Restored Landing Light, Huntly

The in-situ repairs we carried out on this large Victorian geometric panels were tricky because of access, and the corroded state of the lead. Located on the third floor landing of the old Strathbogie Hotel in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, access was only possible from the inside. The upper 2/3 of the panel were in good condition, but the lower part of the timber frame had rotted and, as a consequence, there had been a bit more movement in the lower panel.

By carefully opening up lead it was just about possible to retain the corroded inner leaf. Fortunately, all the damaged sections were rectangular and it was a simple job to match and the new glass prior to recementing.

RestorationGordon Watt