We get precious little sunshine here in the UK for most of the year, but the summer months can create all kinds of havoc when it does finally pop out from behind the clouds. We all want plenty of light to get into our homes through our windows, but the ultraviolet (UV) element of sunlight has other, less desirable effects: faded furniture, photographs and wallpaper, unbearable indoor heat and even skin problems can all result from too much exposure to the sun. There is a simple solution to all of these problems that lets you reduce window glare but still lets you enjoy the all-too-short British summer: solar control window film.
Solar control window film is easily fitted to your existing windows, and it reduces some of the undesirable effects of the sun. You can use it to block out as much or as little of the sun’s light as you desire, making it a flexible, lower-cost alternative to blocking up or replacing the glass in your windows.
Here are some of the main benefits of coloured window film:
A coloured window film with UV protection can save your furnishings, wallpaper and paintwork from fading in the sunlight. There are also a number of health benefits associated with reduced exposure to UV light, which is linked to eye and skin problems. The UV protection window film from Purlfrost can block up to 99.5% of the harmful rays – compared to Low-E glass which stops just 60%.
At the other end of the spectrum is infrared light – which is the part that causes heat. Heat rejection and window insulation film reduces the excessive build-up of heat on hot sunny days. The film is made of a thin, self-adhesive metallised material that is designed to block the infrared light and preventing it from filtering into your home.
Heat rejection and window insulation film also helps to limit heat loss in winter through the same ultraviolet light protection mechanism that allows it to block heat from entering your home in the summer time. How much money you can save will vary, depending on your home, but the less you need to use your heating to top up the temperature the more money you will save.
Another benefit of solar control window film is that it can reduce window glare. Various grades of film are available to block out as much or as little light as you require. You can use a tinted window film to help with your home office productivity if you get reflections on your monitor screen in the room where you work. Purlfrost solar control film can reduce glare by as much as 90%.
You can add style to one or more windows in your home by using coloured film, reflective films (which also help to prevent a room from turning into a greenhouse) or even blackout films that block all of the light completely. Because the film can be removed later, it is ideal for temporarily creating a darkroom or adding a splash of colour for a sporting event or public celebration.
The self-adhesive window film is ordered in the specific size you need, and you apply it with a soapy water solution and a squeegee. This makes it simple for even an inexperienced DIY fitter to apply it without bubbles. Full instructions are provided, and there are even videos on the Purlfrost website to show you how easy it is to install. If you decide that you want to remove the window film at a later point in time, this can easily be done (a minimum of four weeks after application) with just a spray bottle of soapy water and a glass scraper. During its life, the film can be cleaned – only soapy water and a squeegee is required as anything abrasive could scratch and damage the film.
Purlfrost are a specialist window film provider serving the United Kingdom with high quality adhesive window products. We have been supplying the UK with window film, window stickers and wall coverings since 2003. Solar film offers a modern alternative to blinds or curtains for homes and offices. Whether you want to protect your privacy with a frosted or reflective window film or add period appeal to your property with a custom-printed stained glass-style door design, our range of premium window film has the solution to your problem. All our products can be delivered direct to your door and they are easily applied in a matter of minutes.
If you are an owner of a period property, then you will appreciate just how difficult is to make decorative changes that are sympathetic with the character of the building and its existing décor without breaking the bank. The good news is that – at least when it comes to your windows – there is an attractive and low-cost option that can be in-keeping with the house’s character while remaining attractive: Heritage Patterned Window Film.
Heritage patterns help you to keep the unique style of your period home without having to go to the expense of completely replacing the glazing in your heritage windows. A variety of patterned window film designs are available, and we can also make new patterns to your specification, on request. All you have to do is call us with full details of what you need, and we can prepare a quote.
If you want to revitalise the bathroom or kitchen in your period home, you can use our heritage patterned window films to give that period look for far lower cost than new glazing. Alternatively, you can retain the existing windows and have the benefits of specialist glass at a fraction of the cost – and because heritage patterned window film is temporary, you can change the look as often as you want without making any permanent changes.
In the kitchen, you might choose to add glass partitions imprinted with an attractive design or add character to any glass-fronted cupboards. For the external windows, you can add partial or complete frosting for privacy or use attractive design elements to improve the look of your property.
In the bathroom, as well as using window film to easily make any glass into privacy glass, you could also use window stickers to add decals or motifs to other glazed areas such as mirrors, glass blocks and shower screens. The possibilities really are limitless when you choose window film from Purlfrost!
