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Keep Jack Frost Outside This Winter

Let WF Glazing Protection Ltd help turn your conservatory into a space that can be used comfortably during the summer & winter!   ✅ Temperature control to help reduce heat loss by up to 38% during the winter   ✅ Reduce annoying glare by up to 78% as the low winter sun begins to take effect   ✅ Increased protection of up to 99.9% against sun damage and UV fading   ✅ Cost effective and far cheaper than installing replacement windows   Get in touch today for a free no obligation quote. Reduce Heat Loss During Winter During the winter, there can be no escaping the fact that even the most energy efficient glazing will lose heat. As your heating gets cranked up, energy bills can become unnecessarily high as you battle to keep your rooms warm. Whatever your climate, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film Climate Control 75 can help to keep you and your family comfortable all year round. The unique low emissivity, or “Low E”, coating helps retain warmth in the winter and cool air in the summer by increasing your windows’ insulation value. A single-pane performs close to a double pane, a double-pane performs close to a triple-pane. Virtually invisible, the look of your window barely changes, inside or out. Yet it still helps protect furniture, floors, upholstery and artwork from UV rays that are the main cause of fading. Easier and more affordable than replacing your windows, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film is an efficient, cost-effective way to meet your window insulation needs. 3M Thinsulate Visible Light Transmission Heat Loss Reduction Total Solar Energy Rejection UV Reduction Climate Control 75 74% 38% 47% 99.9% [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|Window Film|0 Comments

Safety Window Film – Taking Security to a New Level

There can be little doubt that glass can be a fragile and potentially dangerous material, which presents a significant chance of injury and secondary damage when broken. Regulation 14 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states that glass in risk critical locations must meet specified safety standards, and through the application of specialist safety window film from WF Glazing Protection, you can be certain to receive an efficient and highly effective solution. How Does Safety Window Film Work? Safety window film has been designed to substantially reduce the negative impact of broken glass. If untreated or standard glazing breaks, the shards can fall away from the frame creating an immediate and dangerous hazard. However the application of safety window film helps to hold the broken glass in place to prevent it from causing any further problems. The application of safety film will upgrade glass to safety glass standards, thus ensuring that there will be no need to incur the additional expense of undertaking an expensive glazing replacement programme to ensure health and safety compliance is met. Turning a Weakness into a Strength With the 3M™ Safety and Security Window Films available from WF Glazing Protection, we will be able to help you turn your windows from one of your property’s weaknesses into one of its strengths. By offering proven help against threats such as break-ins, and the increasing threat posed by extreme weather, 3M™ Safety and Security Window Films have been designed to help hold the glass fragments together, reducing potential injury from flying glass during a breakage. Because these films are designed to hold the glass together, they work to form a stronger barrier, absolutely perfect for slowing down and [...]

By | August 25th, 2018|Safety Window Film|0 Comments

Window Film – The Investment That Keeps On Giving

Do you find your business productivity starts to take a nose dive during periods when temperature takes a dramatic turn? When it comes to the work place, if your staff can’t stand the heat or the cold… productivity will suffer and because of the direct effect this will have on your income earning capacity, this is something that must be addressed at the earliest possible opportunity. Forward Thinking Business Owners There is an obligation for business owners to ensure that office temperatures do not become too cold during the winter.  Workrooms should normally be at least: 16°C, or 13°C if much of the work is physical.  Visit the Health & Safety Executive for further information - http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/temperature.htm  There is no such obligation in place for to help regulate office temperatures during the summer. However, there can be little doubt that forward thinking business owners need to recognise the negative impact that serious fluctuations in temperature can have on productivity. Fascinating Insight A study by the renowned Cornell University in the UK provided some very interesting results – “When the office temperature in a month-long study increased from 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, typing errors fell by 44 percent and typing output jumped 150 percent.” "At 77 degrees Fahrenheit, workers who were keyboarding 100 percent of the time with a 10 percent error rate, but at 68 degrees, their keying rate went down to 54 percent of the time with a 25 percent error rate,"  “Temperature is certainly a key variable that can impact performance." For further information on this study please click on the following link - http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2004/10/warm-offices-linked-fewer-typing-errors-higher-productivity  Creating the Optimum Conditions It stands to reason that the majority of office based employees will [...]

