Glass Manufacturers in London
We have been manufacturers of traditional lead lights since 1963.
We can manufacture lead lights from your own design or you can visit us and view some of the designs we have here. We have a large range of glass and coloured glass on display and will be happy to discuss your requirements with you.
We can manufacture a range of lead lights from basic cabinet lights, doors, windows, right up to large one-off designs as seen in churches and pubs.
Description of a Traditional Leadlight
Traditionally, leadlight windows differ from stained glass windows principally in being less complex in design, using simpler techniques and being far less expensive. While stained glass windows are found principally in churches and ornate buildings, leadlight windows are common, and from 1860 to 1930 were a regular architectural feature in many private houses and cottages, where their style is often a clue to the age of the building.
Unlike stained glass windows which are traditionally pictorial or of elaborate design, traditional leadlight windows are generally non-pictorial, containing geometric designs and formalised plant motifs. Leadlight windows almost always employ the use of quarries, pieces of glass cut into regular geometric shapes, sometimes square, rectangular or circular but most frequently diamond shaped, creating a "diaper" pattern.
The colours employed in leadlight windows may range from delicate pastels to intense hues. The glass used may be textured or patterned or bevelled. However, since they are generally non-pictorial, and are primarily to illuminate the interior, with or without a decorative function, the glass is usually of pale hue, or transparent.