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Österport school in
The work of restoring the
school's beautiful original old windows from 1912 was started
These windows, which are of particularly good quality and construction,
were well worth preserving.
The windows have been restored to their original condition and the
life expectancy associated with this. They also fulfil today's
high requirements in respect of heat insulating ability and noise
Many of our students have worked on the corridor windows as part
of their professional training at Bjäresjö School.
The ongoing work is now being carried out by practising windowcraft
workers in the Ystad area.
In 1992 a comprehensive investigative
study was carried out on the windows of the royal palace in Stockholm,
which are from the 1700s, commissioned by the Palaces building
management authorities. Our experience from this and other similar
projects is: Doing nothing is better than using the
wrong techniques and the wrong material at the wrong time.
The KREA project:
The 18th century pavilion
at Fagervik Estate KREA is an Objective 3 project financed partly
by the European Social Fund ESF and partly by the Southern Finland
county council. The project was carried out in collaboration with
AB Utbildning Sydväst, Ekenäs and Byggnadsapoteket, Billnäs, during
2002 - 2003. Sixteen Swedish-speaking women aged 27 - 60 took
the final test after a one-year training course to become windowcraftsmen.
The pavilion is an example of course work for the qualification
and was carried out in consultation with the Finnish national museums
In connection with the rebuilding
of the palace church at Christiansborg in Copenhagen, following
a fire in 1992, we contributed consultancy and training services
for both craftsmen and architects.
The window of the future”
is to be found in Leipzig Commissioned by the Leipzig local authority,
we performed an investigative study of a jugend style building from
the 1880s in Leipzig in 1997. Its Kastenfenster”, with
inward opening outer and inner casements and a large gap between
the panes of glass, provide the right conditions for very good U-values
and noise reduction. The goal of the project was to give information
about windowcrafts techniques and opportunities and to create
interest among local craftsmen for training courses in Sweden.
In 1999 we were invited by
Michael Knights, Conservation Officer, Norfolk County Council to
talk in Norfolk about windowcraft and linseed oil products. This
resulted in a long-term training collaboration with Tom Coke, Viscount
Coke at Holkham Estate and owner of Holkham Linseed Oil Paints Ltd .
There are now qualified local windowcraftsmen looking after the
estates 300 buildings from various periods of history.