Project: Hunstanworth Parish Church. Type: Conservation.

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The removal of the stained glass was a slow process as the windows had been pointed in hard Portland Cement,  so we opted for cutting this material with oscillating diamond saws. This ensured that no damage was done to the painted glass. This pointing had also contributed to the windows poor state of health as it had held hard to the lead and pulled the lead ogg the glass in places as the windows bowed dramatically.

 

We were in constant contact with the church architect who agreed to our proposal for Isothermal Glazing. This would ensure no condensation would form on the stained glass and reduce the conditions for algae to grow on the glass. It also allower us to flatten the panels and repair the lead matrix rather than re-leading. The improved conditions would also impede further degradation of the green glass that was failing.

 

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