About Somerset Stained Glass

 We design, make, restore & fit leaded glass for windows & doors using traditional craft skills & materials

Based in Street, next to Glastonbury, I work in Mendip, Sedgemoor, North and South Somerset as well as further afield for larger projects and some of my work is in South and West London, where I used to live.

We moved to Somerset in 2017, having been making and fitting stained glass in South London since 2004.  Typically our work is for homes where decorative additions to doors or windows is requred. Recent work has ranged from restoration of a detailed door panel in Bath to design and making of a modern circular window panel near Somerton.

Including, but not limited to: Ashcott, Axbridge, Blagdon, Bleadon, Bridgwater, Bruton, Castle Cary, Cheddar, Chew Magna, Compton Dundon, Coxley, Curry Rivel, Easton, Exmoor, Frome, Glastonbury, Highbridge, Ilminster, Keinton Mandeville, Langport, Mark, Meare, Midsomer Norton, North Curry, North Petherton, Norton Fitzwarren, Pilton, Polsham, Radstock, Rodney Stoke, Rooks Bridge, Shepton Mallet, Sherborne, Shipham, Somerton, Street, Taunton, Walton, Wedmore, Wells, Wincanton, Winscombe, Wookey, Woolavington, Wrington, Yeovil.

I dont do the 'hard sell' and aim to make the whole process enjoyable and rewarding for us and for you.  I am not a glass painter, so if your project requires a lot of painted details (which does drive up the cost considerably), we may not be able to help, although I do work with glass painters from time to time, usually for smaller specific detailed elements in a larger design.

design, make, repair and fit panels of stained glass and leaded lights, in the traditional manner, and have been doing this since around 2000.  I don’t make imitation panels, where the lead and colour is applied to the surface of an entire sheet of glass. I don’t make or fit entire windows (i.e. the frame etc. that is attached to the fabric of the building), but do fit the leaded panels I make within old and new frames.  I can suggest window and joinery companies who can assist with entire windows or new doors - do be aware of Building Regulation requirements if you are replacing entire door and window sets.

My designs are usually prepared on computer, using software specific to stained glass work, and this allows visuals for clients as well as the full size working drawings from the same file.  I have many design and design elements saved, but most jobs involve some bespoke design. More about design.

My bespoke leaded panels are hand made with individually cut pieces of plain, textured and coloured glass, and lead. They are fully weather proof, for use as normal external glazing as well as interior decoration. I do make for incorporation within double glazed units.  My repair and restoration work aims to fully respect the original work, the building as well as the client's needs.

Building Regulations can apply to various aspects of new glazing, including thermal efficiency, safety related to breakage and the spread of fire, security in terms of preventing break-ins.  Listed building have their own issues.  We aim to be fully compliant with all regulatory requirements.  Listed buildings are not outside the scope of Building Regulations.  Take advice from the relevant Local Authority Officer (Buildings Inspector/Contol Officer, Historic Buildings Officer, etc. For larger projects you might consider appointing your own approved Officer.  More