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Stained Glass Restoration in Clapham, Lewisham, Tunbridge Wells & All Surrounding Locations | Visions in Glass

While there is some overlap between stained glass repairs and stained glass restoration, the latter is also a distinct service that Visions in Glass provides clients in Clapham, Lewisham, Tunbridge Wells, and all other locations throughout the wider South East of England. If you have stained glass features that are starting to show their age, or you’ve noticed some concerning signs of damage that have till now been flying under the radar, this is the ideal response. Our team of specialists can take anything from original Victorian stained glass panels, to beleaguered contemporary encapsulated stained glass units, and totally restore them. The before and afters have the potential to be absolutely jaw dropping.

We take on stained glass restoration projects of all shapes and sizes, working on all periods and styles of panel featured anywhere from a home in Clapham, to offices in Lewisham, or a chapel in Tunbridge Wells. Since 1986, we’ve completed countless jobs and have thus truly earned our reputation as Kent, London and Surrey’s first choice stained glass specialists.

How Stained Glass Restoration Works

Each and every stained glass restoration project we take on is unique; bespoke stained glass is always a “one-of-one”, and even mass manufactured panels won’t be completely alike due to the specific character, location or extent of the damage or wear they’re suffering. That being said, our Clapham, Lewisham and Tunbridge Wells clients can expect the following process when getting in contact to arrange a restoration, whether of a single panel of Victorian stained glass, or multiple encapsulated stained glass units:

  • First, a team member will visit you to carry out an initial assessment.
  • We then use these findings to create a plan, which clearly sets out the ideal means of returning your stained glass to its previous condition.
  • Once you’ve signed off on this plan, we’ll get to work. While minor damage and wear can often be dealt with in-situ, more extensive projects or stained glass restoration targeting large panels will need to be undertaken at our workshop.
  • If the work does need to be carried out at our workshop, rest assured we’ll board up the window or provide temporary glazing to keep your property secure in the meanwhile.
  • Once work has concluded, our team will re-fit your glass to ensure perfect integration.

The Visions Approach

We always look to use as much original glass as feasibly possible during stained glass restoration, whether it’s Victorian stained glass, encapsulated stained glass, or a different form entirely that we’re working on. When we must replace panels, we go to great efforts to ensure a perfect, seamless match, drawing upon a large selection of salvaged panels including discontinued Flemish and Hammered glass. We have access to nearly every colour used in period panels, ensuring clients around Clapham, Lewisham and Tunbridge Wells receive an authentic, yet thoroughly improved feature when our talented team has finished the project.

Stained glass restoration can also see us re-glaze, strengthen with traditional saddle bars, and apply laminated/toughened glass behind the panel for durability and security. Another option we make available is incorporating panels within encapsulated stained glass units; these are unrivalled in their strength and insulating properties. Consider them a great choice if you love your Victorian stained glass, to take one example, but want to reap the benefits of modern advancements in glazing. Whatever they opt for, Clapham, Lewisham and Tunbridge Wells residents know that every aspect of stained glass restoration will be handled in-house: removal, restoration, reinstallation – the works. This makes for true peace of mind, and a stress-free service.

Freshen up aging and ailing features with Visions in Glass, first choice for stained glass restoration in Clapham, Lewisham, Tunbridge Wells and all nearby locations. Contact us today on 07802 585 894.