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What Is Glass Manifestation?

Have you ever walked into glass because you’ve never noticed it before? Unfortunately, this is all too common and can cause serious damage and embarrassment. As a result, if a business uses large blocks of glass especially as walls, partitions or doors, it is absolutely essential that they are manifested to prevent people from walking into them as well as prevent any other accidents from occurring. What Is Glass Manifestation? Window or glass manifestation is the process of etching or creating markings on large panes of glass in order to allow people to easily notice them and avoid walking into them. There are many ways in which glass or window manifestation can be done and this includes acid etching, sandblasting, frosting the glass etc. Also, you don’t have to settle for random designs and you can easily use this as an opportunity to add some style and personality to the building. What Are The Advantages? 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. If you have a business, then you can easily have your company’s logo or brand frosted or etched unto the glass which is great for advertising and branding. This will make your business place stand out and attract more customers, which is great for your bottom line. Another great benefit of doing glass manifestation is that it can improve the security and privacy of [...]

By | January 15th, 2020|Graphics|Comments Off on What Is Glass Manifestation?

The Top 5 Reasons Your Home MUST Have Window Film

With so many different ways to enhance your home, the most difficult choice for many people is deciding which option to go with first! However, we believe (we are a little biased though!) that window film offers one of the most effective methods of improving your home without having to spend a fortune to do so. With ever increasing costs from energy companies in the UK resulting in rising fuel bills, it is all too easy to find that your finances are being put under significant strain. Maximising the effectiveness of your heating system is essential if you would like to keep energy costs down during the cold winter months. Thankfully however, an effective option is now available. 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. 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 is a great alternative to curtains or 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 – It offers increased privacy [...]

By | December 18th, 2019|Window Film|Comments Off on The Top 5 Reasons Your Home MUST Have Window Film

A Christmas Story!

Could you imagine having an allergy to the sun? Having to sit in the house with the curtains closed all day. No, neither could we, that’s why we jumped at the chance to change Peter’s life forever this Christmas. While many people can be impacted by the sun’s glare or other solar related issues, we were recently involved in something just a little different when we helped to provide an effective solution for a gentleman whose life has been majorly impacted by a severe sun allergy. The Background Story "Peter has a sun allergy and has to have his curtains closed at all times. BBC Nottingham heard about it and, as Peter is an NCH tenant, got in touch with us to see if we could help. A member of our staff put us in touch with their mate Dave, who fits UV protection film on windows and who, when he heard about Peter's situation, offered to do the work for nothing, because he's a lovely man, and it's Christmas. And today, the UV film was fitted! Here's Peter, with Dave (in the Santa hat, which seems appropriate!) and Brian from WF Glazing Protection Ltd in the kitchen, with the curtains open for the first time in four years! And BBC Radio Nottingham were there to get Peter's thoughts" - (The feature begins at 2:06:40) Sam Whitworth of Nottingham City Homes commented “Dave, you’re our Santa-hatted hero. Thank you so much.” How Did We Do It? We met with Peter at his home and gave him a sample of DermaGard Clear UV window film to take to his consultant who approved it for his condition. While avoiding Ultra Violet exposure is obviously very difficult, with DermaGard installed, [...]

By | December 16th, 2019|Case Studies|Comments Off on A Christmas Story!

6 Ways Your Office Surroundings Can Positively Impact Productivity

Whilst it is true that human behaviour can be tricky to predict, it is also true that through the introduction of a number of subtle techniques, it can be positively influenced. By utilising tips that can help to increase organisational skills or boost morale and efficiency, subtle changes can result in significant improvements in many key areas of the workplace. The working environment has the ability to influence the mood and disposition of your staff as well as helping to maximise their overall levels of productivity. The good news is that many of these methods can be introduced with the minimum of fuss and at very little expense. Take a look below as we explore 6 ways your office can positively impact productivity. No. 1 - Optimise Lighting Levels The lighting at work is obviously very important to the health and safety of everyone using the workplace but did you know that the amount of bright light being let into an office has been shown to make people happier, reducing both anxiety and depression? Optimising the lighting levels of your office can play a key role in helping to improve the well-being of your workforce, a key factor in maximising productivity. No. 2 - Positive Re-Enforcement Work can be a grind sometimes. Try and keep the mood a positive one by posting mission and vision statements around the office to help provide some additional focus. Make sure that customer reviews are readily accessible so that your staff can see the role that they have in creating a positive customer experience. It's always important to ensure that the positive messages do not go unsaid, after all, everyone likes to read positive comments [...]

