Glass Film & Manifestations
Glass films, sometimes referred to as glass manifestations, are one of the most cost-effective and easiest ways to ensure you are up to date with the latest glass manifestation legislation and comply with current building glass manifestation regulations. Adding glass films or manifestation to glass not only stops people walking into your glass and comply with DDA/Building regulations but can be a great opportunity to improve privacy or even showcase your corporate identity within your organisation for visitors and staff – fancier designs are on the increase and as such, we have increased our design team to be able to design and source more options for our clients.
Manifestation film is generally thought of to be applied to all glass surfaces which include glass partitions, glass doors and screens to ensure that the possibility of someone walking into the glass and suffering injury (or embarrassment!) is greatly reduced. But the opportunity to use these areas for showcasing a corporate identity is often missed.
We can provide frosted films and coloured vinyl’s in many designs to comply with DDA and Building regulations. These can be simple dots or squares designed through to corporate designs, logos and full colour images.
We can also provide reflective solar film to reduce external sun heat in offices for a cooler office environment as well as various colours of window tinting films for a truly diverse look.
If you have any full height glass in windows, partitions or doors, you must ensure that it is marked correctly with glass manifestation to make sure that it is made apparent. Glass manifestation is designed to help make glass obvious which can prevent injury if somebody was to walk into the glass.
The Building Regulations 2000 : Part M states that glass entrance doors and glass screens will satisfy requirement M1 or M2 if
1) They are clearly defined with glass manifestation on the glass at two levels; between 850mm and 1000mm and between 1400mm and 1600mm above the floor, contrasting visually with the background seen through the glass (both inside and out) in all lighting conditions.
2) Manifestation takes the form of logo or sign at least 150mm high (repeated if on a glazed screen), or a decorative feature such as broken lines or continuous bands, at least 50mm high.
All of our films come with a 12-month warranty and our usual “World Class Service”
Frameless Glazed Partitioning – Walls of Glass Clearline
Our Walls of Glass Frameless Glass Partitioning Systems are a clean and modern solution for the modern office environment. Splitting or dividing office space which allows natural light to filter through to each area of a working environment is essential.
Minimal depth glazing channels in single glazed, narrow glazed and double glazed track configurations ensure a minimal visible framework along with the latest crystal clear dry joints to provide numerous acoustic and fire rated capabilities.
Our WG Clearline systems provide acoustic ratings from 33dB(Rw) to 49dB(Rw) and can achieve up to 30 mins fire protection (30/30 – 30 mins Integrity and Insulation)
We also provide aluminium framed or frameless glass door systems to add to the sleek glazed look to make any office look amazing. We have door systems that can achieve 42dB and frameless glass doors which can achieve 30/0 fire rating.
Walls of Glass WG Clearline is a fully glazed dry jointed frameless partition system, with 10–12.8mm glass as standard. Thicker glass sizes can be incorporated to meet higher performance standards. Made up of high strength lightweight aluminium framework providing good glass coverage which allows installation in most situations. Available in single-glazed, narrow- glazed and double-glazed as well as fire rated systems.
Integral blinds can be installed within the double-glazed module, either operated manually or electronically. WG Clearline is compatible with any of our other WG demountable systems for seamless transitions.
Walls of Glass WG Clearline is quick and easy to install making it ideal for creating bright modern private spaces in new or existing areas, taking up very little floor space yet providing good sound reduction.
Adding privacy manifestations to comply with DDA regulations or something more in line with your corporate identity – or powered “switchable” glass or remote-controlled venetian blinds, the options are increasing as we design and source more options for our clients. We can create many layouts using our frameless systems. We also provide “Crittal” banding for our Walls of Glass WG Clearline systems which is one of the most popular looks for Glazing systems.