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How To Reduce Energy Costs and Improve Patient Comfort on your Hospital Ward

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

Little Known Way to Improve Pupil Comfort and Security

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 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

Letting In Light But Not The Heat With 3M Window Film

Would you like to let in the light without letting in the heat? Even in the Great British summer, excess heat can be an issue for many home and property owners but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be. The Prestige Series films from 3M™ (The first ever clear solar control film) will ensure that your windows sill let in the light but keep out the heat and damaging UV rays without impacting your home’s aesthetics or your view. How Does It Work? 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. Please Note - You can view additional details of a recent installation by clicking here. Let In The Light, Not The Heat 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. 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 lets 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 [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Window Film|0 Comments

How The Installation of Window Film Can Benefit Your Business

WF Glazing Protection Ltd are the supplier of choice for many organisations wanting to solve their glazing related problems. Form the reduction of solar heat gain, glare and UV rays to privacy and glass protection, we feature a myriad of options from leading global manufacturers including the 3M Company and Saint Gobain SolarGard. Our solutions are designed to increase productivity and profitability by improving occupant comfort and safety and reducing energy consumption. From Schools and Universities to Hospitals and commercial properties, organisations cross all market sectors 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, customers and clients comfortable all year round. Window film is a great way to provide energy efficiency and cost savings for commercial property owners. Mirror 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. WF Glazing Protection are truly a company you can count on. We are proud to be an Approved Dealer for both 3m Window Films and Saint Gobain SolarGard. All of our operative hold CSCS cards and the company’s Investors in the Environment Green Award, Trading Standards, Constructionline, Safecontractor and Glass and Glazing Federation accreditations mean that you can be confident in our ability to deliver your project. We are also proud to be approved contractors for many Blue Chip Companies, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and Universities. Why Install Window Films? Window film installations have been proven to produce timely and favourable results. [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|Window Film|0 Comments

4 Ways Window Film Can Help Your Business This Winter

In the current day and age, window film represents a revolution in the business world. There are plenty of different options which come in all shapes and sizes. Investing in window film can help your business this winter. Protection Against Graffiti Graffiti art and vandalism are constant challenges faced by businesses especially in urban areas. Display windows and shop fronts are common targets, and it has never been more important to find an effective solution to the problem. WF Glazing Protection has a very innovative anti-graffiti window film that protects your windows from potential damage that can be caused by graffiti. It's easily replaced if damaged and enables you to remove paint, stains and markings easily without harsh chemicals. Please visit the following link for more information - Effective Protection If there's construction work going on, newly installed or existing windows often face the risk of damage. Temporary protection film can help you guard your windows against paint and scratches. It can be applied in a matter of minutes and is ideal for short term protection of glass during construction. WFGP Temp-Protect Clear is ideal when building is taking place as it offers protection from cement and plaster. Additional features include the ability to provide stable protection for several weeks, and easy application and removal. Please visit the following link for more information - Protection Against Breakage UK Health and Safety regulations require a broad range of workplaces including shops, offices, hospitals, schools, places of entertainment and hotels, where necessary for safety reasons, to use safety materials or protect against breakage. WFGP security films increase the impact resistance of windows and help to hold the glass in place. That can prevent accidental injuries to customers, [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Window Film|0 Comments

7 Things About Window Film Protection Your Boss Wants To Know

Glass windows and doors offer up chic design elements that are perfectly suited to modern day commercial and residential property building designs. Consequently, window films are also increasingly popular as they go hand in hand with glass doors and windows. The window film is that thin film, or laminate, installed to the inside of glass windows or doors in buildings, boats, cars, and wherever else glass windows or doors may be present. There are many benefits to be had from using window films especially now that window film technology has continued to evolve. The evolution of window films may be particularly useful to businesses where privacy, indoor comfort, and successful marketing are of utmost importance. It is therefore highly recommended that commercial window films are used to improve business. Below, we look at how using different varieties of window film may positively affect businesses in ways that may interest your boss. 1. Is an advertising tool Window films can be fitted with well-placed messages and business-relevant information and a business can truly stand out amongst the competition. Please Note - You can find out more about window graphics via the following link - 2. Improves the overall appearance of your building In addition to being a potential source of advertising, new developments in window film technology allows window films to also be an attractive addition to your building. There are many designs and colours to choose from. Please Note - You can find a great example via the following link - 3. Enhances the performance of your windows The energy efficiency of windows and doors in a commercial building is important for keeping energy costs down. Business owners and managers can save a bundle [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Window Film|0 Comments