At Glasshaus Studio, we can fabricate fanlights using stained glass lead came, or by incorporating the original technique which involves fabricating composite glazing bars.
At Glasshaus Studio, we can fabricate fanlights using stained glass lead came, or by incorporating the original technique which involves fabricating composite glazing bars. Our glazing bars compose of a lead profile with a zinc glazing fin as an alternative to the older iron fin, originally used circa. 1770 onwards.
If our client is seeking an authentic style fanlight to be installed, our highly skilled design team and craftsmen have the experience and ability to replicate and create fanlights to the finest standard available. These can range from the earlier radiating and elliptical designs to the later, less ornate teardrop and bat wing designs. For all our new fanlights we use handmade cylinder restoration glass as standard which is the closest alternative to crown glass and would have originally been used in fanlights.
Conservation of fanlights
In addition to fabricating new fanlights we offer clients a fanlight conservation repair service. Fanlights often contain original crown glass which is precious due to its rarity and we always recommend that fanlights & sidelights of interest should be retained and repaired only as needed, with the aim of retaining all original functioning elements. We can undertake less disruptive small repairs in situ or in more extreme cases, remove the fanlight to our studio for repair.