Manifestation and Signage

Frosted Window Films are one of the most cost effective and easiest ways to ensure you are up to date with the latest manifestation legislation and comply with current Building Regulations. Any full height glass in windows, partitions or doors, must be marked correctly with glass manifestation to make sure that it is made apparent. Glass manifestation is designed to help make glass obvious, and prevent injury should somebody walk into the glass.

Building Regulations (E&W) Approved Document M states that glass entrance doors and glass screens will satisfy requirement M1 or M2 if:

  • a) They are clearly defined with glass manifestation on the glass at two levels; between 850–1000 mm and between 1400–1600 mm above the floor, contrasting visually with the background seen through the glass (both inside and out) in all lighting conditions.
  • b) Manifestation takes the form of logo or sign at least 150 mm high (repeated if on a glazed screen), or a decorative feature such as broken lines or continuous bands, at least 50 mm high.

Manifestation marking can take the form of dots, squares, stripes etc, or bespoke designs or logos repeated at appropriate intervals and heights.

Logos & Graphics
Our Opalux acid etched window films can also be used to produce personalised window graphics for long – term or temporary application to glass. Company logos can be used repeatedly to reinforce a corporate brand or to satisfy the manifestation criteria shown above. They also look extremely effective when used on internal, domestic applications to create a modern, contemporary feel. These graphics are also available in an extensive range of British Standard and RAL colours in order to achieve the look you desire and create an instant, yet cost effective, impact.

Privacy Screening
Our Opalux translucent privacy screening films are used to give 2 - way privacy, without seriously reducing the natural light level.  These films have a finely textured matt finish and are applied to new or existing glass.

For both new build and refurbishment projects, they offer a cost effective and flexible alternative to traditional sand blasting or printing.  These films allow freedom in the initial glass specification, with privacy being allocated later when and where it is required.

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