One of the main advantages of using patterned window film is the added privacy that it affords you – without having to replace heritage glazing with modern frosted glass, you can ensure that you are not overlooked while keeping the period character of your property and avoiding making any major changes that could be problematic to reverse in the future. You can even use window film instead of blinds or curtains to keep your windows wide and allow plenty of light in without cluttering them up with upholstery!
There are several different types of window film available for your heritage windows:
Clear film: this kind of film allows you to see out through the window. It can be imprinted with a pattern, such as a criss-crossed “leading” design or even a stained-glass effect if you so desire.
Coloured film: Opaque coloured film offers you complete privacy day and night – but be aware that you will not be able to see out of the window if you completely cover it with one of our solid coloured designs!
Purfrost are specialists in window film, window stickers and wall coverings for the UK. We launched in 2003, and since then we have been offering beautiful window film as an alternative to blinds and curtains for homes. You may wish to add privacy to your windows with a frosted window film or add appeal to your period property with a customised stained glass-style design – whatever you choose, our range of window film products that can be delivered direct to your door and applied in a matter of minutes with astonishing results.
It is not long since Easter, but after a long winter, we were treated to some unseasonably warm weather this Spring. As a result, the country is already starting to gear up for summer, and shops everywhere will be starting to think about livening up their retail summer window displays. This year’s design trends are floral and fauna patterns, so if you are looking for the most cost-effective way to spruce up your shop windows you really ought to think about investing in some attractive bespoke retail window stickers.
At Purlfrost, we make retail window stickers in a variety of styles so even if you do not have an in-house design team at your fingertips you will be able to find something to suit your needs. Our window stickers are suitable for either long-term or short-term use. If you choose the hard-wearing vinyl stickers then you can carefully peel them off your glazing at the end of the season and use them again for promotional periods year after year. We use a UV resistant ink to ensure the longevity of the decals you choose, and it is really easy to apply the window film to windows. You can either do it yourself or take advantage of our fitting service Purl-Fit.
Consistent corporate branding is really important in the retail environment, and bespoke retail window decals are the perfect low-cost solution for updating your branding or adding new colours or patterns to go alongside your existing point of sale material. If you have recently redesigned your logo you could even have it printed on one of our durable bespoke retail window decals and make it the focal point of your retail summer window displays.
There are many benefits of branded window stickers in retail:
As well as promoting sales or corporate logos, many clients use our bespoke retail window stickers to apply to the glazed panels in their doors to clearly display their opening hours to their customers. Because every retailer has different opening hours, many retailers will need a custom sticker printing service. That’s where Purlfrost comes in! Our custom printing service is simple to use. Even if you can’t find the design that you are looking for in our range, we can still help.
If you already have your artwork designed or printed, then you can call us for a quote. We will need you to send us a copy of your design as a high-resolution file, which your design team will be able to provide. If you do not already have a finished sticker design, then we also offer an affordable artwork creation service. All you have to do to is contact us with details of what you want on your custom window sticker, along with your desired layout and size and we will prepare a quote for you.
If you do not have the time or expertise to fit your new window stickers yourself, then we also offer Purlfit – our window sticker fitting service. We cover the London and Greater London area, as well as most places within 50 miles of central London. Our team of professionally trained window film installers are ready to help with your projects – anything from installing your window display stickers to a full commercial window tinting service for your entire building. We follow the guidelines of the Glass and Glazing Federation, and our installers all carry a current CSCS card with them, which allows them to work on building sites. You can call us to talk to a member of our team about your needs, and we can give you a free no obligation quotation.
Don’t get caught out if we are lucky enough to have an early summer – the time to start planning your floral summer window displays is now. You can order a set of bespoke retail window decals for retail summer window displays from Purlfrost online, and you canview our entire range of products and services on our website.
Do delivery drivers have trouble finding your house? Do you often find visitors driving past a couple of times before finding your address? Many modern estates, in particular, have unorthodox numbering conventions, and it is not always simple to find the house you are looking for. Displaying your house number prominently is the solution, but it can be a problem finding an appropriate space to display your house number clearly – the solution is decorative house numbers from Purlfrost.
If the houses nearby all look similar, it can be difficult to make your home stand out and truly make it your own. When it comes to new builds especially, there are often limitations on changing the external appearance too drastically. It is possible to make a small change that will really affect the appearance of your home with stickers displaying your house number in your own choice of design, font and colour scheme.
