The Process

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


The Process of Bespoke Leaded Lights & Stained Glass Windows

Based in Neston in Cheshire we provide all aspects of stained glass windows and leaded lights.  Our other services include timber frame and stonework glazing, specialist painted glazing and much more. We offer our services across a wide area including Liverpool, Wirral, Merseyside, Manchester, Warrington, Preston, Northwich, Wrexham, North Wales and throughout the UK

Master Craftsman Stained Glass Artist

Owner, Keith Bell trained alongside his father in the traditional art of stained glass. The craftsman’s skills and techniques were passed down from father to son in the traditional apprenticeship training and are still used today. A personal service and customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to us. From our first contact we encourage you to explore all ideas and options available in order to ensure an end product which meets your expectations.

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

A Brief History of Stained Glass

Stained glass has been manufactured for thousands of years. The ancient Romans and Egyptians produced small items made from coloured glass. Stained glass windows in Britain can be traced back to the 7th century, with early examples found in ancient churches and monasteries. During the 19th century churches were built in the Gothic style featuring intricate stained glass windows portraying the Bible and other religious scenes.

Many period properties feature stained glass or leaded lights. Popular from the 1860s to the 1930s stained glass windows and leaded lights, can be patterned, textured or bevelled and are used to diffuse light in the home and add privacy while being a decorative feature. Becoming more popular in new build homes, stained glass and leaded lights are often found in, Georgian & Victorian Edwardian properties and again in 1920’s-1960s properties.

Modern Stained Glass and Leaded Lights

Fast forward to modern times and many of the original stained glass windows are in desperate need of refurbishment. Newly commissioned bespoke stained glass and leaded lights are popular in homes and businesses. So, whether you require repairs or a newly commissioned piece, please get in touch with our friendly team. Our glaziers are master craftsmen, trained in traditional and modern techniques and we are always happy to offer our advice and carry out initial surveys to assess your individual requirements.

Bespoke Leaded Light and Stained Glass Commissions

Your stained glass or leaded lights project starts with an initial site visit, through the design process, to choosing glass patterns and colours, then the manufacture of the final design. We encourage our clients to be as involved in the design process as possible. This ensures a completely bespoke result, designed to your exact specifications.

Stained Glass Restorations

A detailed record is made of the window measurements, points of reference and any damage. The window will then be removed. Once removed the window is transported to the workshops where more records are made of the window in its intact state. Once the repairs are completed, your stained glass will be expertly installed for you to enjoy for many years to come.

Saddle Bars for Reinforcement

Saddle bars or window bars/tie bars are intended to support the lead work of leaded lights or stained glass windows. They are a horizontal metal bar set across a window opening. Copper or lead wires are soldered to the leaded light or stained glass panel; these are then tied to the saddle bar. They add stability and prevent the leaded light from bowing. This must be carried out by a professional stained glass artist due to the delicate nature of historic stained glass.

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 with your requirements.