Durable down south…

Posted on - May 25, 2021

Not everybody gets to have a beautiful view over glorious farmland.

You’d be forgiven for taking umbrage at anyone in this situation having a bit of a whinge.

There’s a fantastic view – what’s not to like?

It’s a bit like the scene from Fawlty Towers and the view from Mrs Richards hotel window:

“Well may I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain…”


So – what is not to like about the gorgeous Devon countryside?

Nothing really.

Often the issue – as with this recent customer – is not the view out of the window, but the adverse effects of the sun streaming in.

You want the view, sure. 

But you could really do without uncomfortable and unpleasant heat & glare that large picture windows exacerbate.

If your windows are south facing the need for solar control is even greater.

Over heating

Our customer had recently moved into their new home overlooking Devon farmland.

Ideal – except they had one large and unexpected draw back.

The rear of the property is south facing – and, as we said, that’s not great when it comes to managing the unwanted ravages of the sun. 

The windows act like a magnifying glass – making the internal temperatures soar.

Durable were called in to help fix the problem.

As the windows are double-glazed we suggested the new range of DX external films may be the answer.

We decided on DX50 as it gives a great balance – reducing heat whilst still allowing a large amount of natural light into the house.

The end result works like a dream and maintains all that view – whilst preventing fabrics and furniture from fading and keeping the room at a comfortable temperature.


Our customer says:

“The film is fantastic! I’m really pleased with it. Kevin is a lovely guy” Karen



So – if you have problems with solar control – or any other issues with glass – call Durable.

We are the oldest window film company in Europe and have been in the business for over 50 years.

There’s not much we don’t know about glass.


Kevin: a lovely guy. Official.