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Our Bevelled Glass designs are created using small shaped pieces of glass to create beautiful glass patterns. These patterns can be supplied as single or double glazed glass for windows and doors. There are hundreds of stock patterns to choose from to create unique panels. With the addition of diamonds, squares, rectangles and tear drops, the design limitations are truly endless.
Bevelled glass is one of the most popular forms of decorative glass today and we create stuning glass panels for customers around the UK and the world. Our bevelled glass designs can also be combined with stained glass overlay borders and centres. This helps add colour to the panel which can personalise the glass to your tastes.
Our glass studio has created many custom bevelled designs for clients front doors and landing windows through the years. A beautiful window or door can become the focal point of any home. Combining Gluechip textured bevels with a Gluechip background overlay produces a beautiful effect that can only be appreciated when seen ‘in the flesh’.
American Bevelled Glass
One of the most popular requests we receive is for our American Bevelled Glass style. These designs are mainly made using hundreds of small rectangle and square pieces. The reason we call this style ‘American bevelled’ is because this style of covering whole panels with lots of bevels has long been a fashion of American glass. You may have seen stunning bevelled glass doorways in some Hollywood movies and TV shows down the years.
Some of the largest orders we have created have been for American Bevelled glass designs featured in our galleries. The great thing about using rectangles and squares is the patterns can be adjusted to fit most glass sizes. The pencil bevels come in many different widths and lengths so our glass artists have endless possibilities when creating patterns. As with all orders, we create computer generated proofs of how your glass will look before we make it. You can see an example of a drawing for a previous client here.
See some examples
As stated, we usually create American Bevelled Glass patterns mainly using rectangles and squares but shaped clusters also work well. Our previous client Mrs Cantor had an amazing feature window featuring a shaped centre cluster. She was actually American and wanted a little bit of the USA in her UK home. Another client – Mrs Kandhari lives in the London area and she had a beautiful doorway created using hundreds of bevelled pieces. Some of these pieces were also curved and shaped. You can see the result of this job here.
Each time we create a job, we tag the customers drawing so visitors can see what other clients have ordered. We also tag some of the finished photographs of glass commissions and you can view them all in the American Bevelled Glass Tag.
Watch a short video showing some of our past Bevelled Glass examples…
Why not dream up your perfect glass door or window design? You can select clusters and shapes from our extensive bevel library to create your own unique style. There are literally hundreds of different glass pieces featured in the gallery for you to choose from.
If any of the clusters or shapes appeal to you, we can create a computer generated image using your chosen bevels and borders. the image will be shown in your exact glass sizes and we do this for all orders placed. Contact the studio now to find out more about this unique design service.
All bevels featured in our bevel library come with exact dimensions in mm so check they will fit your glass sizes. You will know straight away if your preferred glass bevel will actually fit in your window or door.
View the Bevel Library.
The Benefits Of Modern Bevelled Glass
Although the manufacturing technique has changed over the years, the materials have stayed basically the same. As explained above, bevelled glass is created using hand made bevelled glass clusters assembled together onto one piece of glass. In the olden days the small pieces were held together using lead with no base glass. This technique is like a jigsaw so it’s nowhere near as rigid as a toughened glass panel.
The modern procedure has many advantages over the original technique. Energy conservation is a big concern in todays world and our glass can be created as double glazed units. Even our single glazed toughened glass is a lot more environmentally friendly than the older technique. Using one solid sheet of toughened glass reduces the possibility of the cold weather coming into the home through the ‘gaps in the jigsaw’
Some shapes and clusters can be ordered in bronze, blue or green coloured glass but all come in clear glass. There are also a few bevels available with a Gluechip face which does look amazing. This Victorian style panel shown was created by Leadbitter Glass for the NEC Grand Designs Show 2010. It is constructed using over 130 individual glass pieces and we finished it using 6mm aged lead. The panel measures 870mm wide x 1200mm high and is on show in our studio.
Bevelled Glass Gallery
As with all the types of glass we create, we have created a gallery showing hundreds of bevelled glass patterns to choose from. Our dedicated gallery shows standard patterns in the most popular types of doors and you can change the door colour. As a result of this feature you will get to see how your preferred design looks in you own door.
The gallery also features fanlight designs and Charles Rennie Mackintosh designs to browse. You can find the gallery by clicking Bevelled Glass in the menu above or click the image below.