Leadlight Repairs

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Adelaide Leadlight Centre has repaired, restored and rebuilt hundreds of leadlight panels over many years.
Our aim is always to return your broken leadlight to "as new" condition.
 
We hold a huge stock of old glass and recognise the importance of providing you with an authentic repair. 
Most damaged leadlights need to be removed from their frames to be repaired.  We will install temporary glass or timber while we are working on your window/s.

IF YOU HAVE A BROKEN LEADLIGHT, CALL US FOR A FREE ASSESSMENT AND QUOTE.

Damage to leadllights generally comes in one or both of the following forms:

Accidental Damage

Broken glass in leadlights can be readily repaired.  In most instances the broken panel will need to be removed from its frame and taken to our studio for repair.  Occasionally, if the panel is too large or difficult to remove, we may choose to repair it in situ, rather than risk doing further damage.

Wear & Tear

A well designed and constructed leadlight will last more than a century without requiring any attention.

Lead and solder will, however, oxidise slowly if exposed to the weather over a long period.  Given, that many leadlights in Adelaide homes are nearly 100 years old, it's not surprising that some are showing signs of their age.

Deterioration of the lead will show itself through cracking at intersections or solder joints.  Once this occurs the panel will lose its rigidity, which will in turn cause more cracking, and so on.  This sort of damage is mostly found in older door panels where regular movement has encouraged the cracking.

Once damage to the lead is advanced, the leadlight will need to be dismantled and rebuilt with new lead.  This will return the leadlight to better than new condition.

Poorly designed or constructed leadlights may suffer damage at a much earlier stage.  When rebuilding these panels we will often recommend inclusion of reinforcement or double glazing to ensure a long life.

Restorations

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Adelaide Leadlight Centre also carries out restoration of leadlights that may not require any immediate repairs.

Once in our workshop, we will scrub away the decades of grime, dirt and paint from the glass.  If required, we will resolder broken joints, replace cracked pieces of glass, replace border leads and replace wire ties. 

Finally, we'll re-putty and polish the panels, thereby revealing the original beauty of the leadlights. 

The difference is amazing.

 

Studio
472 MARION RD,
PLYMPTON PARK
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5038


Ph 08 8371 2922

Open Hours
Mon - Fri  9.00am - 5.00pm
Sat  9.30am - 12.30pm

In most instances
we will need to make
a physical inspection
of a broken leadlight
before providing a
firm quote to repair.

However, if you send
us a description
or photo we will
endeavour to give
you an estimate.
 

 


 

Every leadlight
or item created by 
Adelaide Leadlight Centre
 adheres to building code
AS 1288

Our staff hold formal
glazing & leadlight
qualifications so you
can depend on getting a
professional job