Leaded Lights

Repairs, restorations and bespoke commissions of leaded lights and stained glass windows


Leaded Lights, Commissions and Repairs

K.G. Bell Ltd is a family company of specialist glaziers since 1978. We use traditional craftsman’s skills and techniques to manufacture newly commissioned leaded lights and we undertake leaded light repairs and restorations. Based in Neston in Cheshire we work across a wide area including Wirral, Liverpool, Merseyside, Manchester, Warrington, Preston, Northwich, Wrexham, North Wales and throughout the UK.

What are leaded lights?

Leaded lights are glass panes made using individual sections of glass, which may be coloured, clear or textured. The sections of glass are joined together using slender, grooved bars of milled lead known as milled lead cames. This is soldered to form a window and cemented to make watertight. The leaded windows are then fitted to wooden, metal, stonework frames or encapsulated inside clear double glazed units to preserve for prosperity.

Traditional leaded lights can be found in many places and are typical of a particular period of time. Block leaded lights, as can be seen in many of Chester’s older buildings, may have rectangular or diamond-shaped panes. Strip lead stuck onto a large sheet of glass is the modern copy, but does not give the multi-faceted light-reflecting effect which helps to indicate authenticity and can enhance the overall aesthetics of a period building.

Contact K.G. Bell Ltd, for all your glass & glazing needs in Wirral, Cheshire, Merseyside & North Wales

Bespoke Leaded Lights

K.G. Bell manufacture bespoke leaded lights to designs inspired by the customers own interests or ideas taken from leaded lights seen elsewhere. Bespoke leaded lights may be used on external windows, providing privacy as well as a beautiful focal point. They can be placed in cupboard doors, or used to screen shelving, and are particularly effective when lit from the inside. Leaded lights are effective on doors, door side lights and landing windows for privacy.

Leaded Light Restoration

Restoration of leaded lights is often a legal requirement when restoring a listed building but may also enhance buildings where uPVC double glazed windows would look out of place. Over time, leaded lights may become broken, bowed, and lose their waterproof qualities. The Craftsmen at K.G. Bell Ltd. have many years of experience in removing, dismantling, matching and replacing broken glass panes, then re-assembling leaded lights to ensure a watertight, authentic repair and restoration.

Onsite repairs to Leaded Lights

Smaller repairs, not requiring the complete dismantling of the leaded light, maybe possible leaving the leaded light in-situ. We have a large stock of approximately 130 different colours and patterns of glass, including older patterns no longer produced, allowing us to match replacement panes to the original broken glass.

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Contact K.G. Bell

K.G. Bell Ltd of Neston on the Wirral/Cheshire border are specialists in the repair, restoration, and bespoke creation and installation of stained glass windows and  leaded lights. We can often provide initial quotes for repair work via email from clear photographs. If you would like more information, please contact us on 0151 336 6020 or email info@kgbell.co.uk with your requirements.