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What Are Window Films?
Windows are an integral and welcome feature of buildings, whatever their age, but there can be negative consequences associated with glass. These include temperature extremes, loss of energy, glare, fading of furnishings, privacy, plus of course safety issues.

Window films are the the simplest and cost economical way to combat these and other problems, whilst at the same time enhancing the benefits of glass.

Solar films
- energy efficient UV reflective films to reduce uncomfortable heat, glare and fading of furnishings .Solar control window film applied to the interior of your windows is a transparent "solar shield" that can reject up to 80% of the sun's heat. In summer your home is cooler and more comfortable, so you can save on energy bills. In winter, some window films trap room heat for year -round comfort.

Solar control window films are available with a scratch resistant coating and in a variety of elegant tints like bronze and gray, and in neutral tones that appear virtually invisible on your windows.

Safety and security films
- Protection from Accidental Injury

Like an invisible shield, security films offer protection from broken glass when accidents occur at home and at work. When ordinary annealed glass breaks, it poses considerable danger. The shattered pieces become daggers that can cause serious injury or even death. Engineered with powerful adhesives, security films reduce the hazard of broken glass by keeping the pieces together and safely attached to the film.

Protection from Violent Weather

When Mother Nature loses her temper, devastation and loss is sure to follow. Glass is always one of the first casualties during a hurricane, tornado or earthquake. During violent weather when glass breaks, wind, rain and flying debris are given full access to your home or office, causing property damage and destruction.

Security films are Mother Nature's match. Able to withstand extraordinary wind and force, security film helps prevent entry of water and wind-borne debris, providing superior protection 24-hours a day. Disasters can strike with little or no warning; security films are always ready.

Protection from Crime

Windows and doors are the most vulnerable parts of your home or place of business. They are points of entry for criminals and smash-and-grab thieves. Glass is an inviting target for vandals intent on mischief or worse.

Alarms and security systems are helpful, but provide little protection from experienced or determined intruders. With security films, intruders cannot readily penetrate the glass, even by striking it with a heavy implement. Usually they become discouraged and quickly depart for some easier target.


Protection from Explosions

Bombs. Industrial explosions. Terrorist attacks. In an instant, an explosion can fire broken glass fragments at lethal speeds. Research conducted after explosions, points to flying and broken glass as one of the main causes of death or injury.

While nothing can completely protect against powerful explosions, security films have proven their effectiveness in these moments of extreme danger.

Privacy films
- privacy films make glass look great in offices and working spaces. Frosted and pattern films create privacy without spoiling an open and stylish environment.

Translucent privacy films are used to give two-way privacy, but at the same time, maintain a good level of natural light. These window films have a finely textured translucent matt finish and can be applied to new or existing glass.

One of the great advantages of privacy films when compared to acid etching or screen printing is that the films can be quickly and easily applied on site, without removing the glass. Applying privacy films gives you the option to remove, replace or update designs in the future if required.

For privacy screening combined with attractive bespoke designs we can supply privacy films with cut outs to your own specifications. As well as adding a distinctive designer style to your office interior, the use of privacy films allows some through vision for reception areas and meeting rooms, where total screening is not required

Graphics films
Window films can also be used to produce personalised window graphics for long term or temporary application to glass.

Company logos can be used repeatedly to reinforce a coporate identity programme or for manifestation of large glazed panels.

The logo or design can be made in the appropriate film (eg acid etch effect) and applied to plain glass or alternatively reverse cut out of a filmed panel.

Manifestation films
- Glass manifestation film products are for upgrading glazing in accordance with Health and Safety recommendations which advocate the marking of large uninterrupted glazed areas.

Specifically, the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992, Regulation 14 states that:

"Every window or other translucent surface in a wall or partition . door or gate shall, where necessary for reasons of health safety.be appropriately marked or incorporate features so as in either case to make it apparent."

Manifestation marking can take the form of dots, squares, stripes etc or bespoke designs repeated at appropriate intervals and heights.

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