Wednesday, 11 October 2017
A delight for me at the moment is the start of a small restoration of some stair windows in a William Leiper designed house. These windows are fixed directly into the stone above a sloping roof. The owner took advantage of the erection of scaffolding to repair the roof to have me come to restore broken pieces of glass and to try to eliminate the amount of water coming into the house from the windows.
Taking glass out of stone is always difficult without breaking the edge pieces of glass, hence the tradition of one or two lines of narrow glass around the perimeter of the window, as these can be replaced without affecting the whole of the window. With the help of a friend and one of his tools, we managed to get the windows out without a great deal of breakage.
A more local appreciation of William Lieper