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Window Films – A Key Component In Creating The Right Atmosphere In Your Hospitals

There can be little doubt that hospitals can be difficult places to be. As such, any step that can be taken to make a visit a little more comfortable is one that must be explored. With privacy, security and temperature control all being primary concerns, finding a cost effective solution is always important to help improve conditions in the hospital. From Schools and Universities to Hospitals and commercial properties, nearly all organisations can benefit from the installation of window film. These benefits include but are not limited to the following: Window film is designed to reject the sun’s powerful heat, glare and UV rays. This helps to keep staff and patients comfortable all year round. Window film offers a great way to provide energy efficiency and cost savings for commercial property owners. Privacy window tints create one way privacy while frosted, decorative patterns or opaque glass effects are available in temporary or permanent options to screen off unwanted views. Films also provide optimal safety and glass protection. Reducing Running Costs One of the main costs for any hospital relates to energy bills. For decades, insulation has been used in the walls and ceilings of our properties to control the flow of heat between inside and out. 3M™ Thinsulate™ Climate Control Window Film works 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. Key Details Helps keep you warm during cold winter months. Good heat rejection provides additional comfort and energy savings in the summer months. [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Window Film|0 Comments

Window Film For Schools – How Can We Help?

The installation of window film to a school building can provide a variety of benefits. The ill-effects of solar glare and heat gain can quickly make studying conditions extremely uncomfortable and finding a cost effective method of combating these issues should always be a high priority. Finding ways of improving the safety and security of staff and pupils is of obvious importance whilst enhancing levels of privacy is also something that should be factored into the thought-making process of any facilities manager. Taking Responsibility Whether you are responsible for a primary school, secondary school, college or university, it is essential that all possible steps are taken to help safeguard the children, pupils and staff that are based there. From adding safety film to glass, to applying solar control window film to help provide protection against harmful UV rays, heat and glare, WF Glazing Protection Ltd have a solution for you. Cost-Effective Solutions Offering a cost-effective way to help protect schools, window film has been utilised by an ever-increasing number of schools throughout the UK. Many schools have high level windows in their classrooms and the glare and reflection on the computer screens make their use uncomfortable for students. Blinds do not offer a viable solution because of the difficulty relating to maintenance and therefore alternatives have to be found. The application of window film can be highly effective in making display screens easier to read and in addition, can help to reduce the heat from the sun during the summer months, a common issue for many schools. The Perfect Example The school hall at Winstanley Community College in Leicester had recently undergone a major window replacement. Smoke-tinted double glazed units had been installed to [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Window Film|0 Comments

Creating The Optimum Working Conditions

The link between creating the ideal working conditions and maximising the productivity of your workforce is hugely important for any business. Poor working conditions can negatively impact areas ranging from the ability of an employee to work to their maximum potential and worker motivation to the overall wellbeing of the employee in question. It is therefore vital that all reasonable steps are taken to ensure that the working conditions for your team are at the highest realistic level. Tackling Year Round Problems Glare can be a real problem throughout all times of the year that can cause major disruption in any workplace. With many businesses using computers, tablets, smartboards etc on a daily basis, productivity can be severely impacted by the sun’s glare if these devices are almost impossible to view. How Can We Help? Our window films can reduce solar glare and reflection by up to 92% creating more comfortable, productive working environments for you and your staff. A great example of this is as follows: Due to poor working conditions, 3M Neutral35 solar film was installed to the high level glazing at this Ford showroom in Lutterworth to reduce glare by 60%. The Importance of 'Thermal Comfort' The six basic factors The most commonly used indicator of thermal comfort is temperature – it is easy to use and most people can relate to it. However, air temperature alone is not a valid or accurate indicator of thermal comfort or thermal stress. It should always be considered in relation to other environmental and personal factors. The six factors affecting thermal comfort are both environmental and personal. These factors may be independent of each other, but together contribute to an employee’s thermal comfort. Environmental factors: [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Window Film|0 Comments

