Leadlight windows are a distinctive feature of many of New Zealand’s older buildings. These range from the ornate windows found in churches and other public buildings, through to residential dwellings that are still present today.
Leadlight windows are typically found in dwellings that were designed and constructed within the bungalow and villa architectural periods. The degree of detail used in these designs would have depended on how affluent the property owners were at the time of construction.
Up to the end of the 19th Century the villa was the most dominant housing style in New Zealand. Architecture in this period incorporated brightly coloured glass windows, which were some of the earliest leadlights used in New Zealand. The predominant leadlight designs leading into the 1900’s were Victorian and Edwardian.
The skills used to create beautiful leadlight windows are still present today. Using new technology to create glass in the traditional manner has enabled modern craftsmen to create authentic leadlight windows, which are custom made for the customer using a range of traditional or modern designs.
Bungalow & Villa have worked closely with Glassarts for many years and have a good working relationship which means that purchasing leadlight windows for your joinery is a hassle free experience.
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