Creating heritage windows on a budget- how to use patterned window film

Whether you own a period property, or just want your house to look like one, replacing heritage windows can cost a fortune. The beautiful glass designs can be very difficult to create or replace whilst keeping in character with the building and its existing décor. 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.

What is patterned window film?

Heritage patterned window film helps you to keep (or create!) 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. We can also make new patterns to your specification, on request.  Drop us a call and we can prepare you a quick quote.

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Why use patterned window film for heritage windows? 

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 a 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. Since heritage patterned window film is temporary, you can even 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 patterned 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.

How to use patterned window film for privacy

One of the main advantages of using patterned window film is the added privacy that it affords you. Plus it’s much cheaper than replacing heritage glazing with modern frosted glass. This way you can protect your privacy and keep the period look of your homes. Window film is also easy to remove and replace if you change your mind. You could even use window film instead of blinds or curtains to bring in more light!

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Heritage patterned window film – your choices

There are several different types of window film available for your heritage windows.  You can focus on design, light blocking or evening solar window film to reduce UV exposure. When it comes to design the main two types to choose from are:

Clear pattern: this kind of film allows you to see out through the window. It can be imprinted with a pattern, such as a crisscrossed “leading” design or even a stained-glass effect if you so desire.

Coloured pattern: this option offers you complete privacy day and night – but be aware that you will not be able to see out of the window.



We 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.