cheryyl. glass window. February 26th , 2018.
Stained glass windows history began around 300 AD, being introduced into newly built churches by architects of that era. The beautifully designed glass told stories from the bible and soon began to be known as the poor man′s bible. During the 16th Century there was much destruction to churches due to religious upset which, led to a need for restoration of stained glass windows.
Because the pieces of glass used are smaller, more intricate detailing can be made. This also makes the stained glass window panel stronger. In fact, many cities will allow the use of foiled panels in doors and sidelights without the need for safety glass.
Color, texture and opacity are also aspects of your design to consider. Glass can have colors as clear as Jello, or swirls, or only register a change in brightness, but not what′s beyond the glass. It can be poured into molds so one side looks like pebbles or bubbles. It can have a metallic or crystalline sheen. Shape can also be part of your window panel design- rectangular, arched, polyhedral, trapezoid, parallelogram; whatever the shape of your window, the window panel can be designed to fill it. [You could even have one shaped like a Christmas tree, but your builder would probably have a fit.] Once you have found the design you want, within your budget; make sure (if you have not already done so) you see examples of similar work. Ask for references and check with them on quality and timeliness. While your stained glass window panel is being crafted, (again, if not done before) find an installer that is qualified to work with this type of glass.
Designing and building a glass block shower wall or window should not be rocket science - but there are wide array of sizes and patterns to choose from that can make the task seem difficult. This article will provide specific tips and steps to ensure you get the right size blocks for your job.
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