Our self-adhesive house number stickers are:
Available in your choice of design;
● Made to measure;
● Easy to apply without bubbles;
● A free application tool is included
Adhesive house numbers are a quick and easy way to show the world your house number. They are particularly useful if you have a fanlight above your door but do not want to go to the expensive of having special glass made up. You can have a stained-glass effect – or whatever style you choose – and change it as often as you like.
If you have a glazed door then the decorative house numbers can be stuck to that instead, or even onto the exterior of the uPVC frame itself. For the best results, we recommend applying the stickers to the inside of the glass to protect it from the elements, but external application is possible if your glass is frosted and would make the number illegible were it attached internally.
The custom-made house numbers and name stickers from Purlfrost are simple to apply to any glazed or smooth surface and they will really make your house stand out from the others on the street. They are perfect for a transom window or fanlight situated above a door, or a glass panel in the door itself. You can have our house number stickers made to the exact measurements you require. A choice of finishes are available: frosted film coloured vinyl or stained glass effect. Our online design service is simple to use and allows you to design a personalised house numbers sticker or house name in your choice of colours and fonts. Adhesive house numbers are easy to apply and will last for many years.
Our personalised house numbers are designed to be applied directly to glass windows or doors. As long as the design you select has enough space, you could have a house name instead of a number. As well as house numbers for your front door, we can also supply adhesive numbers to be used on other items such as wheelie bins – the stickers will adhere to plastic, metal and almost any other smooth and flat surface. Get in touch with us here at Purlfrost today to discuss your needs!
Creating a cool shop window display for Easter is not as hard as you might think. With window stickers from Purlfrost it is possible to create an attractive Easter theme without any trouble. Window stickers are easy to apply and easy to remove, and some types can even be used again year after year!
All you need for the perfect Easter window display is a little bit of imagination, a basic idea of the themes you want to use, and some props. With window stickers from Purlfrost you can turn the mediocre into a merchandising masterpiece. So, without further ado, what are the six key components for an Easter shop window display?
1 – Pastel Colours
At Easter time, pastel colours are the order of the day. A palette made of light blues, pinks, greens and yellows will evoke the idea of new life in spring and draw customer’s eyes into your window display. As well as choosing products in these themes you may also want to add tissue paper, fabric or other props to complete the look.
2 – Baby Animals
Easter is the time when baby animals begin to be born, and a few toy chicks or stuffed rabbits will go a long way towards inspiring onlookers. You could also use images of these animals in your window decoration stickers.
3 – Flowers
In the Springtime, the flowers start to burst with colour. Images or models of daffodils and other springtime flowers will set off your window display. If you have the patience and time to take care of them, you might even choose to opt for vases of real flowers amongst your products.
4 – Greenery
The leaves are growing back on the trees and the first shoots of springtime are well on their way so why not add greenery to your shop window display. Of course, growing real grass in your storefront might not be practical, but Purlfrost produce a range of borders with colourful images of grass and flowers that you can apply to the bottom of the windows.
5 – Easter Eggs
Probably the biggest symbol of Easter – at least in the world of retail – is the Easter egg. Colourful, beautifully decorated eggs have been a key part of the holiday for centuries, and so you might want to incorporate them into your stickers and designs. Why not hide some and encourage shoppers to go on an Easter egg hunt to encourage them to spend more time in-store?
6 – The Easter Bunny
Every holiday has its main character, and in the case of Easter who else but the Easter bunny? Why not let him make an appearance in your window this Easter by choosing an Easter window sticker with an image of this perennial favourite?
How do you incorporate all these ideas into your display while keeping enough floor space to show off your Easter products? The solution is window stickers from Purlfrost – you can frame your window display in the designs and colours of your choosing. It is so simple to add an Easter feel to a window with window stickers that you will wonder how you ever coped without them!
Shop window stickers can be ordered in your choice of colour, size and material. They apply easily to glass or other smooth, flat surfaces including plastic, metal or even wood if you select the self-adhesive option. As well as our standard sizes, most of our designs can be purchased as large individual stickers, and often as packs of individual stickers in varying sizes.
When you order, you choose whether you intend to apply the sticker on the inside of the glass (printed in reverse), or externally (print as seen). Our designs are all digitally printed with UV resistant inks to ensure the colours last for a long time. We even back print the design with white ink to make colours look more vibrant through glass.
To find out more information and find the perfect solution for your shop window display, contact us today!
How Unique Wall Murals Can Help Brighten Up Your Home Redecorating can be a pain. What if there was a way that you could freshen up your room and make it exactly how you want it to be? Unique wall murals are a flexible way to create your own custom designed wall decal that is both attractive and bespoke to you. Best of all, the custom wallpaper is really simple to apply.
