Stained Glass Repair in Chorlton
Using years of industry experience, our team here at Starlight Stained Glass specialise in the design, repair and restoration of stained glass. We work closely with each and every client in the Chorlton area to find out your requirements and create something unique for your home.
Our team can also provide glazing and stained glass repair for any windows or panels which have become damaged over time.
For more details about the stained glass repairs and design work we provide in Chorlton, please call us on 0161 480 6955.
What We Can Do
With a full glazing repair service available, we will always be able to help you. Whether you are missing a large or small piece of coloured glass, we can work with both full panels and windows in Chorlton. Our team will work closely with you to assess the situation and create a plan of action to ensure that any stained glass repair is carried out to the highest of standards.
Once we have seen the repair that needs to take place, we can start work. Any work we do will be carried out on-site in most cases. However, some repairs may need to be done elsewhere. If this is the case then we will remove the damaged area so that we can carry out the work necessary. Any glass removed will be replaced with temporary glazing to ensure that you have full security.
Is Leaded Light Different?
In basic terms, leaded light is not massively different. Both stained glass and leaded light use small pieces of coloured glass to create a window or pane. This glass will be either sandblasted or etched and lead is used to hold everything together.
The biggest difference comes from how they are made and used. You can only refer to glass as stained if it has had either stain or paint applied to alter the colour during the production process.
Leaded lights can also be used for more than just windows. In fact, you can use these for interior glass panels, cupboard doors and more. They are more versatile and create a fantastic effect for any home.
Replacement or Restoration?
When it comes to restoration of coloured glass, there are different opinions on how this should be done. Usually this comes down to two key differences – whether cracked glass should be repaired or replaced and whether you should replace it with glass of a similar age.
There are a few things to take into consideration. If something has bee repaired already before, then you need to think about whether it is worth doing this again or going forward with replacement.
You should also think about whether replacing a small piece will impact the overall design. If you are using somebody different to the original artist, it may not be possible to recreate the design. In this case, replacement may be a better option.
Our team ensure that any stained glass repair or restoration maintains the original design where possible. We will be able to advise you on the best approach and work within your budget to provide a solution.
It is important to note that we do not provide a service to restore window frames. This is because a timber specialist is the best option to carry this work out. We can however work with you to remove any glass that is damaged and repair this temporarily with alternative glazing.
Contact Us in Chorlton
Whether you need help with a stained glass repair or are looking for brand new design work, our team are there to help you in Chorlton. To find out more, please call us on 0161 480 6955 or fill in our contact form.
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