Are you suffering with too much glare in your office?

Posted on - February 3, 2020

At this time of the year the sunlight – though not hot – can be quite strong – and as it is lower in the sky, it can be shining directly into your workplace – rendering computer screens hard to see and making life uncomfortable for your colleagues and employees.

Glare from the sun – it’s no fun.

Sure — you can pull the blinds (if you have them), but its not a great fix, and ideally you’d like the sunlight to shine in — just not at the expense of the working environment.

It’s not good for your customers and clients either! Imagine how you’d feel pitching up for a meeting and being instantly blinded.

The receptionist can’t help you because not only is her computer screen nothing but a haze of reflected sunshine — but she is also having problems seeing anything, having had the the sun’s rays directly in her face all day.

Modern

It’s all very well having these swanky offices with all their ‘walls of glass’ and all that — but it’s often not very practical as a working environment.

Modern offices and developments tend to be mostly glass. Which is great for both internal and external style, and of course allows loads of natural daylight into the working environment.

BUT — there is a downside…

Glare

The sun belting through windows and glazed areas can cause massive problems.

Quite apart from the obvious discomfort – glare in the eyes, on PC, mobile and TV screens, etc – the associated heat can raise tempers as well as temperatures, and is proven to adversely affect productivity, and increase the risk of injuries.

Traditional

Older buildings – often now used as commercial offices too – were never designed to cope with the rigours of modern living and historically had no means of managing the problems connected with strong sun light through windows.

Good news!

Our range of solar control window films are the best solution by far. And the can have additional benefits. Combination films can provide safety, security or privacy benefits too.

It’s hi-tech composition allows it to reduce glare and heat by up to 90%, whilst cutting out harmful UV rays too.

Quick, simple and cost effective

Window film is relatively quick to install, has minimal impact to surrounding infrastructure and the work can be carried out with minimal downtime.

Many older buildings are listed or protected in some way – so keeping the appearance and not interfering with the fabric of the building is essential.

Not a problem for window film. It is the ideal solution – presenting minimal visual, and no structural impact.

And here’s another brilliant idea…

An amazing new product from £M can reduce glare and optimise natural light in buildings.

3M® Daylight redirecting film is a game-changer.

A completely new, technical break-through which provides a simple, effective way to bring natural daylight deeper into buildings.

Instead of the sunshine making your workplace unbearable, shining in your eyes and making computer screens unusable – make it work for you!

3M® Daylight redirecting film simply does what it says – redirects the sun’s light where you want it. 

This incredible new product moves the excess light coming through your windows and redirects it deeper into the room – providing the benefits of natural light and reducing the need for artificial lighting, which can save energy too!

It’s ideal for large open-plan offices, schools, hospitals, showrooms, retail spaces, factories – in fact any workplace environment.

It can also help in areas such as staff rooms and kitchens, store rooms, even toilets – it can mean that the artificial lighting is not needed at all during daylight hours!

Benefits at a glance:

• Reduces glare and discomfort caused by direct sunlight
• Redirects natural light to where you need it
• Can provide up to 52% lighting energy savings
• Can provide savings up to 1.5 kwh/sq.ft of floor area

More natural daylight can give you these additional benefits:

• Increased employee productivity
• Improved student test scores
• Improved patient recovery times
• Improved retail sales
• Decreased absenteeism
• Reduced energy costs

3M® Daylight redirecting film is easily integrated into new or existing windows, It requires no hardware or infrastructure, and little or no maintenance or special cleaning.

It works at all times of the day, even when the sun is at a low angle. Plus it’s more cost effective than many existing daylight solutions.

Just another great option from Durable.

Durable are the oldest window film company in Europe, with over 50 years in the business and are the experts on all glazing issues. Anything you need to know about your glass — ask us.

We can provide a full glass audit too — to make sure all your glass is safe, compliant and fit for purpose. 

Whatever your problem with glass — Durable have the experience and know-how to fix it.

We are an authority on glass issues, trusted by the likes of the MoD, English Heritage, National Trust and more.

Call us

Durable — good with glass 

0118 989 5200 | mail@durable.co.uk