Christmas Window Decorations: Showcase Your Shopfront This Season

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.

Attract Christmas Customers with customised window stickers

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.

Purfrost Decorative Window Stickers

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.

Easy to apply Christmas Window Decorations

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.

Design Your Own Custom Window Stickers

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.

Buy Christmas Window Decorations Online

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.

Professionally​ ​Installed​ ​Custom​ ​Window​ ​Film

Generally, installing window film onto a regular pane of glass is child’s play. With the application tool provided with every purchase and some soapy water, it’s very easy to produce a professional looking, bubble free, finish. For the larger, more complicated jobs, however; it may be worth hiring a professional.

Fitting Window Film: Professional Installation

If you have any doubts about fitting window film in your chosen place, even after watching our tutorial video, then please get in touch with us! We are able to offer a professional installation service for those bigger jobs, in places a little more difficult to get to. For example, if you are thinking of fitting window film up on a skylight or a very large pane of glass, it may be worth considering the difficulties of reaching these places safely.

Customised Window Film Designs

Window film does not just have to be a traditional “frosted design”. It is possible for any number of different designs and colours to be used. Anything from a company logo to a mural – your imagination is the only limit. Many companies choose to use the space on their windows as extra space to market their business. A plain partition has far more impact when a professionally applied window film is added, with the company’s logo emblazoned across it.

Here are some examples of what can be achieved when fitting window film, to inspire you:

Art gallery glass roof

For this project, UV control was required. Without this, precious artwork and photographs could fade. The film was applied to the interior of the glass roof to protect it from damage, wear and dirt.

art gallery window film installation

Moo Partition Graphics

This expanding business moved to a new office in Farringdon. We supplied them with bespoke cut graphics to make their office match their distinctive brand

.Office window film installation

Reflective window film

his London hotel is a good example of the many uses of fitting window film. As well as offering privacy to their guests during the daytime, the reflective material also helps to keep the rooms cooler by preventing too much sunlight from getting inside.

hotel reflective window film installation

Coccinelle

Coccinelle required a large, colourful image that is easy to replace on a regular basis as new design seasons commence. This large-format printed photograph is applied externally to minimise disruption to the business.

Coccinelle store window film installation

Webcredible Partition Graphics

A good example of just how intricate the designs on window film can be, this text-based graphic is printed on clear film and carefully applied to glass partitions within the office.

Partition graphics installation

More Local

Privacy is one of the key drivers that make businesses consider using window film to tint or obscure their windows. In this case, bespoke graphics are printed on contra vision film. This film allows people within the building to see but prevents people outside of the building from seeing in.

Local window film installation example

Professional Window Film Installation

Purlfrost offers a professional window film fitting service that covers all of London and the Home Counties. Our dedicated team of window film installers are trained in the art of installing window films of every kind – including privacy and solar control films, shop window graphics and partition designs. We have a massive range of products to choose from, and we have a printing service for bespoke graphics or designs.

Contact us for a quote or to ask us for more information on our range of window film installation products and services.

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.