The lead and glass construction of stained glass panels, means that parts can be repaired or replaced and the whole panel can be made almost as good as new. Following a repair a panel should last another century or more with little or no work.

The victorian panel above was in a sorry state as your can see. By only replacing a little lead and glass and tidying up the rest, the panel was brought back into working order. As a rule I mend as much as is needed and replace as little as possible, thus preserving much of the original work. As a result the panel still looks authentic and attractive, and is robust.

Often glass which needs replacing cannot be matched exactly, but usually an acceptable glass can be found. This often adds to the beauty of the piece giving it an antique appearance with some history.

To save the time and expense of removing the panel from the frame, repairs can sometimes be carried out onsite.