If your house is a listed or older building and you would like to reduce the levels of heat lost in your home conservation grade double glazing could be the answer to your problems.

As specialists in the preservation and restoration of old or antique windows, we at Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists have developed a system of producing a double glazed unit (DGU) that emulates a ‘real’ leaded light for your safety, convenience and maintenance ease.

Each double glazed unit has stick on leads that are applied to conservation grade glass. We then solder the joints and patinate both the window lead and the boundary lead to not only protect it but also to more accurately emulate an original leaded light.

Often these conservation double glazing units can be inserted directly into your existing frames thus giving you an increase in amenity without the expense of replacing the framework itself.

The first photograph shows the conservation grade double glazed unit fitted into the original black frame. Please note that the face putty has yet to be painted to match the frame. The other three elements of the window are the existing traditional single glazed leaded lights.

The second photograph shows a complete bay of glazing with conservation double glazing placed into the refurbished and original metal frames, set into the original oak wooden frames. Please note that the face putty has yet to be painted black to match the frames.

If you are interested in further preserving your home with conservation grade double glazing, get in touch with the experts at Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists. You can call us on 01202 882 208 or email us at info@lead-windows.co.uk. With over 25 years’ experience in window restoration and window preservation, you can be safe in the knowledge that your leaded lights will be restored to their former glory with the added bonus of a warmer home.