The Craft of Stained Glass making has little changed over hundreds of years , its
origins lie in the requirement to illustrate passages of the Bible to illiterate
members of the Church congregation . The design and manufacture remains pretty much
the same , only the tools may have improved , but they themselves are no substitute
for quality craftsmanship .
The Glass is cut directly over a template , which is the full scale design of the
window . Care will be taken to number each piece correspondingly, which will help
easily identify them .
The Glass pieces are then leaded together a bit like a large jigsaw . Where the Leads
meet at each junction they are soldered together. When the Panel is completely soldered
, The work is then cemented , which goes in between the Glass and the Lead to secure
the whole piece, making it waterproof .
We have a large collection of traditional Designs for you to chose from . You may
like two or more of these for example ,we can adapt any Design reducing or enlarging
certain features to produce eye catching dynamic designs that look aesthetically
If you are still undecided on a Design that you like, we can provide you with three
scale drawings , where colour schemes can be used to illustrate how the same design
can differ by the use of colour. This will give you an idea of how your Windows may
Other than the lead line which is the actual Design of the Glass Panel , from which
the glass is cut , the other way to achieve your required effect , is of course through
the use of colour .
First amongst your considerations should be does the door/ window get a lot of light?
If the answer is no , then we suggest that a palette of pale colours should be used
Also the amount of texture and opacity will directly affect how much privacy the
windows affords .
With such a wealth of experience such as ours , we are happy to assist with any enquiries
you may have concerning your stained Glass Windows . Be it concerning repairs or
maintenance or even cleaning please feel free to contact us .