Stained glass and Decorative options with Upvc windows

There are many ways to enhance the look of new upvc windows if you want something a little different or to replicate your existing windows. We take a look at some of the various options when choosing your double glazing, along with examples of windows that we have fitted throughout Cardiff and South Wales

Leaded glass

Leaded glass can be fitted in just the top of the windows (fanlights) or in the entire window depending on the customers preference. Many people choose to have it fitted in the fanlights as it enhances the window without obscuring the view through the main pane of glass. Leaded glass generally adds around £50 per square metre to the cost of your new windows.

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Astragal Bars

Astragal bars are added to the window to give the look of original glazing bars that would each house a separate pane of glass. They are fitted to the window and stand proud of the glass, a back to back spacer is fitted to the inside of the glass. These can be fitted in a variety of patterns with either a single vertical bar for a minimal look or a grid pattern to replicate original georgian windows. Astragal bars can be around 20 to 30% more expensive than standard windows.

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Georgian bars

Georgian bars are fitted to the inside of the double glazed unit, they are more cost effective version of astragal bars. Georgian bars can also be fitted in a variety of patterns and are available in a choice of colours to match the chosen window. Georgian bars generally cost around an extra £40 to £50 a square metre depending on the colour. Below is an example of irish oak windows with colour matched georgian bars.

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Stained Glass

When deciding on stained glass for your windows, there are two choices. If you have existing stained glass in your windows we can remove it, clean, restore it and reglaze it into new double glazed units. Alternatively we can copy an original or bespoke pattern and replicate it into your new windows. Colours can be matched exactly to give you the most authentic look possible. We also have standard stained glass designs that can be chosen if you don’t have any special requirements.

Stained glass prices vary depending on the size of the window, for a simple stained glass fanlight the additional price would be around £30 to £50 per fanlight to replicate a pattern. Original stained glass that is being reglazed can vary tremendously depending on the size and condition of the glass. Below is an example of original stained glass fitted into a rosewood upcv window and a door fitted with replicated stained glass effect.image (34)image (35)

Bevelled Glass

Bevelled glass involves adding a raised design to the glass, it gives an eleant look to panes of glass and is popular in fanlights, doors and conservatories. Bevelled glass tens to catch the light and can offer a very bespoke look to your upvc windows and doors. Bevelled glass is generally priced at around £60 to £80 per fanlight.image (36)

At Inspire Windows we have a great deal of experience in fitting many different decorative options to our windows. When fitting new Upvc windows, is is important that they are both designed and fitted well. Consideration needs to be made into the layout of georgian bars or leaded glass to match neighbouring properties. Care an attention must be given when renovating original stained glass which can be hundreds of years old.

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Stained Glass Windows for the Home

When we say ‘stained glass’, you probably think ‘church’, but decorative glass isn’t just for Sundays. We at Inspire Windows can provide a wide range of stylish colour designs that will brighten up your home and bring elegance to your living space.

Our Decorative Glass service covers all kinds of different design options. Our colourful stained glass makes a bold, beautiful decoration for anywhere in the home, but that’s only part of what we can provide. Bevelled glass can be used to create intricate patterns that are just as striking as a full-colour stained glass panel, and we can utilise elements like the Georgian bar to divide your double glazing up in any way you choose. In short, we can create a completely bespoke window, with brightly-coloured designs and elegant bevels that combine to make a beautiful, unique whole.

Decorative glass is a delightful way to add distinction to your home. Whether you’re decorating your front door, your living room, or your conservatory, the Inspire Windows experts are sure to come up with something that suits you. To find out more about our stained glass windows (or any other aspect of our decorative glass service), give us a call today on 02920 734573.