Lead Window Restoration in Cobham, Surrey

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Fairmile Avenue is a stunning road in the charming village of Cobham, Surrey. As stained glass window specialists, we had the task of removing lead panels from a house’s stairwell feature in Fairmile Avenue in order to provide a complete and full restoration. The Lead Window Restoration Process Once moved to our workshop, the first task … Read More

Littledown House Leaded Window Restoration Case Study

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Littledown House is a six-bedroom Edwardian family home built in 1904. Steve Sherriff stained glass specialists conducted a lead window restoration to the ground floor opening window frames, to restore their original beauty, of which many were in a particularly bad state. The lead window frame repair process After carefully removing the windows, we began … Read More

Woodbury House Leaded Window Restoration Case Study

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The House Woodbury House is a stunning Grade two listed Manor House in Longparish, Hampshire. Steve Sherriff stained glass specialists were asked to refurbished its unique oval metal opening frames and conduct a leaded window restoration matching the original design. Leaded Window Restoration Firstly, the oval opening window frames were catalogued removed, de-glazed and repaired … Read More

Steve Sherriff Now a Member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen

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Steve Sherriff is proud to announce that we are now a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, due to our outstanding work in stained glass windows and doors, leaded windows and more. The Guild of Master Craftsmen is a respected, quality online directory of skilled craftsmen across a range of industries. The directory includes … Read More

Parnham House Fire: A Lost Piece of Dorset History

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Last week’s fire at Parnham House marked a devastating loss of Dorset history. Once a stunning building boasting incredible Elizabethan architecture, Parnham House was a stellar example of timeless stained glass window design. Here are a few photographs of what the house looked like before the fire. Unspoilt beauty Complete with luscious greenery, a winding … Read More

How Stained Glass is Used to Tell Stories

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Stained glass windows are one of society’s most primitive methods of storytelling. Whilst their original storytelling purpose came about in the sixth century to depict Biblical stories to the illiterate masses, they are still used today in churches across the world. Here is an overview of how stained glass is used to tell stories. Sequential … Read More

Leaded Windows vs. uPVC

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Leaded windows give character to any property and to change their proportions or visual acuity can make the property unbalanced. However, as homes become increasingly modern, many people choose uPVC windows instead. Providing your house is not listed nor in a conservation area this can be acceptable but care should be chosen to get the … Read More

Nature’s Own Stained Glass Window: The Creation of Glass Beach

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Litter is known for ruining picturesque landscapes. However, Kaleidoscope Beach in Russia has seen ‘Mother Nature’ use litter to create one of the country’s most beautiful locations. Looking at the photos, it is no wonder why this location is a favourite of stained glass specialists Steve Sherriff. How was Glass Beach formed? Once a dumping … Read More

5 Examples of Art-Deco Stained Glass Windows

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Art-Deco, short for Arts Decoratifs, was the predominant decorative style of the 1920s and 1930s. This style, characterised by its geometric shapes and bold colours, saw the creation of many stunning stained glass windows. Here are 5 examples of using art-deco beautifully today. Council Chamber Skylight This leaded window is one of the most stunning … Read More

Early History of Stained Glass Windows

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Stained glass windows are an ancient art form. With their designs used across the world and ever-evolving, these windows stand as an archaic and beautiful reminder of the past. Here is a brief summary of the early history and origins of stained glass and leaded windows. Early origins of stained glass windows The first stained … Read More