Much of our new-design work is for the leisure industry, or civic and ecclesiastical projects, so we regularly work with architects and interior designers to design a product that fulfils the specific need of the client for each individual project.

To work out initial designs and costings a meeting with the designer/architect at their practice may be helpful, where the proposed scheme and sample boards can be discussed. Where the building has important architectural and design content, a site meeting may be preferred.

Sometimes, for more contemporary schemes, fused glass may be considered more appropriate at this stage. Please see the examples under R & D.

Having discussed the requirements of the project, various design proposals can now be drawn up, and offered to the best contenders in their field for pricing. The selection of these candidates depends on their specialist skills, and whether the project requires leaded lights, art worked stained glass, copper foiled work, fused glass, or perhaps 3D architectural features such as ceilings or domes. Not all companies are equally good at everything! We can advise on this.

St. Aidan's C of E High School, Harrogate

Client Representative - Mr Steve Hatcher, Deputy Head.
Architect - Mr Peter Eves, Richard J Eves Associates, Harrogate, HG1 1ED

When a new school chapel was first proposed for completion in 2008, according to Steve Hatcher, the Deputy Head, the first 'definite' in the scheme was a stained glass window by Paul Lucker Designs.

The reason? Because a decade earlier we had completed the 'original' set of windows in the school's new Constance Green Chapel and the distinctive design, with its central artworked Celtic cross within a sunburst of radiating colour, became the iconic symbol of the school, featuring on everything from stationery to publicity material.

Construction - copper foil with heavy bead. Glazed into secondary rebates in hi-tech aluminium glazing system.
Project completed early 2008.

 

Residential Property - Eldon House (Green Man & Woman)

For this project the client required new stained glass transom windows for this 1880 property.

The original leaded lights were a plain rectangular grid and it was decided to retain this format for the new 'green man & woman' windows. Source material for the style and colour was supplied by the client to satisfy their very distinct and unusual requirements.

Although these are entirely new windows many visitors to the house apparently admire the windows but assume they are old.

Construction - Traditional stained glass/leaded light.