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 the 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 once approved, the full size plans drawn up and posted to you (or I can bring to site and check final measurements), 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 12 - 24 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. As a general rule, you can expect to pay £200 - £1,000 per square foot, depending on the complexity of the design, the type of glass used and how much glass painting is involved, and there is a minimum order value of £300. Delivery and/or fitting costs are extra.