Leaded lights

Leaded lights add a beautiful, decorative touch to any property, and our skilled glaziers can create new leaded lights in any design or recondition your existing leaded lights.

What are leaded lights?

Also known as ‘leadlight windows’, leaded lights are decorative windows made of glass and lead, in which the sections of glass are held in place by lead ‘cames’ or strips. The term can be applied to both stained glass windows and non-coloured windows with lead designs. In British homes, leaded lights are traditionally seen above the entranceway or in a small hallway window, but they are also a common feature in public and commercial buildings. Designs vary enormously, from very traditional leaded lights to contemporary designs that work wonderfully in modern buildings. It’s easy to see why leaded lights have remained popular for centuries.

Why choose leaded lights for your property?

With a huge variety of designs and colours to choose from, leaded lights are a great way to truly personalise your home:

  • The choice of traditional styles or contemporary designs makes leaded lights suitable for use in any building.
  • Creates a charming, elegant look that enhances both the exterior and interior of a property.
  • Preserving and reconditioning existing leaded lights enhances the value and appeal of your property.
  • We can supply coloured glass to seamlessly blend in with existing leaded lights.
  • Adding new leaded lights is a simple way to reintroduce character to an older property.
  • Leaded lights can be custom-made to fit any size and shape.
  • There’s a range of thicknesses available, including toughened glass.
  • Huge scope for customisation to suit your tastes.
  • Superb level of workmanship gives you a unique decorative piece that will last for many years.

Somerville Glass & Windows: Preserving the beauty of glass for more than 30 years

In today’s market, there are few companies that have the ability and expertise to work with leaded lights. We believe in blending modern technology and time-honoured skills to keep traditions like this alive. As such, we’re one of the only companies in Reading and the surrounding area that still works with leaded lights.

Our expert, friendly team of glaziers can create new leaded light designs or restore existing leaded lights as required. We use only the best materials and craftspeople to guarantee the highest quality finish, ensuring you’ll be enjoying your leaded lights for many years to come.

If you already know precisely what style and design you want, we will make sure you get exactly what you have in mind. If you aren’t sure what’s best for your property, we have the experience and knowledge to help you decide. Why not get in touch or visit our showroom to talk to us about your needs? Or, if you like, we will happily come to you and give a free consultation on supplying or reconditioning leaded lights for your property.