“Not long after moving into our new house and deciding to use the conservatory as a playroom for our two year old daughter we discovered the need to protect her from harmful UV rays. We had also purchased a new leather sofa that we knew would be susceptible to sun damage. After much research we decided on the window film approach. Dave came to visit us and explain how the different films work and the benefits that each gave.
After the visit we decided straight away to use WF Glazing Protection. We normally get at least three quotations for any work on the house, but because of the way that Dave presented the 3M Night Vision25 for the roof and 3M Prestige70 for the vertical windows along with the feedback he had from previous customers we decided that this was the right company to do business with.
The installation was challenging due to the shape of the roof but the team were extremely professional and carried out the work without any issues. They were quick and efficient and left the place spotless. Great Job!
We are now looking forward to the summer knowing that our daughter is safe to play and the room will be a much more comfortable temperature.”
“The windows at the rear of our property are all south facing and as a consequence we found ourselves drawing the curtains during the day to keep the heat out and stop fading. We were in the process of considering installing air-conditioning when we got a leaflet from WF Glazing Protection advertising window films, through our letterbox. We had thought about window films and dismissed them as not a very good idea due to stories of them peeling off and the silver mirrored effect of the 70’s came to mind.
However, the leaflet talked of new technology and advances in manufacturing window film so we decided to contact WF Glazing Protection for advice and a free quotation.
We discussed the problems we were experiencing with Dave and decided to have the 3M™ Prestige70 solar control film applied to all of the windows on the rear of our property.
Since the film has been applied we have experienced a significant reduction in heat gain so the house is much cooler with no loss of light and no fading.
We have been very happy with the installation, level of service and cost of the window film and would recommend it to anyone experiencing problems like ours. It’s also much cheaper and more environmentally friendly than air conditioning.”
As you can see from the photo you cannot tell there is any film on the windows.
The Litmus Building, Nottingham
The brand new, award winning premises in the heart of Nottingham required a privacy solution to the windows of the tenants’ swimming pool.
The architects at Lace Market Properties stipulated that the effect must be graduated to keep the perception of clarity from inside of the pool.
Working together to meet their requirements WF Glazing Protection specified and sourced 3M™ Fasara™ Illumina Decorative Window Film.
A graduating film from white frost to clear that has an anti-bacterial coating to resist finger marks and a 5 year warranty against peeling.
The project was completed on time with minimum disruption on behalf of main contractor Laing O’Rourke.
3M & Fasara are trademarks of the 3M Company
Reducing the amount of sun radiation entering a building allows you to keep the temperature of your office or home under control. This saves energy through reduced air conditioning costs, increases comfort by keeping glare under control, and protects interior furnishings from sun damage.
3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film sends direct sunlight up towards the ceiling, bouncing natural light deeper into a building. As well as dispersing extra light in a more uniform way throughout a room it also reduces glare, increasing comfort for people within the space. In addition, the energy used to light rooms is reduced making it an energy efficient choice.
Time Lapse Video
This Time Lapse demo video of 3M Daylight Redirecting Film demonstrates how micro-replicated film redirects light toward the ceiling, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day in your commercial office building.
3M™ Daylight Redirecting Films
Get natural daylight further into your building and reduce glare from direct light with 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Films. Our window films provide a simple, effective daylighting solution that comfortably brings natural light deeper into buildings. Made of micro-structured prisms, the films redirect 80% of incoming daylight up towards the ceiling and diffuse the light to distribute it more evenly. Bringing natural light deeper into buildings helps to promote wellbeing for occupants, as well as helping to reduce the need for artificial lighting, saving energy. They’re easily integrated into new or existing windows and require no maintenance or special cleaning.
- Integrate easily into new or existing windows
- Redirect natural light back into a building by as much as 12 m or more
- Reduce glare and discomfort caused by direct sunlight on occupants
- Helps to reduce dependence on electric lighting
- No maintenance or special cleaning required
- For commercial, public and residential buildings
Accidents happen, as do deliberate acts of violence. We can’t stop them, but we can increase our protection against them. One of the most common causes of injury and death in the event of an explosion is flying fragments of glass. Safety films, in combination with an impact protection system, are designed to hold glass together, keeping it in its frame and helping to protect you against flying glass fragments.
Fortunately, you can help protect your building and your business against break-ins, vandalism and even bomb blasts with 3M™ Safety & Security Window Films and 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems, which help to hold window glass together in the event of breakage.
How safe are your windows?
In 1992, Health, Safety and Welfare Regulation 14 came into force, requiring that “every window or other transparent or translucent surface in a wall, partition, door or gate should, where necessary for reasons of health or safety, be of a safety material or be protected against breakage; and be appropriately marked or incorporate features to make it apparent.”
This regulation applies to a wide range of workplaces including offices, shops, schools, hospitals, hotels and places of entertainment.
Business owners and landlords who do not comply could face significant legal consequences if their employees, customers or even passers-by are injured by broken, falling or flying glass from their properties.
Our safety window films are certified to BS EN12600 in accordance with current UK Health & Safety legislation and can upgrade existing glazing to the appropriate standards.
Reduce your risk by reinforcing your windows
Whether you’re in a big city or a small town, thieves can victimize your business and go after easy smash-and-grab targets — making your glass doors and ground floor windows vulnerable.
3M™ Safety & Security Window Films and 3M™ Impact Protection Attachment Systems make it more difficult to get through your windows, helping to reduce your losses during smash-and-grab crimes.
- Help protect people and property
- Keep the welcoming appearance of your property without adding bars or other physical barriers
- Thicker adhesive helps hold broken glass together, hindering break-and-enter crimes
- Tear-resistance offers excellent performance over standard films
- Help protect against broken glass shards and unlawful entry
Mitigate glass-related injuries and damage
Bomb threats seem like a daily occurrence, often involving schools, government buildings and commercial facilities. And accidental explosions are real-life everyday risks for many industrial, lab and manufacturing plants. You can reduce the risk of glass-related injuries and damage during blasts by reinforcing your windows with 3M™ Safety & Security Films that help hold glass together during blast events.
- Reduce risks from impact energy
- Get additional protection from blasts thanks to tear resistance
- Help prevent glass shards from becoming lethal projectiles
- Lessen your operation down time