By | November 19th, 2019|Graphics|Comments Off on 6 Ways Your Office Surroundings Can Positively Impact Productivity

Bringing Your Windows To Life

From solutions for glass facades and glass doors to partitions, 3M offers practical and ingenious solutions that make spaces come alive, extending from brand identity, promotion, advertising, privacy protection to solar control and anti-shatter protection. 3M glass graphics and finishes can bring your window to life or protect your privacy while keeping your spaces feeling open and bright. Offering a Variety of Options Glass means transparency, brightness, lightness, freshness and elegance. It can be used as a form of communication, it can be decorated. It is an essential element in building design. 3M™ decorative glass films are perfect for privacy and decorative applications on glass and windows. 3M glass finish products are high quality, durable and easy to install and remove. Enhance any glazed area with a design and print process that delivers the most outstanding, high impact graphics onto optically clear polyester film. Creating Distinctive Designs WF Glazing Protection Ltd specialises in creating distinctive window graphic designs from text to logos to patterns using computer-aided cutting technology at a fraction of the cost of etched or sand-blasted glass. The Graphic Film can then be professionally removed and replaced whenever you require a change. With Digital Printing your design can be as bespoke and intricate as you need it to be – and in almost any colour! The most common uses for our available range of window film graphics include: Promotional Graphics - Your windows can be used to display any message or image you require. Whether its a simple set of lettering or a complex printed graphic, 3M has materials to suit every application. Privacy Window Film - Making your glass windows look great is not the only benefit, they will also give your office [...]

By | November 1st, 2019|Decorative Window Film|Comments Off on Bringing Your Windows To Life

4 Ways Privacy Window Film Can Improve Your Property

Understandably, many people may be worried about privacy where glass doors and windows are concerned. As modern and beautiful as they look, some may perceive having expansive glass doors and windows in their property as a little intrusive, with those on the outside being able to look in. With the addition of a privacy window film, however, not having enough privacy becomes a non-issue. Business and residential property owners alike can add a privacy window film to their glass windows and doors, and begin enjoying the following benefits of having glass doors and windows: 1. Increased energy efficiency Glass windows and doors use the latest in available design and construction engineering technology. As such, they are likely to be highly energy efficient. Still, the addition of an insulating privacy window film to save energy is even better. In this regard, adding energy-efficient privacy window film to the glass windows and doors in your property is an investment likely to continue paying for itself for years to come. 2. A modern and inviting design Glass windows and doors are a great design feature to add to any property - residential and business alike. They can significantly open up any space, bringing in natural light and create an inviting indoor-outdoor feel. Adding a one-way mirror tint can further add to the modern look, while opaque or frosted designs can add an extra design element as well as increased privacy. These seemingly small change in design element adds monetary value to a property as it is modern and in line with the latest property design features. 3. Exciting advertising and more attractive business property design One of the great features of a privacy window film is the diversity [...]

By | October 7th, 2019|Privacy Window Film|Comments Off on 4 Ways Privacy Window Film Can Improve Your Property

Increase Your Home Security This Winter

There can be no doubt that glazing of any type can be a potential weakness when it comes to the security of a property. 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. Invisible Security 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 Regulation? 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. Offering a Range of Finishes The range of specialist security window film available from WF Glazing Protection can be quickly and easily applied to existing glazing, removing the need for the installation of expensive new windows or other forms of security that will negatively impact the exterior of your building. Enhanced Security Available in a variety of different thicknesses, uur security window films can delay and deter opportunistic thieves by increasing the impact resistance of [...]