Feature walls are the perfect solution to changing the look of a room with the minimum of fuss. You simply choose a neutral tone and then designate a single wall for a bold design that becomes a focal point. Redecorating is then simply a matter of changing the look of that feature wall. Some people go for a different solid colour or use a patterned wallpaper instead of plain. If you want to do something that is truly different, then unique wall murals offer you an opportunity to come up with your own design, unique to your home, which will astonish and impress visitors in equal measure. Wall murals can be used in the living room, the bedroom and even the bathroom.
Bespoke wall murals are the perfect way to create a beautiful feature wall quickly and with the minimum of fuss. Changing the look of the room is as simple – you just create your own wall decal to your specification. It is so easy to add the wow factor to your home, bar or restaurant with a stunning wall mural in the size you need to create a fabulous feature wall. You can use your own original artwork, photographs or vintage imagery. If you are stuck for ideas, a range of designs are available to choose from which can be resized to the exact measurements you need. The finished design is digitally printed onto wallpaper. There are loads of themes to choose from, so whether you want fine art, sport, music or nature there is something for you.
Kids bedrooms are one of the trickiest places to decorate. Their tastes change so frequently and finding the right design can be a nightmare for parents. Why not create your own wall decal from one of their own pictures, or use a predesigned image from the collection of themes, such as space, aeronautical or motorsport? By using your an image that was created yourself, you will have a unique design that can be changed whenever you want, and when you have a feature wall you do not need to redecorate the entire room every time the children find a new fad.
All of the wall mural designs available from Purlfrost can easily be resized to the exact measurements that you require. For wider walls, the designs are supplied in several wallpaper drops of equal size, each one with a maximum width of 125 centimetres. The application process is simple – the design is digitally printed onto a standard wallpaper which is applied the usual way. Because the service is bespoke, any artwork, image or photograph can be digitally printed to your exact requirements. A range of image formats can be supported, from photographs at a minimum resolution of 300dpi to vector graphics for scalable logos. So, if you would like to brighten up your home with bespoke wall murals then contact Purlfrost to find out how easy it is to create a unique and attractive custom wall decal for your home.
When you are looking for ways to get customers into your store, your shop window is crucial. The best shop window displays grab people’s attention as they pass; clearly and concisely convey a message; and convince shoppers not to go elsewhere. With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, shops are in a cut-throat competition for custom. Find out how to make your window display stand out from the crowd.
Your shop window is your first chance to attract a customer through the door. The message it sends out is important. Research by Marketing Week  showed that an effective store window display increases footfall by 10% to 15%. Shop windows that make people “feel good” has been found to increase customers’ intention to buy.
Here are some of our visual merchandising tips.
Your window must be coherent – a disjointed display is distracting. A strong, colour-coordinated theme bears dividends. Choose a couple of key colours from the products you are promoting.
Your key messages should be in the customers’ eye line, but do not neglect the rest of the space. Add interest throughout the whole window display. Remember that eye level from the pavement outside will be different to eye level inside!
Consider colour, forms, size and the space available. Try to keep everything in harmony and balance. Lighting is powerful, even at night, and can highlight products or messages to encourage customers to return the following day.
If you want your window display to stand out, then you need to be different to your neighbours. If other shops nearby are busy and cluttered then try going simple with a single, big message on a window sticker. Choose contrasting colours to the usual seasonal palette, and your shop front will stand out.
Think about who your target customer is, if you want to attract the right people with your window display. If your target audience is sensitive to price reductions, then maximise that message with some window stickers and displays of key sale stock.
Here are some quick dos and don’ts for your window displays:
Purlfrost window stickers are a key element of the best shop window displays and are one of the most cost-effective ways to get customers into your store by displaying a clear message. The stickers can be applied internally or externally, and if you choose the reusable cling film stickers, then you can make them last for several seasons. Contact us for more information or visit our website to learn about how window stickers can make your shop window display stand out on the high street this Valentine’s Day.
At this time of the year, customers’ thoughts are turning to the sales. It is a competitive marketplace out there on the high street, and many of your competitors will be targeting the same customers as you are with increasingly lavish shop window displays. How can you make your retail premises stand out and make sure customers are clear about the deals you are offering? Have you considered using retail window stickers?
There is no point in having a sale unless people know about it, but at certain times of the year, it is difficult to stand out from the crowd because there is so much activity. Coming up with innovative shop window display ideas is hard, especially when you want to portray a strong corporate image. Retail windows stickers are an increasingly popular way that retail businesses are using to attract customers and spread the message about sales and discounts.
