There are many stages in restoring leadlight panels. First we take the old panel apart removing the lead, following that we draw up the original design. Then begin the process of cutting new pieces and salvaging the old. Once all the pieces are ready we put together the gig-saw puzzle by leading and soldering the panel together. Finally we putty and polish the panel good as new and ready for installation. Leadlight is a hand crafted art, and at Ageless we take pride in our work.
Quite often door panels will start to deteriorate whilst the rest of the door surround is in good condition. The challenge with a door repair like this is to find matching glass which will fit in with the original design. This door panel was fully restored, and glass was found to match as close as possible to the surround. Door panels often need repair or restoration to cope with constant movement. Spring steal reinforcing was added to the panel to to ensure it remains strong for years to come.
This old girl came in for repairs, in need of a full restoration. In the studio it was re-leaded, glass was sourced to match broken pieces, finally it was puttied and polished, it certainly is shining now. Much thanks to David who worked on this project with us to bring it back to life again. No longer a ship wreck, it is now ready to sail again.
These twelve windows may have been small, but they do big things to these sash windows. As you can see from the pictures this classic home is in the process of restoration, and its new window highlights are now right at home and will be for many years to come. One of the things we love to see at Ageless is people restoring beautiful homes and capturing our great Victorian architectural history.
Wow, what a difference, such warmth added to this entry way with just a splash of colour. At Ageless we love a great restoration challenge, but we also really enjoy creating new works for clients whom have decided to commission a new leadlight for their home.
What a great please to repair this stained glass and copper foil mirror for our client. This mirror was lovingly made by a grandmother for her grandchildren. It has been cherished for many years and now being passed onto the youngest grandchild with a small repair it will live on for many more years.
Many older homes in need of restoration are also home to leadlight panels in need of love and repair. As you can see from these before an after pictures, restoring these broken sash windows has brought them back to life and they are as good as new. If you are lucky enough to be part of a home restoration you will know the satisfaction of seeing each piece restored to its original glory.