Windows and Doors - Leaded Stained WindowsSome properties require the existing period features to be retained, in others owners wish to enhance the period feel of their property or add their own style. Not unlike ‘georgian’ glazing, which does all of these things, it is also possible to create leaded windows or coloured and patterned leaded windows to achieve similar effect.
This is not a straightforward issue and many decisions have to be made. The glass: toughened or float? What U value does it require to have? Do we want bevels on the glass? Should the inner pane be obscured for privacy? Do we want it coloured (to look like ’stained glass’) and if so, what colours and what pattern? What colour should the spacer bar be to avoid clashing? – and that’s just the glass!
Consideration also must be given to the lead. Aged or bright? Should it be inside the double glazed sealed unit ( for easier cleaning of the windows) or on the outside (for a more authentic look)? What width of lead – 6mm or 9mm? Should it be soldered?
As for the ‘stained glass’ artwork, that is a matter of coming up with a design which the lead artist can cope with, given some of the constraints of their materials. To a certain the same goes for any lettering (such as a house name in an over-door fanlight). Most things are possible, given some room for slight adjustment to accommodate the difficulties of working in lead and coloured films.
We can offer a range of ‘standard’ leaded window patterns, (link to Pilkingtons ‘leaded window patterns’) but are able to also create bespoke designs, subject to approval of our lead artist.
Our stained glass and lead artist is an extremely capable individual who produces work of the highest standard, and can visualise and present customers ideas in a form which meet their every expectation. We will be delighted to give you a quotation for your leaded windows or stained glass work.