By | August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reducing Our Environmental Impact

Investors in the Environment is a national accreditation scheme designed to help organisations reduce their Carbon Footprint and therefore their impact on the wider community. As a result, businesses are also able to reduce their own risk through lowering their reliance on key raw materials such as oil and gas. Businesses also save money on costs and can attract customers with a strong sense of social impact. To achieve the Green Award, businesses must have an environmental policy that commits to legal compliance and has identified the areas of environmental impact. Alongside this they assign responsibility for environmental action to a key member of staff – known as the Green Champion. They then have to measure at least 6 resources on a monthly basis, including Gas, Electricity, Water and then other resources such as paper, waste, and business travel. Once this is established, they complete a carbon footprint analysis and are expected to set annual reduction targets of at least 2% along with SMART action plans to help them meet their targets. Employee engagement is a key part of the accreditation as it is far easier to achieve the goals set if everyone is working towards them. We ask our members to take part in activities such as zero waste week, green week, and committing to a paperless office. There is also the opportunity to get involved with external activities such as litter picks and volunteering at local nature reserves. They are expected to keep them informed of the impact the joint efforts are having on the overall carbon footprint. Award Night Around 30 people came along to share the success of local businesses who are working to reduce their environmental impact each year. [...]

By | July 26th, 2018|Accreditations|0 Comments

WF Glazing Protection’s Green Award Renewed For 2018

We are delighted to have been awarded the Investors in the Environment Green Award for the fourth year running for our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and for continuous ongoing improvements. Who Are iiE? Investors in the Environment (iiE) are a nationwide environmental accreditation scheme which has been designed to help businesses save money and positively impact the environment by improving their energy efficiency and reducing their negative environmental footprint. They provide all the help, support, promotion and networking needed to make your business greener whilst ensuring that you receive recognition for their green initiatives. Accreditations Available The iiE accreditation scheme has been created to help offer proof that a business has implemented an effective environmental management plan with the goal of reducing their environmental impact. The step-by-step approach within each accreditation level allows businesses to set achievable targets and establish a pathway of continual improvement. To help recognise and reward businesses for their efforts towards becoming more environmentally friendly, the iiE have created 3 different awards: Green Silver Bronze The ‘Green Award’ is the highest achievable level within the iiE and we are absolutely delighted to have achieved this standard for the third consecutive year. As part of our Investors in the Environment accreditation process we have worked with the Woodland Trust to create 250m2 of new native woodland. In time this will absorb at least 10 tonnes of carbon dioxide, helping with our strategy to reduce our business carbon footprint. The Accreditation Process As part of the accreditation process, the iiE completed an onsite audit whilst requiring us to demonstrate an energy efficiency increase of 2% (minimum) over an agreed baseline. How Did We Achieve This? [...]

By | July 18th, 2018|Accreditations|0 Comments

A Commitment To Excellence

Commercial and residential property owners throughout have turned to us for over 10 years and our reputation is states that our customers can expect to receive the highest quality results and will ensure the job is done right the first time, promptly. How Can Window Film Help You? There are a wide variety of reasons why people choose to have the windows of their property tinted. Aesthetics has always been a popular reason, however energy savings, increased safety and privacy, comfort and UV protection are now very common choices amongst our customers. We guarantee total professionalism and service combined with a fair pricing policy that ensures our clients pay the right price every time. We strive to offer the most competitive quotation possible, our experienced and highly skilled team of staff ensure your expectations are met and indeed exceeded. Offering Wide Ranging Benefits The application of window tinting for a commercial property is something that should be viewed as an investment due to its wide ranging benefits. Alongside increasing the aesthetics of the building, increased energy efficient will be achieved by the qualities of the window film helping to block out heat and cold. Specialist window tinting will also help to filter out the sun’s harmful UV (Ultra Violet) rays, thus reducing the fading of office furniture, carpets and curtains, stock etc, helping to increase their lifespan. Window tinting film provides a strong shield, designed to rebuff scratches. It will also help to keep the glass in place if it breaks. Our expert installation team apply the film to the glass so it is guaranteed not to flake or delaminate. By choosing WF Glazing Protection for your commercial or residential window tinting project, you [...]

