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Case Study – Winstanley College

Wherever possible, we always try to provide evidence and insight regarding the effectiveness of our products and the circumstances they were requested. The Backstory We were referred to the school as a company who would be able to solve their problem.  Following a survey we identified that the glazing configuration had a laminated safety glass inner pane.  Therefore, an external solar film installation was recommended to avoid any thermal fracture risk on the inner panes.   The school requested that the film needed to have the same smoked appearance as the glass to keep the modern aesthetic. Providing Effective Glare Reduction Madico CH08 XSR was specified to provide 91% glare reduction.  The installation to 82sqm of glazing from 5.2m mobile access towers was carried out by our certified installers during the October half-term holiday to help the school minimise disruption and as to not cause a health and safety issue. As you can see from the photo of the hall floor, there is a lot of glare from the low level windows shining on the left but it is greatly reduced on the right side from the high level treated windows. If you would like to speak to the WF Glazing Protection team about how we may be able to provide an effective solution for your glare issues, please contact us today on Tel. No. 0345 337 4751 Currently Browsing: Case Study - Winstanley College

By | November 16th, 2016|Case Studies|0 Comments

Helping SMEs to cut their carbon footprints

Investors in the Environment is a nationwide scheme that gives accreditation to businesses who have been able to reduce their carbon footprints. The scheme supports companies to achieve this goal by offering advice, promotion and networking. Its initial success when launched by Peterborough Environment City Trust has led to a number of franchises opening across the country and to the scheme being opened to SMEs nationwide. Reducing Carbon Footprints As an example of the kind of work that is undertaken within the Investors in the Environment scheme, WF Glazing Protection Ltd recently undertook some work with the Nottingham Energy Partnership to focus on their environmental impact. Nottingham Energy Partnership undertakes iiE accreditations in the counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. It works in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University and the University of Derby to help clients reduce their carbon footprints. WF Glazing Protection is a company that supplies and installs solar control window films to help businesses cut their energy consumption. As such, they have a strong interest in cutting their own carbon footprint. The iiE program has helped them to focus on areas of their business where there is scope for improvement in their energy usage. Students at Nottingham Trent University then supplied suggestions as to how they could reduce the company's carbon footprint. An In-Depth Study The first area of WF Glazing Protection's business that was investigated related to travel and fuel. The directors of the company use Volkswagen Golf estates with low emission BlueMotion diesel engines. As a result, their carbon emissions relating to travel are already lower than average. The students suggested that if this was to be reduced further, it would be worth researching the shortest, most direct routes when visiting their [...]

By | February 27th, 2015|Case Studies|0 Comments

A ‘Triumph’ For Solar Control Window Film!

To help provide a further illustration of our range of products, along with accurate examples of how they may be able to assist with your individual situation, we have included a number of case studies on our website. We recently received a call from Triumph Motorcycles in Hinckley, Leicestershire with a request to resolve an issue that affected their staff during the winter months. What Was The Issue? The main reception at Triumph Motorcycles Head Office in Hinckley, Leicestershire is an impressive angled atrium in black tinted double glazing fitting their iconic name following 110 years of manufacturing in Britain. During winter months though, the low level sun was causing a glare problem for the reception staff even through the already tinted glass. Paul Walklate who is the Indirect Buyer for Triumph said....... ”Our receptionists were experiencing problems with the light of the sunrise during the winter months; they found wearing sun glasses improved conditions but they were conscious of their appearance when greeting visitors so requested we develop a new solution to the problem. We considered many different ways to approach this such as window blinds and sun screens but the angle of the atrium made it difficult to source a simple cost effective solution so the focus turned towards sourcing a window film.” How Did We Arrive At The Solution? After consultation with the client, it was agreed that we would install a variety of samples to provide an accurate indication as to which would provide the ideal solution for the ‘glare’ issue. Successful Trial Following a successful trial, TG8-XSR dark charcoal non-metallic solar control film with 87% glare reduction and a five year external warranty was chosen. The project was successfully installed [...]

By | June 25th, 2014|Case Studies|0 Comments