After completing traditional apprenticeships, gaining Glass and Glazing Federation Leaded Light Grade A Craftsman Certificates and working at what was then United Builders Merchants (Glass), Directors Andrew Marczynski (Ret) and David Morris founded Design Glass in September 1989.
Over the past two decades we are proud of the fact that Design Glass Ltd has grown to be one of the country’s biggest stained glass and leaded light makers. Today Design Glass employs six people, five of whom are leaded light craftsmen along with one administrative member of staff.We also have an ongoing commitment to apprenticeships in order to secure the preservation of this traditional craft.
From the beginning work of a conservation and heritage nature was under taken. One such early major project was the restoration of the Leaded Lights at Hawkshead Grammar School in the Lake District famous for giving us William Wordsworth.
Since then many hundred of projects have been completed both as contractor and subcontractor. Examples of these include work at numerous churches, most recently St Hilda’s in Leeds, St Paul’s in Shipley and St Mary’s in Batley. We also supplied the stained glass restoration for Gorton Park Monastery in Manchester as a subcontractor and supplied and fitted the Leaded Lights to Keighley Library. Harpurhey Baths was a major refurbishment where we handled all the stained glass restoration, in this case even going as far as to actually manufacture some of the glass ourselves to ensure a perfect match.
We use a range of innovative techniques throughout our work .These range from computer aided design packages used to develop our Glass Domes to hot glass work which is our specialty ,with our kilns being able to handle up to one and two meter lengths at one time.We have even coloured our own glass to ensure a perfect match.
We are conversant with the latest in conservation techniques and all work is fully documented before during and after installation with copies being handed over to the client upon completion if required.
We also offer a full report and documentation service whereby we are able to offer advice and suggestions as to the best course of action to preserve valuable stained glass
Welcome to Design Glass
At Design Glass we design, build and install all types of decorative glass - from a small front door panel to the largest of stained glass ceilings. From restoration and conservation, to new work whether modern or traditional we can accommodate any size of project in our Yorkshire workshop.
Our unrivalled experience in the glass trade enables you to order with confidence knowing that your project will look as good in reality as it does on paper.
To find out how to take the next step towards turning your idea into reality, simply turn to the 'Contact us' page and let us know your requirements, or take time to look through some of our completed projects on the 'Projects' page and throughout the rest of our website. See what can be achieved using traditional skills and methods - remember, anything is possible!!