South London Stained Glass - Windows and Leaded Lights

 Specialist designer, maker, restorer & installer of leaded glass for windows & doors using traditional methods & materials

Based in South London until mid-2017, we  relocated to Somerset - - and continue to work in South and South West London on certain projects.  Do feel free to enquire, although its unlikely we will service minor repair work. 

Our bespoke leaded panels are hand made in the traditional fashion, using coloured glass pieces and lead. They are fully weather proof, for use as normal external glazing as well as interior decoration. They may be incorporated within double-glazed units.

Repair and restoration work aims to fully respect the original work, the building & the client's needs.

 Recent London work has been in Balham, Barnes, Beckenham, 
Brockley, Clapham, Croydon, Herne Hill, 
Sydenham, walton, Twickenham

Contact us on 07412 473311  or use the enquiry form

All of the following images show stained glass and leaded light that we hvae built.  Some of the desing are original, others are copies or our interpretation of original panels

Examples - decorative originals

We make new stained glass panels to match or complement existing glasswork  We can work with you and your designs – traditional or contemporary -  to produce new stained glass windows.  We prepare and execute designs from your ideas, come up with design ideas for you and install the finished panels if required - possibly fronted  with laminated glass for additional security and support. 

Stained glass peacock for clinet in Streatham, from an original design another client salvaged from a skip in Bromley!

Original Art deco design set in innner hall doors for a client in Nunhead

Simple leaded lights for a Someset farmhouse

Leaded lights, with external protection, based on the original pattern, Herne Hill

Examples - Repairs and restoration

Stained glass windows and leaded lights do not last for ever but they can usually be repaired or restored to their (almost) original condition.  

Apart from the glass cracking, (usually due to impact) the compound that holds the glass firm in the lead deteriorates over time, becomes powdery and eventually falls out. Then some of the rigidity of the panel is lost, and it becomes loose, and begins to bow and bulge.  Once this happens usually the best solution is to remove it (and fix boarding over the opening for security), take it apart from the old lead (which is the scrapped and recycled), wash the glass, rebuild the panel with new lead and cement and then reinstall, often with new supporting bars to which the panel is secured with tie-wires.

The quarter nearest the lock was broken - we removed and partiy rebuilt it.  Barnes.

Central panel had begun to bow and the panels nearest the lock was broken.  Herne Hill, SE24.

The client removed this sash to enable us to extract, disassenble and rebuild the damaged leaded light, replacing broken pieces.  Sydenham, SE26

Our Exmoor client found this whole set in the cellar - decaying and broken.  All restored and refitted.

Examples - Simple leaded lights

We use lead from 5 to 16mm wide (one quarter to five eighths inch) with a rounded or flat profile.  In the simplest plain, clear, transparent 'cottage' leaded lights we can use regular 3 or 4mm float glass, which is very flat and 'perfect'.  Often we use a variety of horticultural glass, around 3mm, which has a less perfect surface, and provides a more traditional look. There are machine and hand made 'restoration' glasses, to look like 'old' glass , with small bubbles (seeds) and an irregular surface and thickness. 

Diamond paned lead lights for a contractor in Croydon.

Fitted in a door in Beckenham, BR3.

Made for self installation by a client in Brockley, SE4.

For a client in Somerset.

For an old farmhouse

Examples - Design and making

Our methods are very tradtional, although we use dedicated stained glass design software, which produces accurate, coloured visuals for the client and a working drawing from the same file.

Diamond paned panel being assembled

Video of stained glass making

Rebuilding a Streatham door panel that had bowed

'Cementing' bonds the glass and the lead for rigidity and weather resistance.

Preparing to cut glass  - set to be encapsulated into double glazing

Visual of front door stained glass set for a Streatham client

Lead - in 25kg boxes and various widths and profiles

I dont actually need or use all these glass cutters - they just accumulate!