There are many steps to restoring old panels. To see good results, first we need to dis- assemble and clean the glass and colour match where possible. This porthole was completely re-leaded and then soldered. The final polish makes all the difference and as you can see from the picture is was worth all the work. It was our final installation for 2020. Many more to come in the weeks ahead.
Although most of Ageless’ commission are restorations, we still are lucky enough to have the fun of creating new work for clients homes. We have been very happy to receive much work in 2020, installed last last year this is a bright new design with classic colours found its new home with great results.
Creating a new design in consultation with our clients is always a pleasure, this window was no exception. With a splash of colour and texture this little gem brings light to the corner of this home. Such a nice design Michael could not resist being in the photo. Thanks Helen for the photo and the great review.
“Thank you so much for my fabulous window. I am so happy with the way we worked together with my design It is exactly the way I wanted it to be. Helen“
This door way has been on quite a journey, as you can see from the image there had been some indecision as to the direction this door surround might take. Ageless were commissioned to create three panels to match the existing sidelight. This involved drawing up new panels, matching glass and creating work to fit the space. It was a satisfying to work through the journey of this entry way and see it completed.
We have been very grateful to receive so many commissions over the past few months. This door panel was made to complete the existing set in our clients entryway. One of the challenges in creating windows to match existing panels is matching colours to blend in with the old design. Here it is installed and ready to be enjoyed for years to come.
A full restoration was required for this door panel. As you can see from the pictures the original panel was soaked and the glass was fully cleaned and removed from the old lead. The piece was then fully leaded and assembled, soldered and finally puttied and polished ready for installation. Shiny and new, easy as 1, 2, 3.
Dimond panels are one of the most effective ways to add a touch of timeless beauty to any window or sash. However this unfortunate sash set looked slightly odd with its left and right windows hung the wrong way. In need of replacement this set were measured and recreated. This diamonds are now dazzling and a great investment of timeless beauty.
We had a great time showcasing this restoration in our studio, from the cleaning process right though to puttying it was a fun project to work on and share a little of the magic that happens in a the work of a restoration. As you can see from the images the before and after is quite significant. A large part of restoration is cleaning and matching the antique glass, with a little more time in iso Mick has been sorting through our salvaged antique glass and with much patience found glass to fit this window. This stunning yet simple design catches the light and we see the hint of the world outside, in a dim time it nice to remember beauty and simplicity exist and still touch our lives.