Tradition Stained Glass PTY LTD (TSG Artists in Glass) recently installed a series of restored historic stained glass windows brought back to life for the new retirement village in Willagee Perth WA.
These original stained glass windows were produced by the late Gower and Brown famous ecclesiastical stained glass artist in 1982; they were removed by TSG from the original site at Braemar retirement village in Bicton WA and then brought back to their studio for a complete and comprehensive restoration program. This included repairing broken original mouth blown glass, and re-soldering old broken joints, resealing, polishing and reinforcing all windows with new steel rods using traditional copper wire ties before installation into their new custom made frame.
When the glass was completed TSG organised a custom solid marri timber frame to not only house the stained glass but also a state of the art remote controlled LED lighting system which was all hard-wired on site at Braemar Presbyterian Cares newest aged care facility “Braemar Cooinda” at 31 Moorhouse Street, Willagee WA.
Local company Cockburn Joinery did an amazing job creating this unique solid timber frame and engineering the fastening system to the wall to take the immense weight. Snapper Display Systems had the expertise for all the LED supplies needed which worked perfectly from the minute it was first switched on. This project involved many Tradespeople from carpenter’s to electricians and timber joiners and all trades came together in the end to create this amazing illuminated wall art. It was a massive relief when finally lifted into position on the wall as it weighed in excess of 200kgs.
All residents and staff were very pleased with the outcome and were so glad to have their beloved stained glass renewed and ready to continue on giving much joy to all the senior residents at Braemar Cooinda Retirement Village.