Wellbeing in the Workplace

The individual wellbeing of your employees is now widely acknowledged to play a crucial role is 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 levels of wellbeing in the working environment. 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. What Steps Can Be Taken To Improve Wellbeing At Work? With so many different types of working environment, there really is no 'one size fits all' but this does not mean that key improvements are difficult to achieve and the installation of window film can play a critical role in a number of areas. 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 a cost effective, low maintenance and [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Window Film|0 Comments

The Top 3 Window Films To Upgrade Your Property

Window film is made of Polyethylene Teraphthalate, or PET, the same material plastic water bottles are made of. Window film is used to cover windows as an alternative to other window coverings. It comes in numerous styles and colours, and it can really enhance a room. There are many types of window film styles available, and you should have the ability to find any style you desire. Below is a list of just some of the types of window film available: Solar Control Window Film – This type of window film reflects energy from the sun and is very simple to install and remove. Since solar window film reflects energy from the sun, you can enjoy increased comfort inside your home. This is because this choice of window film prevents the rays of the sun from entering your home, decreasing the amount of heat that will accumulate in a room. Privacy Window Film – This type of window film can provide you with the ability to see clearly outside, while simultaneously providing you with privacy. Safety Window Film – If your main goal is to provide security to your windows and minimize the likelihood of them shattering, then you might want to invest in safety window film. Even though this film offers protection for you windows, it also comes in many attractive choices, as well. This makes it easy to create an ideal room while enjoying shatter-proof windows in the process. The sky is the limit when it comes to choosing the best window film to enhance the appearance of your home. Not only can you choose custom colours and styles, but you can possibly increase the value of your home and dramatically improve the appearance of any [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Window Film|0 Comments

The Modern Alternative To Blinds

When it comes to your home, you have every reason to expect it to be safe and private. A place where you can get away from the stresses of life, relax and be comfortable. You deserve to feel secure in your home, free from the wandering eyes of passers by, neighbours who happen to be driving or passing by or maybe even just from people who are potentially up to no good. The Modern Alternative To Blinds Privacy window film is the effective modern alternative to curtains and blinds. If you are looking to increase the privacy around your home without sacrificing natural light, privacy window film may offer the perfect option. Below we have outlined 3 of the most common reasons people choose to have privacy window film installed to their property Increased Privacy – The application of just a thin low cost layer of window privacy film significantly increases the levels of privacy without sacrificing light. This is a substantial difference when compared to blinds and curtains. Improved Appearance – Privacy window film also offers the ability to add a decorative element to your home whilst still limiting the ability of people to see in. Increased Productivity – The installation of privacy window film is not just limited to residential properties. Some businesses find that their location can be an issue from time to time. If you own an office that sits on a busy street, the application of privacy film could offer the perfect antidote that the unsettling feeling that your staff may be on display. Whether to protect valuable assets or personal modesty, glass tinting is a cost effective solution against prying eyes. We offer a range incorporating 4 options for our customers looking to install [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|Privacy Window Film|0 Comments

Digital Print Window Graphics – The Perfect Form of Advertising

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. Whether your goal is to target potential customers who are passing by, highlight the glass doors at your office entrance or just enhance your identity, the installation of window graphics offer the ideal solution for the many different areas including: Reception entrances Awnings and canopies Windows Doors Working Closely With Customers WF Glazing Protection Ltd’s specialist digital print graphics team will work closely with you to help bring your ideas to life. Not only will we be able to create finished designs from your idea, we will also be able to provide a fast and lasting installation upon completion of the design. The Benefits of Digital Print Window Graphics 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 [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Digital Print|0 Comments

