Conservation. We have over 20 years of experience in restoring stained glass.

From initial inspections full conservation reports are produced with the highest quality digital photography printed on archive paper with pigment inks. Our reports have been successful in our clients receiving grant aid from several bodies for their projects including; The Worshipful Company of Glaziers Trust, Northumbria Historic Churches, English Heritage and others. We recommend all Church of England projects use our reports for faculty applications.

Every stage of the conservation process is fully documented and copies provided for the client for archive purposes. We use the most up to date technology including needle air abrasive cleaning, Isothermal protective glazing systems and site specific tools.

While we have the capabilities to create replicas of lost glass, broken glass can be conserved by resin edged bonding. Moulds are carefully made and the pieces stuck back together. Small holes can be gradually filled up and even tinted to match the glass colour.

This can be a slow process as the curing time is about seven days for each stage. Moulded back plates in thin glass are then sealed to the conserved pieces with a reversible adhesive. Thus a valuable piece of heritage is preserved for posterity.

Our highly trained staff is monitored by Chris Chesney ACR and has both the knowledge, judgement and ethical base to ensure a first class outcome to all tasks.

We adhere strictly to The CVMA Guidelines for the Conservation of Stained Glass and firmly believe that the principal “As much as is necessary but as little as possible” is the basis for good conservation.