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4 Window Film Myths – Exposed!

The popularity of window film is increasing all of the time. With such a huge variety of film currently available, many offering their own unique benefits and properties, we strongly believe that it is only a matter of time before almost every property in the UK is benefiting from the positive impact offered by the installation of window film. However, with a little bit of misinformation still out in the public domain, we feel that it is important to clarify some of the facts and figures relating to window film. Snippet No. 1 - Window Film cannot stop the fading of interior furnishings Whilst it is true that window film cannot block 100% of the harmful UV rays which shine through your windows, the facts are that window film can block up to 99% of UV rays and up to 82% of solar heat (depending on the type of window film installed). Therefore window film offers a highly effective solution for anyone looking to reduce the risk of fading to their furnishings. Snippet No. 2 – The application of Window Film will reduce visibility from inside the property Although specific window film, such as privacy window film, is designed to ensure that people cannot see into a property from outside, a significant proportion of window film is barely visible from the outside and will not affect the view from inside at all. Snippet No. 3 – Security Window Film is no real deterrent Security window film is specifically designed to reduce the risk of injury and damage by holding the glass together after it breaks. It also significantly reduces the chances of criminals being able to gain access to your property through any window to [...]

By | June 3rd, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on 4 Window Film Myths – Exposed!

Back To Work – Helping To Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus

With people who cannot work from home now being “actively encouraged” to return to work by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, taking the required steps to maximise the safety of both staff and customers has taken on paramount importance. Health and Safety at Work If you are planning to re-open your workplace, it is essential that you understand the steps which must be taken to make it Covid-19 secure. All employers already have a number of statutory duties which must be adhered to in order to provide a safe place of work. Alongside these duties, there are also a number of general legal duties of care designed for anyone accessing or using your place of business. To discharge these duties, the following steps must be carried out: Carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments to identify the risks. Risk assessments should also look at different groups of workers (e.g. vulnerable workers), for whom you may need to take extra health and safety measures. Implement measures to minimise those risks. You must take all reasonably practicable steps to minimise the risks. This is not the same as having to eliminate the risks altogether. Clearly, with the current Coronavirus crisis, these duties now carry even more importance. To clarify what you need to do, you should refer to the relevant sector-specific guide contained in the government’s guidance on working safely during coronavirus. Product Catalogue Available Ranging from desk screen protectors all the way to floor markings and direction arrows, we have a range of products available to help increase safety levels and ensure compliance with these duties as businesses put plans in place to facilitate a return to work. Our product catalogue features a range of leaflets, [...]

By | May 14th, 2020|PPE|Comments Off on Back To Work – Helping To Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus

Letting In Light Without The Heat

The Prestige Series films from 3M™ (The first-ever clear solar control film) will ensure that your windows let in the light but keep out the heat and damaging UV rays without impacting your home’s aesthetics or your view. Solar heat comes from two primary sources, the visible light you can see and the infrared light you can feel. Prestige Series films from 3M™ combine lower than glass reflectivity with film options that allow most of the light into your home. Prestige Series films allow 40% to 70% of the natural light into your home. The only thing you'll see day or night, inside or out, is a beautiful window. Key Facts Allows high transmission of natural light into your home to provide excellent aesthetics. Multi-layer film rejects up to 97% of infrared light so you can enjoy energy savings and enhanced comfort. Low interior and exterior reflectivity let you enjoy the views from inside while maintaining an attractive look from outside. Non-metallized window film lets you stay connected with mobile devices without interference and no chance for corrosion.  Please Note - You can view additional details of a recent installation by clicking here. Details Prestige Series films from 3M™  Superior comfort and clarity designed to maintain the appearance of your home. Glass windows help make your home beautiful and inviting. But sunlight can create excessive heat and expose your family and possessions to damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Allows high transmission of natural light into your home to provide excellent aesthetics. Multi-layer film rejects up to 97% of infrared light so you can enjoy energy savings and enhanced comfort. Low interior and exterior reflectivity let you enjoy the views from inside while maintaining an attractive [...]

