Conservation

Established in 1985, Limelight Studios Ltd are experts in the conservation of historic stained and leaded glass. Working from purpose built studios, company founder Derek Hunt is a specialist in the field of historic glass conservation with over 30 years experience.

Our PACR accredited glass studio can provide the complete Care & Repair service including –

  • Detailed conservation reports to assist with any grant applications.
  • Consultancy & Advisory work.
  • Isothermal glazing.
  • Full glass painting service.
  • Conservation and repair of metal casement windows and re-tipping of supporting ferramenta bars.
  • Supply & installation of protective stainless steel wire guards.
  • Plain Leaded Glazing
Recent Conservation projects :

  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Coventry Cathedral
  • Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire
  • Oscott College, Birmingham
  • Staveley Hall, Derbyshire
  • Ayscoughfee Hall, Lincolnshire
  • Manor Lodge, Turret House, Sheffield
  • Nevill Holt Hall, Leicestershire
  • Melbourne Church, Derbyshire
  • Iskcon Centre, Leicester
  • St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham
  • Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire
  • Trinity House, Leicester
  • Kilworth House, Leicestershire
  • St. Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray

 

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Conservation and restoration of historical stained glass windows

Derek Hunt BA FMGP ACR

Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters,
ICON Accredited stained glass conservator,
and Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.

Great West Window conservation at St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham City Centre

Details of 13th century French glass at Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding. Conserved and isothermally glazed.

Example of delicate hand painted repairs to damaged stained glass. Each new painted insertion is edge dated as an historical record of work carried out.

Conservation of severely damaged enamelled stained glass windows, including new enamel painted insertions and edge bonded fragments. Nevill Holt Hall, Leicestershire.

Examples of our protective isothermal glazing system. This method protects valuable historic glass from the corrosive effects of condensation on the painted surface.