I outsource this work to traditional leaded light makers to do one of the following:
- alter size by simply adding or removing a border
- it may be necessary to completely take the panel apart and start again- especially if it is in weak condition.
- copy a design you like or a new idea either incorporating reclaimed glass or using modern
Here are examples of previous panels which have been altered:
In the after picture only the gold centre piece is from the original panel. The background glass (non coloured) was completely changed because it would be near impossible to source a sufficient match to make wider as a lot of the old glass is no longer manufactured.
Red border added o increase the width but look closely. The height has also been altered by reducing the size of the second row from the top.
As you can see with the next example sometimes the ‘alteration’ is more accurately described as a new panel:
The before window was one of hundreds from my toplights collection which the customer chose for inspiration. All that was resused was the coloured glass everything else is new giving a much stronger structure than anything you would find in this size that was up to 90 years old! Another place which is good to source ideas is my broken windows page as cheaper to take the central motif out of windows where the surrounding glass is damaged.
Many more examples:
2. Note pink stickers for damage. The middle pane was not the same height as it had been the opener window.
4. New in-situ.
Very happy with stained glass window organised by Richard and adjusted to size by Mandy. It fits in well in my house. Good price, great service. Would recommend.
Charlotte Fisher, Portsmouth.