By | May 7th, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on Letting In Light Without The Heat

The Top 4 Benefits Of Sun Control Window Film

For many people, sunlight streaming through their window is something to be enjoyed. However, for some businesses, unfiltered sunlight can actually be costly, damaging and something that needs addressing quickly. Fading caused by the sun can be an expensive problem for a huge variety of businesses. With UV rays, heat and light from the sun all contributing towards fading, stock, furniture and fabric can all fall victim to the damaging effects of unfiltered sunlight. Sun/Solar Control Window Film There are a number of different types of window film available to help protect your stock against the threat of sun damage, all without negatively impacting the view or aesthetics of your window. The installation of specialist sun control window film will allow you to: Maximise your window display without the fear of the sun Save yourself the time and hassle of constantly changing the display Our protective films significantly reduce fading by rejecting up to 99.9% of harmful UV rays and 97% of infra-red heat. Films that reject less than 99% of UV will not offer adequate levels of protection!!! Our range of sun control window film has been handpicked to ensure that it offers only the best possible attributes without compromising the aesthetics of your property in any way. What Causes Fabrics To Fade? It is all about the chemical makeup of an object. The technical term for colour fading is photo degradation. There are light absorbing colour bodies called chromophores that are present in dyes. The colour(s) we see are based upon these chemical bonds and the amount of light that is absorbed in a particular wavelength. Ultraviolet rays from the sun have the ability to break [...]

By | April 22nd, 2020|Solar Control|Comments Off on The Top 4 Benefits Of Sun Control Window Film

Improve Heat Control and Privacy Levels For Your Home This Summer

Solar Gard® Sentinel™ Plus is Solar Gard’s range of exterior window films – which provide maximum heat rejection by being the first line of defence against solar heat and glare. Whilst window film has been used for many years in the commercial world to provide a more comfortable working environment, advances in technology now ensure that you can enjoy precisely the same benefits for your home – with the same high level of service, too. Perhaps you’ve had conservatory blinds fitted, or maybe you’re considering it. It’s one option. Blinds are not necessarily the answer though. Cleaning off dust and flies can be a hassle, plus blinds can block your view and cut out light. And, of course, when they’re pulled up, the sun still fades your furnishings. Designed to offer the best experience in terms of comfort, energy savings, and aesthetics, this range of solar control window films are customised to meet your needs. Key Benefits of Solar Gard® Sentinel™ Window Film Filming the exterior maximizes heat rejection with up to 82% Total Solar Energy Rejected Provides a refreshed and uniform look to dated buildings Maximum heat rejection also means maximum saving on air conditioning costs UV blockers protect people and property from damaging UV rays Recent Installation 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. We recently installed Solar Gard® Sentinel™ Silver20 OSW reflective window film to help reduce maximum levels of the sun’s heat for comfort and provide a mirror finish which we think compliments this beautiful home and garden. Not only [...]

By | April 15th, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on Improve Heat Control and Privacy Levels For Your Home This Summer

Improving Wellbeing At Home

In a previous article, we focused upon the importance of taking steps to help improve wellbeing in the workplace. With the current situation facing the world, many people are now having to work from home. This does not mean that taking positive steps to improve your mental wellbeing should be put on the backburner, in fact, quite the opposite. From effectively dealing with issues such as overheating and glare to privacy, safety and even anti-vandalism, the installation of window film to almost any property offers cost-effective, low maintenance and long-term solution. What Actually is Wellbeing? Before discussing how the wellbeing of individuals can be improved, we must first provide a little background information. The general term "wellbeing" covers a number of aspects of the way people feel about their lives, including their jobs, and their relationships with the people around them. Whilst it is true that the wellbeing of anyone concerns areas of their life including their own character along with their home/social life, research has concluded that employers can have a significant influence on the sense of wellbeing of their employees by helping to improve the overall working conditions of the workplace. Maximising Performance The individual wellbeing of your employees is now widely acknowledged to play a crucial role in helping to improve workplace performance. A recent and comprehensive study* has suggested that working to achieve an improvement in wellbeing will result in improved workplace performance in a number of areas. These include: Profitability (financial performance of your business) Labour Productivity Output/Service Improvements. Job satisfaction - including key aspects such as satisfaction with training, skills development opportunities, how much autonomy employees have in their role are also acknowledged to be positively impacted by improving [...]

