The existing glass in the large windows can crack and break because of the movement of the building’s stone window frames.
Now Nick Hurst of Apple Design has come up with a solution and Dave Lush of DLS Church windows has created and installed bespoke stainless steel window frames.
They sit discreetly within the original stone windows and allow the hall to be double glazed whilst adding strength and stability to the stone surrounds.
Mr Lush, who owns DLS Church Windows Ltd, is an expert in his field and has worked on windows in Gloucester, Lichfield, Derby and Coventry Cathedrals.
The work has been paid for from a £30,000 grant awarded by the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust with landfill tax contributions donated by Cory Environmental.
Mr Lush has created new frames and replaced the glass in the five windows facing Bank Gardens. He has also replaced the leaded glass in the circular windows.
“We’re using a modern technique to improve both the sound and thermal insulation without affecting the character of this historic building,” said Mr Lush.
It is part of the ongoing programme of major improvements to the hall, which is owned by Stroud Town Council.
Biffa Awards has contributed over £40,000 to the new extension. The balance of the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust grant, together with an award of £30,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation has enabled the renovation, cleaning and repair of the stonework.
The town council bought Lansdown Hall in 2010 to save it from closure. It is run by a charitable trust and provides a community space for the town.