Restored Victorian Stairway Panel, Portsoy
Almost all the original tie wires had failed on this stairway panel and, as a result, the window had buckled in the frame and cracked several sections of glass at the base (including two painted squares). Removal (and reinstallation was made slightly awkward by the size of the lowermost panel (approximately 4ft x 5ft).
The window was removed in sections shortly after Easter and soaked for a week to loosen the original cement, which was rock hard. New glass was cut and painted and both sections releaded. After cementing and new tie wires were fitted, the panel went back in yesterday on what felt like the hottest day of the year