then leaving them alone would be our recommendation.

How much does it cost to make a stained glass design?

The cost of making a stained glass window depends on the size and complexity of your project. The larger the project, the more materials you'll need and the longer it will take to complete. However, we can provide a range of prices based on typical projects. As an example, we offer a range of prices for making stained glass designs for vestibule doors and other large projects for churches. Our most basic designs possibly start at around 350 for small door windows, and our most complex are priced up to 5000 or more. Again this is just an estimation, please call us for a free consultation to get a better idea on price.

Can you tell me how to seal my leaded glass window?

We can certainly give you free advice on how to seal any broken lead in your stained glass window, if it is a small crack then some simple materials and tools can do the trick. However, if there is extensive damage then we would suggest a full repair, and depending on how precious your window is to you we would also advise window protection.

Is there a difference between Leaded Glass and Stained Glass?

Most of the time “leaded glass” and “stained glass” are used interchangeably. The term leaded glass is a blanket term used for all windows that comprise of several pieces of glass which are held together by lead cames and putty. The term stained glass would imply that coloured glass is used in the window structure.