Traditional Leaded Lights Replace 20th Century Timber Framed Windows
Throughout 2019, Lightworks have been engaged in the ongoing replacement of late 20th Century timber frames within a Grade II listed farmhouse in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. The existing frames, which are not at all in keeping with the period of the building and are also beginning to fail, are being replaced with traditional hand-crafted leaded lights. Produced in Lamberts DLAM glass (an authentic mouth-blown cylinder glass with a characteristically uneven surface), there are over 80 lights within the property, parts of which are known to pre-date the mid 17th Century. A number of traditional metal opening casements (manufactured by The Cotswold Casement Company) are also being installed alongside those being direct fixed into the stone mullioned windows.
The farmhouses current custodian took it on as a ten year project in the knowledge that there was an huge amount of work required to rectify that which had been carried out by the previous owner. This work (much of which has been carried out single handedly) includes carpentry & joinery, heating, lighting, roofing, and stonemasonry and is nothing short of inspirational. Needless to say his ten year project currently stands at thirty years and counting!
With all glazing scheduled for completion later this year, we feel very privileged to be able to contribute to our clients ongoing restoration and conservation of this beautiful old building.
Our images show pre/post and during works.