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Where to go for stained glass repairs?

October 4, 2010

Stained glass - A unique and valuable asset

A typical Victorian panel

Stained glass is a unique and valuable feature of an older style property. It brings at once both colour and art into the home and tells us that we live in a special place, designed and built with care.

The repair of stained glass is a specialist trade and we are lucky in North London to have several good craftsmen ready to repair these valuable works of art.

I often find stained glass in a sorry state with pieces of glass cracked or missing and sometimes the entire panel literatally falling out of the casement.

However, these common types of disrepair are not normally a problem, assuming early intervention. Timely repairs by a specialist can give the stained glass panel a completely new lease of life. In my opinion this is money well spent.

An original piece of Muranese glass

A repaired stained glass panel

A stained glass specialist I have used and would recommend is The Stained Glass Works at 188 Archway Road, London N6 5BB;  www.thestainedglassworks.co.uk. Kelvin Bennis can repair existing stained glass or make new stained glass copied from neighbours’ originals.

Moreover, Kelvin has a selection of original pieces of glass including the very common Muranese which is often found within the design of Victorian and Edwardian stained glass.

I believe the use of original glass is preferable in creating a more authentic repair.

Kelvin's workshop on the Archway Road

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