By | October 5th, 2019|Security|Comments Off on Increase Your Home Security This Winter

October is National Home Security Month

Did you know burglaries increase by 25% in Autumn and Winter months? With the pressures of day-to-day life, home security is often overlooked. That’s why 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. Taking place in October, NHSM will be offering seasonal tips and advice to help protect the nation’s homes, families and possessions. First launched in 2013, the campaign takes place every year in October and offers advice, information and support on how to secure your property. National Home Security Month (NHSM) National Home Security Month started 6 years ago because during Autumn and Winter there is an increase in crime! Your home should be a place you take pride in and spend time with your loved ones. However, much like a castle needs to have defences in place from attacks, you need to make sure you protect your sanctuary from the threat of burglars. This excellent campaign has been designed to highlight the importance of effective home security whilst promoting the fact that it does not have to be complex or expensive to install.   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 [...]

By | October 1st, 2019|Security|Comments Off on October is National Home Security Month

Introducing The Squid Designer Window Film

Protecting your privacy has never been easier. Introducing Squid, a self-adhesive, transparent fabric which enables you to see out during the day, but largely restricts people outside from being able to look in. Squid helps you keep your privacy while still enjoying your view. Passers-by can’t glare inside even though you’re still letting lots of natural light in and can enjoy looking out. This is unlike frosted film, which blocks your natural light and stops you from seeing through at all. Offering a unique texture with a beautiful, natural feel, it is suitable for any interior or type of architecture due to its minimalism. Besides that, Squid is quick and easy to install. You can reposition Squid during the installation and it won’t damage your windows. Easy For Any Window - Squid is easy to install without any fixtures or fittings. It can be used in any interior on any type of window, regardless of its size and shape. Let your creativity run wild Squid can also be printed on with a variety of printing techniques, giving signage creatives new commercial and marketing opportunities to explore. Its versatility and simplicity already have made it a big hit in the interior design and architecture markets. Perfectly printable The high-quality substrate is perfect for digital printing. We’ve realised some wonderful results with UV and ecosolvent and are exploring other technologies. Covering your window with fabric in the easiest way possible, breathing new life into homes, offices and public spaces. Moisture and sun resistant Squid keeps a lot of the sun’s heat out and it can withstand extreme humidity too. It’s also breathable, unlike plastic window-covering film, so it’s [...]

By | September 20th, 2019|Privacy Window Film|Comments Off on Introducing The Squid Designer Window Film

Increase Home Privacy Through The Installation of Window Film

Whether to protect valuable assets within your property or maybe just to guard your personal modesty, glass tinting offers the modern day cost effective solution against prying eyes. With stories hitting the press on a seemingly daily basis regarding home burglaries and stolen goods, it is little wonder that people are now looking for effective methods of protection for their flat screen TVs, computers and expensive possessions against the threat of theft. 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. Let the beauty of natural sunlight fill your home – while protecting your privacy – with 3M™ Window Films. These durable, easy-to-install polyester films transform plain glass surfaces into elegant architectural statements, using a variety of design patterns and colors inspired by traditional etched, cut and texturized glass. And all at a fraction of the cost. Ideal for foyers, entryways, partitions, shower doors, bathroom windows, cabinet doors, verandas or other glass surfaces. Let natural light in while enhancing privacy Create an open feel, even in small spaces Enhance plain glass surfaces with the look of etched, treated or texturized glass Pros & Cons Whilst windows are certainly a valuable source of light, they are often the weak point of a property which can lead to hot spots, damage to furnishings and a relatively easy entry point for burglars. Large windows can also make privacy quite difficult as well, however, help is now at hand in the form of the range of privacy and safety window films which are available from the team at WF Glazing Protection. With a full range of specialist privacy window film available directly [...]

By | August 26th, 2019|Privacy Window Film|Comments Off on Increase Home Privacy Through The Installation of Window Film