Leadbitter Glass – Decorative Glass Manufacturer
Bespoke Glass Delivered Worldwide
Leadbitter Glass supplies bespoke decorative glass panels to homes and businesses to the UK and around the world. We can manufacture almost any glass design in your specific glass sizes. Etched Glass, Bevelled Glass, Leaded Glass and Fused Glass are all created in our dedicated studio.
Our glass design gallery is probably the largest decorative glass gallery on the internet. We have well over 1000 designs on this website and new images are added on a weekly basis. We also manufacture many bespoke designs not featured in our vast galleries. If you are looking for beautiful glass for your door we have hundreds of designs in modern and traditional styles.
One of the great features of the door galleries is our coloured doors feature. You get to see designs in the door colour of your choice so you get a more realistic view. We also have hundreds of designs for feature windows, fanlights above doors or anywhere you require decorative glass. Our ‘Client Pages’ section display some recent orders from clients so you can see what other people are ordering.
Paddington Bear – A Repeat Customer
The Leadbitter Glass Studio received another order from London’s famous bear – Paddington. After the success of the first Paddington movie (which we feel was partly down to the beautiful glass we created for Paddington’s front door) Leadbitter Glass has been asked again to create Overlay Stained Glass panels for the upcoming Paddington 2 movie.
The original blockbuster ‘Paddington’ hit UK cinemas in 2014. The Leadbitter Glass studio created the Overlay Stained Glass fanlight above the front door of 32 Windsor Gardens. This is the family home of the Brown family where Paddington lives.
We also created matching glass for the ‘nasty neighbour’ Mr Curry at number 34. On the right is a glimpse of the glass we created for the movie and you can see the full article about the original glass we created here. Paddington 3 is currently ‘in the works’
Leadbitter Glass Celebrates 25 Years In Business
2019 marks 25 years since the launch of Leadbitter Glass. From very humble beginnings working from a 6ft x 6ft ‘brick shed’ behind their house, Francis & Linda Leadbitter now supply decorative glass to homes all around the world. We now operate from our fully owned commercial studio in Corby Northamptonshire.
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Leadbitter Glass Mackintosh Galleries
Charles Rennie Mackintosh designs have always been very popular with decorative glass ‘buyers’. As a specialist studio we receive dozens of requests a year for Mackintosh themed glass panels. On show in our dedicated Mackintosh Gallery is our interpretation of the famous ‘Willow Tea Rooms’ door. This design is a very famous piece by Mackintosh and it was created over 100 years ago.
The gallery contains many Rennie Mackintosh inspired designs for windows and doors. We also get a lot of requests from customers requiring bespoke Mackintosh glass. We have created designs based on Mackintosh jewellery or even a kitchen wall tile.
Watch a short video showing a few examples of what we can create….
Glass created from your own drawings or photos!
We can create personalised single glazed or double glazed glass panels for your door or feature window in Leaded Glass or Etched Glass depicting your favourite animal, sport or even a country scene. Our glass artists have over 25 years experience drawing and designing bespoke glass panels. We have produced original works of art for projects around the UK since 1994.
Click Here to view some examples of pets created by our studio
Sandblasted Glass or Etched Glass as it’s also known is one of the most popular forms of glass we manufacture. Etched Glass is the ideal form of decorative glass for traditional style doors. ‘Fanlights above doors’ are also an ideal area for Etched Glass, featuring house names or numbers.
Modern abstract designs are also a popular choice with customers requiring Etched Glass. When etching onto Satin Glass, the result gives a high privacy decorative panel ideal for bathrooms and toilets.
View the Etched Glass Gallery to see some of our designs and to view some of our ‘Past Works’
Overlay Stained Glass
Leaded and Coloured or Overlay Stained Glass as it is also known is another very popular request. This technique is not just an old fashioned style of decorative glass. It can also be used to create stunning contemporary glass for doors and windows.
By combining different colours, textures and roundels, we can create stunning glass panels that look amazing in your home. Overlay Stained Glass has many advantages over the ‘jigsaw’ method. Creating the glass as a double glazed unit conserves heat in your home. Creating Overlay Stained Glass using toughened glass adds an extra level of safety to your home.
We have more than 5 different types of lead finishes available including soldered lead to enable the panel to look old and traditional and our most popular lead – antique lead.
Bevelled Glass designs can truly lift the whole look of a room or door entryway. The way the light bounces off the angled bevels of glass gives a truly beautiful effect. The beauty of Bevelled Glass can only really be appreciated when you come face to face with a bevelled panel.
We have hundreds of bevelled glass clusters to choose from in our galleries. By using single bevelled pieces, the range of design possibilities available is limitless. Bevels can be used along with colours, textures and different lead strips to create unique focal points for your home.
American Bevelled Glass is one of the most popular requests we receive. These designs are usually made with square and rectangle bevelled glass pieces. Combining hundreds of these creates a stunning design that looks amazing and allows light to flood in.
Fused Glass is a true work of art captured in glass. The different coloured areas of the glass are slowly melted together to create a beautiful effect that looks stunning. Our fused glass tile gallery contains many different tiles and these can be used to create amazing and unique door and window glass panels.
One of the most popular fused glass requests we receive is for our ‘Fused Glass Tree Of Life’ design. The background pattern is created by sandblasting the glass and then small round fused glass tiles are UV bonded to the glass. Charles Rennie Mackintosh designs are also very popular for Fused Glass orders. Francis Leadbitter has designed many Fused Mackintosh Rose & Leaves patterns and you can view the gallery here.