The Top 5 Benefits of Decorative Window Film

Depending on your chosen film, the application of window film to an office, shop or domestic residence can offer a variety of different benefits. Our available range of patterned and decorative window films provides the ideal way to add a new dimension to your windows and glass. Along with making your windows look great, they can also provide an extra layer of privacy whilst still ensuring that your property remains bright and open. A Great Example A great example of this can be seen at a recently completed installation at the YMCA building in Derby where the architects were looking for ways to create a unique appearance to the windows and create a strong identity for the premises. View Our Recent Installation at the YMCA Derby The Benefits of Decorative Window Films The range of decorative window films available from WF Glazing Protection Ltd include the exceptional quality 3M Fasara™ and 3M Crystal Glass finishes and offer a variety of proven benefits. These include: Aesthetics: Our decorative glass and window films transform plain glass, capturing the look of cut or texturised glass to an astonishing degree at a fraction of the usual price. Flexible: 3M Fasara™ Glass Finishes allow you to tailor the amount of privacy a space possesses. Use 3M Fasara™ glass finishes monolithically to create serene rice paper wall effects or die-cut or layer the films to create exciting, dynamic effects. 3M Crystal Glass Finishes give you the ability to create complex designs or lettering using electronic cutting technology. Easy application: 3M expertise in adhesives ensures fast, accurate, beautiful and durable application to a variety of glass substrates. Materials: 3M Fasara™ Glass Finishes are constructed from durable and flexible polyester materials. 3M Crystal Glass Finishes [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Decorative Window Film|0 Comments

The Top 4 Ways Privacy Window Film Can Enhance Your Property This Winter

Did you know that “research shows that when the clocks go back burglaries spike by a huge 38%!”?* Did you know that “the Halloween and Bonfire Night period is statistically the worst time of year for burglaries with domestic damage skyrocketing by 160%!”?* Supporting National Home Security Month With the pressures of a hectic day-to-day life, home security is often overlooked, so National Home Security Month (NHSM) has been designed to create awareness around the importance of home security. Although National Home Security Month officially takes place in October, it’s important to make home security a key priority at all times. As a result, they have taken steps to offer seasonal tips and advice throughout the year, helping to protect the nation’s homes, families and possessions. WF Glazing Protection are proud to support this excellent campaign and fully believe that our range of privacy window film options can play a key role in helping to enhance the security and safety of your property. Protecting Your Property Protect your flat screen TVs, laptops and expensive possessions with our invisible security films. Increasing the impact resistance of the window and then by holding broken glass together, the film can help to delay and deter smash & grab crime. Our films are certified to BS EN12600 and EN356 European Impact Standard. Combined with the use of privacy films, protect against opportunistic criminals!!! Worried That ‘Would-Be-Criminals’ Can See Your Family, Pets and Possessions? With our wide range of Privacy and Decorative Films, we can supply you with a bespoke privacy solution for peace of mind or for your personal modesty. Understandably, many people may be worried about privacy where glass doors and windows are concerned. As modern and beautiful [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Window Film|0 Comments

National Home Security Month

Did you know burglaries increase by 25% in Autumn and Winter months? National Home Security Month (NHSM) National Home Security Month started 5 years because during Autumn and Winter there is an increase in crime! National Home Security Month (NHSM) is here to raise awareness around the importance of home security so you can be safe in the knowledge that your home, family and belongings are protected. They have produced a range of resources that will enable you to increase your home and business security. #1 Free Resource Securing your home is child’s play guide – Inside this guide you will find: Ensuring your home and windows are secure – How do you know a good lock from a bad lock? What is Smart Security? What you need to know about lighting and CCTV Tips for staying secure during Halloween Get Your Guide Here Supporting National Home Security Month The team at WF Glazing Protection take the security aspect of our work particularly seriously and as such offer a range of products designed to help increase the security of your property. Our invisible security films will help you to protect your flat screen TVs, laptops and expensive possessions. By increasing the impact resistance of your windows and then holding the broken glass together, the film can help to delay and deter smash & grab crime. Our films are certified to BS EN12600 and EN356 European Impact Standard. Combined with the use of privacy films, protect against opportunistic criminals!!! How Can WF Protection Help? We offer two essential window film products that can increase your Home and Business security: Security Film Privacy Film With the pressures of day-to-day life, home security is often overlooked. [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Security|0 Comments