By | March 25th, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on Improving Wellbeing At Home

How Window Film Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

The ability to live comfortably in every room of your home shouldn't be too much to ask and thanks to the range of 3M™ Window Films available from WF Glazing Protection Ltd, this is now possible. Whether your issues related to excessive heat and glare, faded furnishings, security or privacy, we have a window film to help you enhance the comfort of your home. Choosing The Right Dealer When you contact WF Glazing Protection Ltd, a 3M™ Authorised Dealer, you can be certain that you will deal with a company that will work quickly to gain a full understanding of your needs, schedule an onsite consultation, recommend a product or products, take measurements and discuss installation logistics. Insulation For Your Windows For decades, insulation has been used in the walls and ceilings of our homes to control the flow of heat between inside and out. 3M Thinsulate Climate Control Window Film works much in the same way. It improves the insulation value of a typical single pane window to that of a double pane window and a double pane window to a triple pane window. This helps keep the warmth in during the winter and the heat out in the summer. Increase The Energy Efficiency Of Your Property 3M Thinsulate Climate Control Window Film is a low emissivity or “low-e” window film which improves the insulation value of a typical single pane window close to that of a double pane window and the insulation value of a typical double pane window close to a triple pane window. This film will make your windows more efficient and save you money on energy costs at a fraction of the cost of replacing your [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|Window Film|Comments Off on How Window Film Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

The Top 3 Benefits of Window Graphics

Many businesses can benefit from the installation of attractive digital print window graphics. From highlighting your business details to promoting what’s available in store, we can help you to achieve your goal with our range of window graphics. The advantages of etched, cut, sandblasted, textured and other decorative glass patterns are clear: Privacy can be customised, light still pours from room to room, and even confined spaces can still feel fresh and open. Achieving these effects using glass surface used to be an expensive endeavour, but now it's possible to keep to your budget with 3M Fasara™, 3M Crystal and 3M Dichroic Glass Finishes. Printed window graphics come in many different shapes, sizes and colours and offer a variety of benefits including: Enhance any glazed area with a design and print process that delivers the most outstanding, high impact graphics onto optically clear polyester film. Create the impression of direct to glass printing without the inherent cost and longer-term problems. When branding changes, the film can be easily removed and replaced with a new design. The Form of Advertising That Keeps on Giving One of the key benefits to businesses offered by digital print window graphics relates to advertising. Whilst many forms of print advertising offer a ‘one-shot’ type deal, leaflets for example, window films can be fitted with well-placed messages and business-relevant information to help your business truly stand out amongst the competition. Digital print window graphics are specifically designed to stand the test of time and will keep promoting your message until you choose to update or remove them from your window. Creating Brand Identity Use your windows to display your brand. Whether it's people passing by, or glass doors at the entrance [...]

By | February 20th, 2020|Graphics|Comments Off on The Top 3 Benefits of Window Graphics

How Window Film Can Help To Enhance Security and Safety Window Film

How secure is your property? Security worries are increasing for many people and in particular for shop and business owners, as the costly ramifications of break-ins and criminal damage become apparent. Taking preventative measures 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. By offering a highly effective measure of security along with improved peace of mind, WF Glazing Protection provides a highly effective range of security films to create the perfect way of defending your windows whether at home or at work. The great physical deterrent and barrier offered by the installation of security window films for your windows/doors make it easy to see why their popularity has never been greater. 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 Retaining broken glass is critical to enhancing safety 3M™ Safety Window Film lets you upgrade your glass to standard for a fraction of the cost of replacing the glass. Building standards may specify [...]

By | February 13th, 2020|Safety Window Film, Security, Window Film|Comments Off on How Window Film Can Help To Enhance Security and Safety Window Film