Stained Glass Window Repair Frome

At Glasswood We Specialists in Historical Windows

Stained Glass Windows Company,For more than a quarter of a century Glasswood has established an excellent reputation in the field of conservation, restoration and reproduction of historic windows.

We understand the nature of traditional stained glass windows and glazing and we have extensive experience of working in historically important buildings and churches using traditional methods and materials.

We provide a friendly, professional and complete service, from the initial consultancy through to the removal, restoration and installation of traditional and modern stained glass windows.

We treat every project with respect and are sympathetic to the integrity of the buildings we are working on.

Our customers include individuals, architects, organisations and conservation companies throughout the South West.

Above all, we are specialists. Specialists in all aspects of stained glass, historic window and masonry restoration, leaded windows, window protection, conservation and many, many other areas.

In House Stained Glass Design and working Projects!

Glasswood Design and make stained glass window from our work shop based in Somerset, Glasswood has established a reputation for imaginative original design and excellent craft skills to execute the design to a finished piece of art glass, working in churches , listed building , commercial developments and private homes.

We design & make, repair & protect leaded lights, stained glass windows, double glazed units bevelled glass.

We start projects from the ground up, Starting with a basic template, and when start with the detailed job of cutting the glass to fit the design.

The History Of Stained Glass Windows

Church Window Restoration

The making of stained-glass windows has hardly changed since the 12th century. A stained-glass window consists of pieces of coloured glass held together in a latticed web of lead. The glass has previously had details of faces, hands and drapery painted and fired on to it in black or brown paint. About the year 1300, yellow stain was discovered,

This had the ability to turn white glass yellow or blue glass green, and was extremely useful in the highlighting of hair, haloes and crowns.Although coloured glass continued to be made in the 17th and 18th centuries, the craft declined and skills were lost. Only in the 19th century was there a serious attempt to rediscover the techniques of the medieval glazier.

Men like the antiquarian Charles Winston, and the architect A W N Pugin helped to re-establish the scholarly principles for a Gothic Revival of stained glass. As a result of Winston’s technical experiments of the 1850s, the quality of coloured glass approached that of the medieval glaziers.

Today almost all parish churches and cathedrals contain Victorian windows. Their quality and craftsmanship are now widely recognised.