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17 09, 2017

Green Award For WF Glazing Protection

By |2018-03-07T10:41:44+00:00September 17th, 2017|Accreditations|Comments Off on Green Award For WF Glazing Protection

We are delighted to have been awarded the Investors in the Environment (iiE) Green Award for the third year running for our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and for continuous ongoing improvements. What is iiE? Investors in the Environment (iiE) is a national environmental accreditation scheme. It has been designed to help organisations save time and money, reduce their impact on the environment, and get promoted for their green credentials. They provide all the help, support, and networking needed to make organisations greener and ensure you get recognition for your eco initiatives. Members’ achievements are highlighted at events, and promoted through e-newsletters and as online articles and case studies. Upon successful implementation of the iiE criteria, members are awarded with the recognised stamp of certification. The iiE scheme is unique because organisations must achieve a minimum 2% improvement in resource efficiency over an agreed baseline figure, to secure green accreditation. Other criteria include having a recycling system in place, adopting a travel plan, calculating your organisational carbon footprint and setting targets for carbon reduction. Accreditations Available The iiE accreditation scheme has been created to help offer proof that a business has implemented an effective environmental management plan with the goal of reducing their environmental impact. The step-by-step approach within each accreditation level allows businesses to set achievable targets and establish a pathway of continual improvement. To help recognise and reward businesses for their efforts towards becoming more environmentally friendly, the iiE have created 3 different awards: Green Silver Bronze The ‘Green Award’ is the highest achievable level within the iiE and we are absolutely delighted to have achieved this standard for the third consecutive year. For more on this, please click here. Working Closely with the Woodland Trust The [...]

15 09, 2017

How To Install Window Film

By |2018-03-07T10:41:45+00:00September 15th, 2017|Installation|Comments Off on How To Install Window Film

As well as offering a high quality window film installation service, WF Glazing Protection also offer a wide range of films which are available on a DIY basis. Should you wish to apply your chosen window film yourself, we have created an easy to follow guide which has been designed to highlight the steps which must be followed in order to achieve a perfect application. How To Successfully Apply Window Film The good news is that applying window film is a relatively simple process and regardless of the type of window film that you have purchased, the process is likely to be very similar. Before starting, there are a few snippets of information which are important to note. Window film is a very thin sheet of material that requires careful handling Creasing and folding the film should be avoided to prevent damage or permanently ‘marking’ the film. Preparation and film application need to be carried out in a draught and dust free environment Preparation and pre-cleaning are vitally important and care must be taken to flush any dirt particles out of the window frame post cleaning. Some airborne dust may get under the film but this is difficult to avoid completely and its presence will not affect the performance of the film. It is also important to note that there are a few circumstances under which applications are not recommended. These include: When the temperatures are below 8°C or when outside temperatures are below 0°C When applications are intended for rough or cast class surfaces To any surface that curves in two directions   Before starting, there are a number of essential tools that you will need to make the task easier. These include: Spray bottle [...]

1 03, 2017

How to Review Window Films DIY on Facebook

By |2018-03-07T10:41:46+00:00March 1st, 2017|Social Media|Comments Off on How to Review Window Films DIY on Facebook

We love receiving feedback from our clients and if you are kind enough to leave us a few words on our Facebook page, the good news is that it couldn’t be much quicker and easier to do so. All you need to do is make sure you are signed in to your personal FB page. Visit our FB page by clicking here and then follow the next 4 steps. Click Reviews on the left side of the Page’s Timeline Click the gray stars to choose a rating. You can also write a review Click to select your audience Click Done By following these steps, you will have left your review! Please Note – You can sign in, return and amend your review at any time. The following screen shots may be helpful for you. Steps 1 & 2 Steps 3 & 4 Currently Browsing: How to Review Window Films DIY on Facebook

1 03, 2017

How To Review Window Films DIY on Google Maps

By |2018-03-07T10:41:47+00:00March 1st, 2017|Social Media|Comments Off on How To Review Window Films DIY on Google Maps

We have had lots of requests recently asking for information about our Google Maps listing. We greatly value all of the feedback that we receive from our customers and below is an easy step by step guide detailing how to add a review. Firstly, it is crucial that you are signed in with your Google account if you wish to write a review. If you need to create a new account, simply click here, click on the ‘Create An Account’ option at the bottom of the page and then fill in the details as requested. The account is free to create and use and you will not be obliged to use it again in the future once you have left your review. Once you’re signed in to your Google + account, just follow these simple steps: Open Google Maps and make sure you’re signed in. Search for a ‘WFGP Window Films’ Click ‘Write a Review’. In the window that appears, click the stars to score the place. If you want, you can also write a review. Please Note – You can sign in, return and amend your review at any time. The screenshot below shows exactly what you should expect to see when trying to leave a review on our Google Maps listing. Currently Browsing: How To Review Window Films DIY on Google Maps

17 02, 2017

The Number One Time Saving Tip To Help Reduce Glare

By |2018-04-17T08:40:43+00:00February 17th, 2017|Glare|Comments Off on The Number One Time Saving Tip To Help Reduce Glare

The sun’s glare can be a real issue. For businesses, glare can negatively impact productivity due to unpleasant working conditions. For people at home, some rooms can be left virtually uninhabitable by the low lying sun. A Year Round Problem Although the low lying winter sun can be a particular problem, the glare from the sun can be an issue throughout all time of the year. With unfiltered sunlight streaming through your windows, visibility and comfort related issues are common place in the home and the workplace. Whilst curtains and blinds can offer a solution, they offer 2 significant drawbacks – firstly blocking out the light completely and secondly requiring time consuming maintenance to keep them clean. However, thankfully a long lasting solution exists which can be quickly installed at prices which are affordable. The Perfect Solution The installation of specialist ‘anti-glare’ window film will significantly reduce the negative impact of glare whilst still allowing clear vision from your window and natural light back through it. Offering qualities including easy installation and maintenance, anti-glare window film is the cost effective modern day solution for combating glare. How Can We Help? WFGP stock a range of window film designed to offer fast relief from the sun’s glare. Silver20 High Performance Reflective provides excellent heat and glare rejection to create a more comfortable environment in which to work or relax. The solar reduction can also lower air conditioning consumption to save energy. By reducing the reflection on monitor screens, TVs and Tablets eye-strain can be eased. Additional benefits include: The reflection of UV rays Reduction of the risk of fading to fabrics and furnishings Creation of a one way glass effect in daylight hours to provide privacy [...]

18 01, 2017

3 Benefits of Privacy Window Film

By |2018-03-07T10:41:49+00:00January 18th, 2017|Privacy|Comments Off on 3 Benefits of Privacy Window Film

Privacy window film is the effective modern alternative to curtains and blinds. If you are looking to increase the privacy around your home without sacrificing natural light, privacy window film may offer the perfect option. When it comes to your home, you have every reason to expect it to be safe and private. A place where you can get away from the stresses of life, relax and be comfortable. You deserve to feel secure in your home, free from the wandering eyes of passers by, neighbours who happen to be driving or passing by or maybe even just from people who are potentially up to no good. Below we have outlined 3 of the most common reasons people choose to have privacy window film installed to their property Increased Privacy - The application of just a thin low cost layer of window privacy film significantly increases the levels of privacy without sacrificing light. This is a substantial difference when compared to blinds and curtains. Improved Appearance – Privacy window film also offers the ability to add a decorative element to your home whilst still limiting the ability of people to see in. Increased Productivity - The installation of privacy window film is not just limited to residential properties. Some businesses find that their location can be an issue from time to time. If you own an office that sits on a busy street, the application of privacy film could offer the perfect antidote that the unsettling feeling that your staff may be on display. Whether to protect valuable assets or personal modesty, glass tinting is a cost effective solution against prying eyes. We offer a range incorporating 4 options for our customers looking to install the [...]

7 09, 2016

Top Tips To Help Keep Cool in a Heat Wave

By |2018-03-07T10:41:52+00:00September 7th, 2016|Latest News|Comments Off on Top Tips To Help Keep Cool in a Heat Wave

We know that we are close to leaving the summer behind but part of the beauty of the British weather is that we never know what is around the corner. Should the weather take another turn for the better and leave us scrambling for the suncream, the following article published by our friends at My Glazing could prove to be very handy! 1. Keep curtains and blinds closed The simplest way to avoid the heat of the sun is to block it out. Close any curtains and blinds on the sun-exposed side of your home – and remember that this side may change throughout the day. 2. Avoid generating heat & humidity When the mercury rises, it may be advisable to shelve those plans for an oven roast and opt for a cold salad instead. Similarly, cover pans on the stovetop and take shorter showers to avoid increasing your home’s humidity through the generation of steam. 3. Set trickle ventilators to the open position With the sun’s heat dissipating at the end of the day, it’s natural to want to let the cooler night air into your home and even to leave windows open overnight. In this case it is important to make sure security latches are set, or if you have trickle ventilators to simply verify these are in the open position – allowing cool air to flow in while maintaining the security of a closed window. 4. Use high efficiency lighting The light bulbs in your home give off heat as well as light. Fluorescent and LED light bulbs generate significantly less heat than incandescent bulbs, so switching to these can make a real difference. 5. Open windows to create airflow Opening windows [...]

18 08, 2016

Window Film: The Perfect Alternative To Blinds

By |2018-03-07T10:41:53+00:00August 18th, 2016|Latest News|Comments Off on Window Film: The Perfect Alternative To Blinds

If you're going to be updating your window treatments soon, then you are probably trying to decide whether to get blinds or curtains. What you may not realize is that window film is a popular alternative to blinds, shutters and curtains. Here is an overview of window film as a replacement for common shutters: What is window film? 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. Types of window film available There are many types of window film styles available, and you should have the ability to find any style you desire. Here is a list of just some of the types of window film available: Solar 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. Mirror window tint film - This type of window film can provide you with the ability to see clearly outside, while simultaneously providing you with privacy. Mirror window tint film works like a one-way mirror, which many homeowners appreciate. 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 [...]

26 07, 2016

5 Ways Solar Control Window Film Can Improve Your Home

By |2018-03-07T10:41:54+00:00July 26th, 2016|Latest News|Comments Off on 5 Ways Solar Control Window Film Can Improve Your Home

Everybody wants to have a comfortable home; somewhere they can relax, be peaceful. A home is an investment as well and whatever improvements are made increase both the aesthetic and market value of it. Nowadays, it is common knowledge that we have dramatic climatic changes and we are running out of the earth’s natural resources. Mostly, it is due to our own actions. Therefore, there are so many organisations that are taking measures to save the environment. As a personal effort, we can build homes that are not only beneficial to us but for the environment and resources of our earth. Using solar control films in our home windows is a step towards being environment-friendly. Five Ways Solar Control Film Windows Improve a Home It is true that using solar control films are environmental friendly but here is how they are good for your home as well. No. 1 - Energy Efficient Solar control film windows help you save money on utility bills. You can reduce being dependent on air conditioning and heaters by using solar control films in the windows. These windows keep the heat outside during hot weathers. No. 2 - Reduce Load on Cooling Appliances Use of air conditioners is common in extremely hot weather but you can reduce the load on the air conditioners by using solar control films in windows. They help keep the heat outside up to 99% which is a significant statistic. No. 3 - Aesthetic Solar control film windows are not just a tool to block heat but they have a nice appearance so the look of your house is not destroyed. Using the films on every window will make the look of the house uniform from every angle [...]

27 06, 2016

Sunglasses For Buildings! Whatever Next??

By |2018-03-07T10:41:55+00:00June 27th, 2016|Window Film|Comments Off on Sunglasses For Buildings! Whatever Next??

Did you know that window film works just like sunglasses for buildings? The installation of the most appropriate window film for your property can help to keep harmful UV rays at bay along with offering a variety of other benefits. An Investment Rather Than Expense Despite the wide ranging benefits offered by window film, many people are put off by the fact that they view the installation as a significant expense. However the truth is that the installation of window film can actually prove to be an investment rather than expense. Some of the costs which can be saved, include: Reducing carbon emissions — A reduced carbon footprint can help to enhance the reputation of an organisation Reduced need for air conditioning — Using less air-con can keep fuel bills down to a minimum, as well as reducing the need for maintenance and repairs. Increased on-site productivity — If your staff feel more comfortable in their working environment, they are likely to be more productive. Less damage to stock and furnishings — The reduction of UV light being allowed through your windows can limit damage to stock and furnishings. Improved safety & security — meeting safety legislation requirements, enhancing security and improving business continuity. Improved Temperature Control The installation of window film can also help to improve the temperature control capabilities of your building. If you notice that the temperature inside of your building is too high in the summer, applying window film can positively impact your ability to effective control the temperature. This should help you reduce your use of the air conditioning unit, resulting in lower bills whilst also improving the environmental footprint for your business. Creating a Safer Workplace There are different materials used to make window [...]