Stained Glass Production
New door transom in an old church hall
This old church hall went out of use in the 1980's and in recent years
has been brought back into use as a fibreglass moulding production
unit. The building has several Victorian leaded glass windows, two
of which were reconstructed to celebrate the first centenary of the
building in 1967.
The 1967 centenary windows
Top of the centenary windows
However, the main door transom has never had any leaded glazing.
The present owner wanted to add to the building by installing a new window
which would be in keeping with the tradition of the building and at the
same time celebrate its 21st century use.
The original door transom arch
After some discussion the ideas became a firm proposal to combine the
colour and form of the centenary window head with the business web site
address. Sketches were prepared and after another meeting with the
client this was the final design.
The final design proposal
Cutting and fitting
Prepare for solder
The finished panel was encapsulated in a sealed double glazed unit with
an outer leaf of laminated glass for protection. It was installed
into the original arched frame. The client plans to light the panel
from the inside so it is installed facing outwards. This is the
reverse of most leaded glass windows which are deigned to be viewed from
the inside against the light of the sun and the sky.
This final picture has been reversed to simulate the view from outside
once the lighting is installed.