You can have discount window stickers made up in colours and designs that match your corporate branding or seasonal theme and use them to convey messages about sales and discount activity to your customers in a concise, attractive and impactful way.
There are a multitude of ways to use window stickers to promote your sale. You may have show window display ideas that have been designed in-house, or you may prefer to use our predefined professional templates.
Purlfrost can help you attract customers by highlighting your discounts with:
You can buy large, individual stickers or packs of multiple stickers in smaller sizes. All of our discount window stickers stickers are available in your choice of design, size, colour and material. You can choose hard-wearing self-adhesive stickers or opt for our reusable self-cling film window decals that are suitable for removal and reuse.
Purlfrost are experts in retail window stickers. Our window stickers are available in a choice of colours, sizes and materials. They can easily be applied to glass or any other flat, smooth surface including plastic, metal and even wood if you choose self-adhesive decals. All you need to attach them without bubbles is some soapy water in a spray bottle, the supplied application tool, and a little bit of patience.
At the time of ordering, you can select whether you intend to apply the sticker internally to glass (so the image is reversed), or if you need it to be printed as seen for you to stick on another surface. We digitally print all our designs with UV resistant ink to ensure that the colours last longer. We even back print reversed designs that will be placed behind glass with white ink to make the colours look more vibrant.
To find out more, you can contact us on 020 8992 4024.
As the busy Christmas period approaches, retailers’ thoughts are beginning to turn towards designing their Christmas window displays. As well as showcasing the best seasonal stock and festive offers, your windows also need to convey a Christmassy feel to really get shoppers into the spirit. Christmas window stickers are a sure fire way that you can quickly and cost-efficiently add a professional look to your shop windows. As well as the usual Christmas designs such as Santa Claus, Christmas crackers, angels, stars and Christmas trees it is possible to create customised Christmas window stickers for your store. When you choose your own Christmas window decoration design, it can convey a promotional message as part of your overall marketing strategy for the festive period.
Your shop windows are the first thing that your potential customers will see as they approach your premises, so it is critical to get them looking just right to draw in customers. Your windows say a lot about your company, and give your potential customers confidence in your product offering, your company’s professionalism and generate a desire to buy Christmas products. Your shop windows really are the starting point of the customer buying experience.
Christmas window decorations can fulfil a number of different purposes: Not only do the simpler ones help those people who are doing their festive shopping to get into the right festive mindset to come and shop in your store, but they can also help your store to get more attention from passers-by. They may tempt new customers in, and remind existing customers of your Christmas offering. It goes without saying that clear and well-designed window stickers will also serve to clearly communicate and promote the festive range of products that you have to offer.
Purlfrost offer retailers a wide range of customisable window stickers. A variety of predesigned templates are available on our website, which gives you the ability to design and create your own designs, and add your own customised text. A bespoke Christmas window sticker is a fantastic idea for any retail store, café or restaurant and it will really set off your windows this festive season. The high street is becoming an increasingly tough trading environment, and so if you are missing out on this cost-effective storefront marketing opportunity, then you are missing out on the possibility of converting many customers who may well decide to do their Christmas shopping with one of your more festive-looking competitors instead.
Purlfrost shop window stickers are very easy to apply and remove, and the smaller ones can be easily installed yourself by your own staff. If you choose to purchase the self-cling variety of Christmas window stickers, then they are able to be taken off in one piece in order to be reused at a later date. This makes them an ideal investment for future seasonal activity and not simply a one-off purchase. The higher quality adhesive cut vinyl options that we can provide you are much longer lasting and look extremely smart and professional.
The custom window sticker design tool on the Purlfrost website enables you to choose between all of the different colours and styles that we can supply. You can choose how much text you would like to be added to each of your Christmas window sticker designs, so you are able to completely customise the sticker to your specific needs. They can be made to precisely match your existing branding, and we can supply them in any size that you choose. When you design your adhesive Christmas window decorations online, you will be able to see an instant price based on your exact requirements. This simple purchasing process means that buying your stunning set of adhesive Christmas window products is a simple process, and installing them onto your shop windows is much the same.
Christmas time only comes around once a year, and all of the retailers on the high street are competing for the same set of shoppers. Making your shopfront look as exciting and festive as you possibly can is an essential task if you are going to attract new customers and persuade them to buy from your Christmas range. A bespoke Christmas window sticker that is designed and customised to your exact specifications and matches your corporate branding will go a long way towards achieving the best looking festive storefront on the High Street this winter.