The Top 5 Reasons Your Home MUST Have Window Film

Whether the business energy bills or keeping home fuel bills to a minimum are your responsibility, summer giving way to the autumn and winter can offer its fair share of concerns as the weather inevitably begins to cool.

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 winter 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.

 

Tired of Feeling The Heat?

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 without reducing the light coming in

 

Home privacy can be an issue for many people, especially during the dark winter nights where it can be all too easy for neighbours and passers-by to see into your home when the lights are on.

Thankfully the application of specialist privacy window film can significantly reduce the ability of people to see into your property whilst not reducing the amount of light being let into your home.

 

No. 3 – There are a variety of great designs out there

 

Are you a little tired of the way the exterior of your property looks? Although most window film is completely transparent, there is a great range of window film which is available in different colours and patterns designed to brighten the exterior of any building.

 

No. 4 – It offers an inexpensive method of updating your rooms

 

Not only does window film offer a highly effective way of enhancing a property, it also offers a highly affordable, along with quickly and easily installed, method of enhancing your property.

 

No. 5 – It can be used in any room

 

Because window film is tough and highly durable, it is also designed to be water resistant and as such can be used in any room, including bathrooms!

By | December 18th, 2019|Categories: 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” – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07tx7vg (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, we could help ensure that Peter’s home is one less area to worry about.

A technically advanced, clear polyester coating which is applied to existing glass, DermaGard keeps out 99.8% of the UV light whilst allowing natural daylight and clear vision through the glass – making life as normal as possible for Peter’s whole family.  The film goes on working day in day out, and it’s scratch resistant coating ensures it is easily cleaned and needs no maintenance.

To listen to the feature please visit – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07tx7vg – (The feature begins at 2:06:40)

This was our opportunity to change a life this Christmas, what will be yours?

By | December 16th, 2019|Categories: 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 – particularly if the comments are about them!

No. 3 – Setting The Tone With Music

Listening to music at work can make you more productive, according to research. Obviously this does come with a couple of caveats.

  • Choosing the right genre of music to appeal to everyone, may prove to be a little tricky.
  • Music with very clear lyrics may prove to be a little more distracting than you would like.

A bit of experimentation should help you to find the right level to keep a smile on the face of your workforce and productivity levels high.

No. 4 – Regulating Your Office Temperature

Many studies have been conducted over the years to try and identify the “perfect” temperatures for a productive workplace environment, and the common consensus is that peak productivity can be achieved by creating a temperative around be around 71 degrees F.

Regulating the temperature within an office is now far more cost-effective than previously and through the application of solar control window film, a far more affordable solution can be found when compared to cranking the AC up during the summer and the heating turned up during the winter.

No. 5 – Introducing Plantlife

The addition of some office plants offers an easy way to add some colour of colour but did you know that studies have shown that they can increase your employees’ productivity?

A study reported by Wired UK recently indicated plants could lead to a boost of up to 15 percent. There are varying theories as to why plants work, including their appealing “natural” scenery and oxygenating effect; whatever the reason, plants are proven to increase well-being and productivity.

No. 6 – Glass & Wall Graphics

The application of glass graphics can significantly enhance the working environment in a variety of ways in one quick and easy go.

These include:

  • Adding A Dash Of Colour – Bring brand colours to life and affect the mood of the office in a positive way
  • Reduced Maintenance – If point 5 is one you would like to explore but you are worried about potential maintenance implications, why not create the appearance of plant life without the hassle of maintenance with glass graphics
  • Promoting A Positive Message – Keep staff engaged and appreciated by having the values and mission, testimonials

Why not try different graphics in different rooms to see how they affect your team’s responses and productivity? Check out the images below for some recent examples.

By | November 19th, 2019|Categories: 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 and meeting rooms a good degree of privacy while still remaining light, bright and open.
  • Added Security – Flying glass from a broken window can have serious consequences. It is better to proactively put in place protective measures before a problem occurs. 3M™ Scotchshield™ Window Film keeps the broken glass shards and splinters together.

Get Your Privacy Window Film Today!

Whatever your needs are, we have the perfect privacy window film solution for you here at WF Glazing Protection Limited. Contact us today via telephone at 0345 337 4751 or the quick contact form to the right of your screen for a call back) to talk to a member of our team about the best options for you.

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By | November 1st, 2019|Categories: 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 it offers. Privacy window films are available in an unending array of colours, degree of privacy offered, and design elements. As far as designs are concerned, adding your company logo, tagline, contact information, or designs with your signature colours to your business storefront are great ways to use the versatility of a privacy window film to help your business make a bold statement. Be as bold as you dear.

4. Keep the outside in without the detrimental effects

A major concern of having glass doors and windows is the effects of the outdoor elements on the same, namely, the glare of the sun. The addition of a UV privacy window film is the perfect solution for this.

Get Your Privacy Window Film Today!

Whatever your needs are, we have the perfect privacy window film solution for you here at WF Glazing Protection Limited. Contact us today via telephone at 0345 337 4751 or the quick contact form to the right of your screen for a call back) to talk to a member of our team about the best options for you.

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