Switchable Glass / Smart Glass

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We have partnered with one of the leading UK design and manufacturers of Switchable PDLC technology to offer you this fantastic switchable glass!

Our switchable glass offering is either a manufactured glass with the switchable film laminated within the glass or a fantastic, high quality applied film which is perfect for those retrofit applications. A special factory process ensures an extra transparent switchable film/glass product. It provides instant privacy whilst maintaining flows of light through and between rooms. We can also provide sealed double-glazed units which have the film within the cavity for residential property requirements (don’t let people tell you a simply applying a film on external windows is okay as it isn’t!)

Switchable glass, as its name suggests, is operated by a simple electrical switch, controlling the opacity of the glass from clear to translucent. It can easily be integrated into automation systems too like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, giving you even more control.

Based on the latest polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) technology, switchable smart glass operates using a simple ON-OFF system, switching the glass from frosted to clear at the press of a button, acting as a remote-controlled solution that assists with privacy, security, energy concerns and style.

Switchable glass also offers thermal, solar and sound insulation benefits, helping to keep rooms cool, comfortable and quiet. And it removes the need for fiddly, awkward privacy blinds or curtains. We offer coloured switchable glass. We can include switchable glass vision panels in timber doors or on full height glass doors to provide additional privacy. 

It is true that switchable glass is quite expensive but the benefits far outweigh the costs. 

We can provide a full demonstration if required. We always welcome visitors to our showroom to have a look at all of our products or we can happily visit you.

We can provide films and vinyls in many designs to comply with DDA and Building regulations. These can be simple dots or squares, through to designs encompassing 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:-

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.
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”.

Switchable
Black

Our exciting partnership with Intelligent Glass means that we are always at the cutting edge of switchable glass technology.

Switchable glass can now be offered with a black tint offering a darker switchable product than standard

IG’s unique technology has been made using a proprietary manufacturing process that allows us to provide a darker variation of standard PDLC technology.

This product is the closest switchable alternative to a blackout solution possible, offering a darker switchable glass than has been seen in the past. The best of both worlds, Switchable Black is the perfect compromise between a near blackout effect and style, allowing users to enjoy enhanced privacy as well as benefit from the functionality of switchable technology.

Sound Insulating
Acoustic Switchable Glass

We are able to offer a sound insulating Acoustic Glass which comes in Toughened Laminate switchable options, making it a versatile privacy solution. Along with this, it also boasts many of the benefits that come with our standard switchable glass options, such as functioning as a projection screen.

Our standard sizes of this glass measure at either 10.8mm or 12.8mm in thickness, comprising of a sound insulating inter-layer, sandwiched between 2 pieces of glass, integrated with switchable PDLC technology. Sound insulating acoustic switchable glass can also the requested dB ratings within our systems, making it compliant in Noise Reduction Rating.

Fire Resistant
(Fire Safety Rated)

Fire resistant switchable glass provides you with a multi-functional investment that’s stylish, compliant and safe.

Bringing all the benefits of our standard switchable technology, privacy or projection is still only a press of a button away, making it a comprehensive solution for commercial and residential applications.