Case Studies

Office suffers from too much sun light, resulting in excess heat and glare.

Probably the most common complaint. Blinds would be the obvious option but costs can be prohibitive. It also means that your office will rely more on electricity for lighting and air conditioning.

By far the better option is to apply a solar control tinted film or reflective film. Costs are a fraction of what blinds would cost and the heat can be stopped before it has a chance to radiate in the room. when it comes to solar control, the darker the film the better the results, but you will sacrifice some daylight. Imagine wearing sunglasses indoors.

For double glazed units, there are some limitations especially on older units where the glass may not be toughened. If that is the case, we would use a medium strength window tint, or better yet, an external film if access allows it.

Large expense of glass partitions.

It is a legal requirement to clearly mark large indoor glass panes like partition walls for example. Typically, a strip of etch effect stickers in the shape of dots will satisfy those requirements. However, we can print or cut any shape or design, in any colour.


Regulation 14 and the use of Manifestations.

"Windows, transparent or translucent surfaces in walls, partitions, doors and gates should, where necessary for reasons of health and safety, be made of safety material or be protected against breakage. If there is a danger of people coming into contact with it, it should be marked or incorporate features to make it apparent".

Here are some requirements highlighted in Regulation 14 regarding glass doors and partitions and the use of manifestations:

  1. They are clearly defined with manifestation on the glass at two levels, 850 to 1000 mm and 1400 to 1600 mm above the floor, contrasting visually with the background seen through the glass (both sides from inside and outside) in all lighting conditions.

  2. Manifestation takes the form of a logo or sign at least 150 mm high (repeated on a glazed screen) or a decorative feature such as a broken lines or continuous bands, at least 50 mm high.

  3. Glazed entrance doors, where adjacent to, or forming part of a glazed screen, are clearly differentiated from it by the provision of a high contrast strip at the top and on both sides.

  4. Glass entrance doors, where capable of being held open are protected by guarding to prevent the leading edge constituting a hazard.

Our Manifestation Graphics provide a quick, easy and cost effective solution to legal requirements. They come in a range of colours and sizes, and are easy to apply and durable.

Artwork and furnishings protection.

Sunlight can badly damage precious artwork or furnishings, or even shop window displays. We supply a UV control film which cuts 99.9% of UV light, therefore drastically reducing fading. The UV control film is completely clear so when applied it is hardly noticeable.

Retail windows and excess heat.

Excess heat can be a huge problem for retailers with large south facing shop fronts. Using a tinted film is not an option as it would compromise the look and colour of the products on display. Our Purlsol HRF-40 heat rejection window film has been designed for just such application. It is virtually clear so will not cast any unwanted colours on the display, and as a bonus it will stop 99% of UV light and therefore prevent the items from rapidly fading in the sunlight.

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