Saturday, 23 August 2008

First Gardens

This is the address of a 1920's bungalow in Dumbreck, Glasgow that I have been working on for some time. It is a little enclave of houses that look almost identical until you look at the detail in the four streets of about ten house each. Each street is named from First Gardens to Fourth Gardens. They a form a small conservation area and so attract matching funding for maintaining or returning the buildings to the original character.

[Left front]

[right front]

The house I am working on had some of the glass in the upper sashes remaining, but many had been replaced with "stick on" lead lines. That leaded glass which remained needed complete re-leading as the ties to the re-bars had failed, there were breaks at many of the lead joints, and there were repairs to be conducted.

[leaded glass installed in left front]

[leaded glass installed in right front]

The front of the house has now been finished and has a completely different appearance.

[view from the street]

I am happy with the appearance of the front. The client is too. Now to work on the sides and back and on the front door.