Lead designs

Lead profiles from a world leading supplier

Glasscraft use self-adhesive lead strip manufactured by world leader Regalead. This product is designed to simulate traditional style windows for modern high performance glazing. Glasscraft stock natural silver and coated antique colours. Lead profiles are available in 6mm, 9mm and 12mm with other sizes and colours available to order.

Natural

Antique

Designs available with lead

Lead is often used in diamond and rectangle designs that can be lined through a set of windows. Other designs are available as below.

Diamond

Rectangle

Cleveland

Hanover

Jacobean

Northumberland

Queen Anne

Queen Caroline

Stuart

Westmoreland

Windsor

Leading Parameters

Some obscure patterns are quite textured and prevent the application of lead strip therefore we can only lead both sides of Contora, Pelerine, Sycamore, Chantilly and Glasscraft Stipple patterns.

All other obscure glasses may be leaded but only on the outside.

We cannot lead onto low e glass as the coating may be damaged during the application process.

Lead deposits and dulling

Natural silver lead is a raw metal alloy that will oxidize when it comes into contact with the atmosphere. The initial mirror finish gradually dulls down to form a natural grey patina. During this process, the lead may look discoloured with various colours appearing on the surface. Excess rainfall can cause spotting or white powdery deposits to form. This is normal.

The deposits can be wiped away but avoid polishing as this will mean the process will start again! Eventually the dull grey patina will develop. The time this will take is variable and dependant on weather, location, and other atmospheric conditions local to the installation.

Please be relaxed should you experience this phenomenon, as we have over 35-years history of lead design work; all lead develops to the same desired end result but at different speeds.

GlassCraft Brochure downloadRead more about lead oxidisation in our download here:  Lead Oxidation PDF