Properly constructed stained glass windows can last over 100 years. However, they do require proper maintenance & care.
Often problems can be present with stained glass windows that are not apparent to the untrained eye, which if not addressed, can lead to bigger problems later on, such as deterioration of putty and window sagging.
Stained Glass Condition and Survey Reports
Condition and Survey reports are provided by TSG Studio staff, who collectively have over 100 years of expertise and experience. A careful and thorough evaluation is made for each window.
The Report performed by TSG Studio will contain the following information:
Contact TSG Studio today to speak with an expert member of our team to discuss your stained glass windows and schedule an on-site Condition & Survey Report.
Protecting Stained & Leaded Glass Windows
Preserving Beauty and Investment for Generations. Protective glazing is specified to mitigate the effects of air pollution, conserve energy and protect your stained or leaded glass windows from vandalism.
When determining if protective glazing is necessary and which type of glazing is best for your particular windows, multiple factors must be considered; most importantly, the age, structure, and condition of the stained and leaded glass windows as well as the materials and methods used in their fabrication.
Another factor is to determine if the existing frames can properly accommodate a protective glazing system and if any existing plastic is covering the stained glass which would possibly cause oxidation and wood rot.
Although exterior protection is not always necessary for the longevity of the stained glass, it should be properly designed when installed behind or incorporated within the stained glass when used.
TSG’s Studio adheres to the principle of conforming to all the existing shapes, either in wood or stone, when installing protective glazing.
An air space of a minimum of 4mm to 8mm should be procured when installing the protective glazing without a new framing system, and also be properly vented.
Framing systems are available to accommodate both stained glass, 1 insulated glass & 6.38mm glass along with venting through the framing.
We at TSG Studio adhere to the principles of using clear float, safety, tempered or hurricane glass as required by Australian code, along with a properly designed venting system.
TSG Studio would be pleased to survey your existing conditions, make recommendations and submit a proposal for your consideration.
Why You Should Restore Stained Glass Windows
Stained glass is a unique art form that transforms the experience of visiting, working and worshipping in a building.
Stained glass has the ability to inspire and transport those who take the time to take it in.
There are many reasons to restore stained glass, including:
Wood Window Frame Restoration & Replication
For Historic Buildings with Stained or Leaded Glass
Over the years, polycarbonate (Lexan) has been installed in religious edifices, covering the beautiful architectural details of these historic buildings and reducing the light infiltration through the stained glass.
This material yellows over a period of years, and if not vented properly, could cause wood rot and lead oxidation.
A survey by TSG Studio can be extremely important to both ensure the stability of the stained glass and the wood frames.
Should the window frames be in a repairable condition, the framing can be scraped or stripped, epoxy repaired, primed and painted with two coats of exterior semi-gloss paint.
Wood window frame, sill or sash replication may be an option during the restoration of stained or leaded glass windows.
After TSG’s Studio has completed a project survey, it may be determined that some wood components or the entire wood window frame assembly are beyond restoration.
TSG in conjunction with Cockburn Joinery can replicate wood window frame components, sashes, sills or entire wood frame assemblies while scrupulously maintaining the integrity and appearance of historic buildings.
TSG’s Studio only uses the finest jarrah, meranti, cedar, vic ash and marri hardwoods available and we engineer each system to withstand the proper wind loads.
Wood window frames are also available in double or single glazed which maintains the historic replication while offering maximum energy efficiency and durability.
TSG’s Studio integrates proven traditional techniques with the best modern practices, along with their trademark craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail to meet the most stringent standards for historic preservation of stained or leaded glass windows.
Did you know that most stained glass and leadlights are covered by Insurance policy’s?
Pending your excess this can be an option for unforeseen accidents and damage to your precious windows.
If you require a written quote for Insurance purposes please contacts us now so we can get all relevant details ie Insurance policy numbers etc and we can deal directly to your Insurer for you.