Environmental Protection (Isothermal Glazing)
Recclesia fabricates and installs stainless steel, powder-coated protective guards in-house. Guards are installed using carefully placed non-ferrous fixings and have minimal impact upon historic fabric. Our guards and have been installed at cathedrals, churches, castles and listed buildings.
The design of the guards follows guidelines laid down by the CVMA, the Institute of Conservation, English Heritage, Cadw, Historic Scotland, the Diocesan Advisory Committee and other building conservation advisory groups.
Protective glazing, in the right situation, can be a very effective way of protecting some types of windows from either severe weather or severe vandal damage. However, the aesthetic impact of such intrusive alterations to church buildings and listed buildings means that great care must be taken in applying this solution to your building. Incorrectly installed protection of this type can be very damaging to original fabric.
Recclesia repairs all types of metal windows, casements and architectural metalwork. Often, we restore window frames in conjunction with leaded light restoration, but we also undertake independent metalwork contracts too.
Our metalwork specialists also fabricate new casements, including copying traditional windows. We have particular experience in re-creating opening hopper-style windows for church buildings in stainless steel, and in fabricating new ferramenta.