The St Patrick’s Garrison Church in Tidworth is an early Roman Catholic Garrison Church, constructed using a steel frame in 1912 to the design of G L W Blount. The historical and enthralling structure also homes an array of intricate windows.
Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists were contracted to St Patrick’s Garrison Church. Six metal opening hopper window frames required refurbishing and twenty four panels had to be re-leaded then re-fitted. Sherriff is one of the few specialist leaded windows repair companies in the UK and have a wealth of experience in restoring metal window frames.
Getting to Work
The process of the metal window repair was to first shot blast the metal work to a sound durability. Once the metal window frames have been repaired, they are powder coated with a zinc rich primer and topcoat to match the existing colour. Ensuring a clean finish and freshly refurbished look.
The next part of the job was to re-lead and then fit twenty-four panels. This process involves taking matching material from our extensive range then using our expertise and a careful eye for detail to repair, using a specialist method of glueing. By doing this we reinforced the structural integrity of the windows and extended the lifetime. Leaded windows cannot always be fixed this way if there is a major break, so it is important to understand the warnings signs of damage. If you are unsure, as part of our leaded windows repair service we will determine the severity of repair on inspection.
The metal window repair we carried out for St Patrick’s Garrison Church was a success. The refurbishment of the six metal opening hopper window frames revived their durability and provided peace of mind to the client. The primer and top coat breathed life back into the colour, emulating that of the day they were first installed all those years ago.
The replacement leaded windows will go on to serve lifetimes and be admired by many astonished visitors as they take in the incredible architecture of the church.
If you need a glass specialist for leaded windows repair, call us today! We offer repairs, refurbishments and installations for a wide range of windows. These include metal window frames, uPVC, wood, stone, and aluminium. Contact us at Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists by calling 01202 882208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org