By | June 26th, 2018|Window Film|0 Comments

Using Solar Control Window Film Can Help Your Business To Save Money

A significant percentage of energy can be lost through. Heat during the winter and air conditioning coolant during the summer, the energy bills for your business can take a real hammering if you have energy inefficient windows. The issue is complicated when considering the alternative; installing double pane glass windows in an attempt to control this heat loss can be costly in itself.  So either way you are looking at a major cost for warmth. Many modern property and business owners have recently become aware of the many benefits that this remarkable budget-friendly innovation can have on their property investment. Not only by slashing the costs of their energy bills but doing so at a considerably lower price than other alternatives. Following are some of the most prominent advantages of solar control window film, in terms of energy saving solutions: An Easy Installation This solar control film is a thin sheet of material that will be applied right onto your windows. Installation is a quick and easy affair, your home will be finished in a day or two at the most and energy savings commence immediately. Highly Efficient Energy Saving Solution The paper thin material that will be retrofitted to the windows of the building will benefit your home in the same way as installing double pane glass windows. Unlike the installation of double pane glass windows, however, the installation costs are relatively low. Year Round Benefits Due to the innovative development of this quality window film, solar control window film can act as an effective insulation, forming an impassable barrier between the comfortable conditioning inside the home and the harsher elements outside. These benefits work year round too! In the summer you solar [...]

By | June 26th, 2018|Window Film|0 Comments

How to Improve The Energy Efficiency Of Your Building With Window Film

Going green isn't just popular because of the new emphasis on environmentalism and clean energy to fight climate change, there are also a variety of other reasons why choosing the 'green' option for your building should not be overlooked. While property improvements such as solar panels and spray foam insulation have received a lot of attention, other great options like special window film haven't received the attention they deserve. While many of the other property improvement options often require a significant investment, the installation of quality window film can be a huge help to keep a house or commercial building a little more cool, saving on air conditioning bills during sweltering summer months or warmer during the winter months. A good film can make a radical difference in the overall monthly electric bills and there is a lot to like about this simple yet powerful home improvement. Looking at the Benefits of Window Film There are several things to like about the benefits that a good window film has to offer. Major benefits of installing window film include: Improved energy efficiency to save on monthly utility bills Reduced glare off the windows Slightly more indoor privacy during the day, even without curtains Blocks a lot of heat caused by direct sunlight Reduces the need for air conditioning Window film is easy to buy and easy to install A Long Term Investment These benefits make it obvious why window film is seen as such a quality investment in property improvement, especially in climates that have very long and hot summers, requiring a longer cooling season in order to stay comfortable. In Conclusion When it comes to making your house or commercial building as comfortable, modern, [...]

By | May 25th, 2018|Window Film|0 Comments

Creating An Invisible Security Banner For Your Business

A break in can prove to be a severe blow to any business and has the potential to put a significant strain on operations and profit. It is therefore crucial to take preventative action by installing effective security equipment. There can be no doubt that glazing of any type can be a potential weakness when it comes to the security of a property. Deter & Delay Potential Thieves Available in a variety of different thicknesses, our security window films can delay and deter opportunistic thieves by increasing the impact resistance of your windows. Our range of security film can be installed both inside and outside of almost any building and offers the perfect complement to other window films which offer effective protection against glare, fading and privacy issues amongst others. Thankfully, the days of unattractive ‘window grilles’ are now long behind us by applying specialist security window film can help to provide an almost invisible level of security along with all important peace of mind. Not only can the application of window film help you to sleep easier at night, for business owners it can also help you to comply with existing legislation. Are You Complying With Regulations? 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. Contact WF Glazing Protection Today To Help Improve The [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Security|0 Comments

Window Film – 5 Reasons Why ALL Homeowners Must Have This Installed

Absolutely ideal for a variety of different uses, the installation of different varieties of window film can be used to improve privacy levels, reduce glare and even offer solar control properties. Best of all, this can all be done without sacrificing light levels or changing the aesthetics of your house too dramatically. 5 Amazing Reasons to Turn To Window Film If you are still a little unsure, please check out the following 5 reasons that we believe everyone should have window film installed into their home. No. 1 – It Offers The Perfect Alternative To Curtains & Blinds Whilst the installation of curtains or blinds are still the ‘old school’ choice for many, they can result in the increased need for cleaning within your home along with making the room seem a little smaller. However, the installation of window film can help to make a huge difference to your chosen rooms often resulting in them feeling both bigger and brighter. No. 2 – You Don't Have To Sacrifice Light For Privacy Home privacy can be an issue for many people, especially during the dark winter nights where it can be all too easy for neighbours and passers-by to see into your home when the lights are on. Thankfully the application of specialist privacy window film can significantly reduce the ability of people to see into your property whilst not reducing the amount of light being let into your home. No. 3 – We Can Create Something Just for You! Are you a little tired of the way the exterior of your property looks? Although most window film is completely transparent, there is a great range of window film which is available in different colours [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments