Back to work: Get your office in order and make sure all glass partitions comply to health and safety standards using glass manifestation graphics

The summer holiday season is almost over, and your thoughts will be turning to getting the office back in order ready for work. Health and safety compliance and meeting safety glass regulations is always a concern. So what better time than now to make sure that your office meets all of the required standards?

Why is Glass manifestation important for health and safety?

Glass can be dangerous – that goes without saying. There are lots of areas in the office that use glass, and glass partitions are now extremely popular. In order to meet safety standards, it is essential that glass cannot shatter in a way that causes harm to people. Glass film (also known as glass manifestation) helps with this by keeping the glass in one piece even if it cracks. As well as looking good, it prevents people from inadvertently walking into the glass by making it more visible.

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Safety Glass Regulations & Requirements Overview

Frosted Manifestation is a cost effective and easy ways to ensure compliance with the building regulations. If you have full height glass in any windows, doors or partitions, it must be marked with glass manifestation to make sure that it can be seen. Failing to add manifestation for glass or safety stickers for glass doors can mean you are not compliant with the building regulations. You could also be liable for legal action if an employee or member of the public is injured as a result of bumping into glazing that does not meet the legal requirements.

Glass Manifestation Building Regulations

The Building Regulations 2000 for glazing (Part M) says that glass doors and screens will satisfy the requirements M1 or M2 as long as:

A) They are clearly defined, with manifestation on the glass at two levels: between 850mm and 1000mm and also between 1400mm and 1600mm above the level of the floor. This must contrast visually with the environment that is visible through the glass (inside and outside) regardless of the lighting conditions.

b) The glass manifestation can take the form of a logo or sign which has to be at least 150mm high (the pattern must be repeated if it is on a glazed screen), or alternatively, it can display a decorative feature such as frosting, broken lines or bands, which are at least 50mm high.

Manifestation Graphics by Purlfrost

Purlforst produces a wide range of building regulations compliant manifestation graphics. We’ve been working with specifiers, architects and designers for many years. We supply and fit stunning graphics for your office partitions. We offer a complete service that is perfect for offices and retail outlets.

Our glazing manifestation products include:

 

            

Purlfrost safety stickers for glass doors

If you need safety stickers for glass doors, Purlfrost has something that will suit any office. Even if your glazing is shatterproof hardened glass, adding a layer of thin security film can protect against smash and grab attempts. This will reduce the amount of mess if the worst does happen and the glazing is broken.

 

Our glass safety products include:

  • Security film for glass windows to add security and discourage smash and grabs
  • Glass safety window film to make any glass shatter proof
  • Reflective window film to cut down on glare and add privacy
  • Glass manifestation stickers makes glass visible and makes it look good too

 

We can supply all of the tools you will need for a self-installation of our glass manifestation products. Alternatively, we can quote you for our installation service, which covers the Greater London area and the Home Counties.

Get your office in order with Purlfrost

Our glazing manifestation products are available for purchase directly from our website, or we can professionally install window film and window graphics for you. If the design you want is not in our range, contact us with your details, and we will get back to you with a quote.

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Call us today to find out how you can get your office in order – and combine compliance with safety glass regulations with a stunning new look.

How to Insulate a Conservatory Roof

Conservatories are a quintessential British must for any house. With long, rainy summer days and chilly bitter winter evenings, conservatories appear to be the answer to all your problems. Idealised as a ‘room in the garden’, conservatory’s offer us the opportunity to indulge in our gardens while simultaneously being protected from the unpredictable precariousness of British weather.

Insulating a conservatory roof

However, as with many things, the dream is often a far fetch from reality. Due to the nature of conservatories, they do not provide very good insulation. Although their glass structure may look aesthetically pleasing, in terms of practicality, the glass offers little in protection from the unforgiving British weather. A drafty and cold cave throughout the winter, and a stifling stuffy prison in the summer, conservatories often become more of an accessory to the house than an actual living space. However, help is at hand with our guide to insulating conservatories, where we offer you help and advice on how you can best tackle your conservatory conundrums.

 

Why is My Conservatory Always Too Hot or Too Cold?

When looking at ways to weatherproof your conservatory, the first natural instinct is to look at tackling those looming glass walls as they make up the largest part of the conservatory. However, when it comes to insulating your conservatory, the best and most efficient way to do this is by insulating the roof. As warm air rises, the majority of heat is lost through the roof, making conservatories unbearably chilly in the winter. Contradictingly in the summer, the roof actually works to preserve the heat, where the majority of the sun’s rays penetrate the roof, bouncing into the conservatory and giving it that greenhouse effect that often leaves the room feeling stiffingly hot.

 

Conservatory roof insulation

Can I Insulate My Conservatory Roof?

If you’ve already invested a considerable amount of time and money in rolling out portable heaters through the winter and blasting out industrial sized fans in the summer you may well have given up on finding that ideal balanced temperature. But with the right roof insulation you can throw away your oversized heaters and blaring fans and relax in the comfort of your own home, enjoying your conservatory for what it is. With plenty of options to choose from, there’s insulation to suit every conservatory type and every home.

Aluminium Foil and Thermal Wadding

If you’re finding your conservatory to be more of a hinderance than an asset, try lining your roof with traditional insulating materials. A combination of aluminium foil and thermal wadding is a go to favourite of many, as these materials are incredibly effective in both emitting and absorbing heat. Acting as a heat reflector, aluminium foil is the perfect way to insulate a conservatory roof, trapping the heat in the cold, and deflecting it in the heat. Thermal wadding – in contrast – absorbs heat through air pockets, working to trap heat within its insulative prison, thereby effectively insulating your conservatory. A quick fix for your conservatory woes, this works well for homeowners who want a cost efficient and practical way to insulate their room.

New Roof

Those who are looking for a more permanent solution may consider knocking down their conservatory roof altogether, instead replacing it with a fully functional roof that molds into the rest of the house. Naturally this esnures guaranteed climitasied control throughout the entirety of the year, and allows you to make the conservatory feel even more apart of the house. However if you wish to maintain that ‘gardeny’ open plan aesthetic, then this may not be a viable option for you.

Ceiling Blinds

If you’re looking for a cheaper but effective way to insulate your conservatory, ceiling blinds may be a good alternative. By installing them along your roof, you have the option of opening and closing them at will, allowing you to retain the sunny ambience of the conservatory while also providing you with protection from the unforgiving summer sun, and preserving that all important heat in the winter.

Solar Control Film

Last but certainly not least, a new but extremely effective way of insulating a conservatory is through the simple but revolutionary solar control film. The ultimate insulating material, these stickers ensure that you don’t have to compromise on anything to achieve your desired results. Working to target and control the sun’s rays and excess heat, this film is the answer to all your conservatory problems. Cost effective and pleasing to the eye, window film allows you to retain the feel and sunny atmosphere of your conservatory while simultaneously working to ensure that you’ll enjoy it in a way you never have been able to before.