If you are interested in commissioning a stained glass window, door panel or decorative piece, the procedure is usually as follows:
If you are local, Flora will make an appointment to visit you and discuss your requirements, or you may prefer to visit her workshop (by appointment) where you can see reference books and glass samples. If you are not local, we can still start the design process using email, phone and post. This initial design consultation is free of charge.
Once initial design ideas have been discussed, you will be given a ball park quote. If you are happy to proceed, we would then finalise design ideas and produce a formal quotation. At that stage you will be required to pay a one third deposit to confirm the order.
Upon receipt of the deposit, a scale sketch of the design would be made and the full size plans drawn up and posted to you, or you may prefer to come to the studio to view them. Also at this stage the glass colours can be selected (samples can be posted or viewed at the workshop).
From this point, lead time is usually 4-8 weeks, depending on workload. For large projects the timescale may be longer. On larger commissions, a mid-way payment will be invoiced for, and the final payment is due upon completion of the windows.
Once the windows are ready they can be hand-delivered to you, or you are welcome to collect them. Fitting of the windows can be arranged, or you may prefer to undertake this yourself.
Prices for stained glass can vary enormously depending on the complexity of the design, the type of glass used and whether there is any kiln-fired painting involved. As a general rule, you can expect to pay £80 - £600 per square foot plus fitting and/or delivery costs.