The restoration of this arts & crafts house involved creating glass to match the original remaining lead lights for windows and vestibule doors to keep the continuity of design through the hallway. Large spun roundels were sourced from English Antique Glass to replicate the original glazing.
When Pontllanfraith Comprehensive School amalgamated with Oakdale Comprehensive forming the newly built Islwyn High School the stained glass window of St Francis from the library in the old school was saved and restored by us and put into a light box in the new school.
Ryan Stained Glass has been involved with the care and repair of the flat iron casement windows at St John's House in Bridgend. Re glazing of the lead light panels was needed and some in situ repairs were required using restoration glass.
This project involved the removal of the two lights while a new mullion was made by the stone masons. The panels were badly bowed with pieces almost falling out and needed rebuilding with repairs to cracked pieces in the borders.
The glass was very gently cleaned removing old mortar and render splashes. The profile of the lead was matched to the original and the original wrought iron tie bars stripped back, repainted and re used. The glass was installed in conjunction with the stonemasons reinstating the mullion.
The top panel in this beautiful door was the only original panel left and was in a poor state of repair. The project was to restore the door to it's former glory by repairing the original panel and making two new panels to match.
New pieces were made recreating the original using traditional kiln fired paints and stains. Matching rolled and antique glass was sourced as close as possible to the original. This also led to the vestibule doors being restored where there was only the top panels remaining.