Composite Door Upgrade With Encapsulated Fanlight Window

June 7, 2017 | posted in: Case Studies | by

Gardinia has recently fitted a Chartwell Green Solidor Composite Door with a cream outer frame and matching cream framed flag windows.

We were able to encapsulate the existing stained fanlight unit, as customer wished to maintain this feature. In addition we were able to re-create the antiqued rectangular leaded units in both the door and flag windows.

Creating the encapsulated stained units incorporates the following process:

  1. Our specialist glass expert attends site and carefully removes the existing stains
  2. He then temporary glazes the apertures with single plate clear glass to maintain a weather seal and security
  3. Our specialist then takes the units to his studios and replaces any badly damaged coloured glass units from his extensive stocks of original coloured glass
  4. He then puts the glass units through a extensive glass polishing process which removes any ingrained marks dirt’s and blemishes
  5. Our glass specialist also repairs and re-solders any lead joints to ensure they are maintained, firm and secure
  6. The glass is now restored to the existing vibrant colours and finish as when fitted
  7. Lastly the new stained glass is trapped inside a brand new double glazed unit making it “triple glazed”, this means that the new stained glass will not weather or become marked or dirty as it is no longer open to the elements
  8. Our fitters then attended the site with the new Gardinia Windows and Doors, carefully removing the old frames and fitting the new

The end result is a fantastic transformation Gardinia customers Jen and Phil of Marsh, Huddersfield are very happy with!

Before – The Old Door With The Stained Glass Fanlight Window:

After – The Solid Core Composite Door With The Encapsulated Fanlight Window:

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