Putting glass in a different class

Posted on - November 25, 2019

Everyone knows that kids and glass don’t mix.

Any parent will tell you the sight of your child hurtling towards a pane of glass completely oblivious to the potential for accident and injury (come on – he’s playing football – not doing a risk assessment) can be very scary.

And of course not that long ago a lot of glass used in windows and doors – even in schools etc – was very dangerous stuff.

Big efforts have been made to make glass more safe – toughened glass for example – so the pane shatters into fairly innocuous granules rather than lethal shards.


But many buildings still have old or unsafe glass.

Even if glass has been replaced or new windows and doors have been fitted – there can still be a substantial risk.

Window film is a simple and cost effective solution.

It instantly upgrades your glazing making it safe and secure – giving you peace of mind.

Any building where members of the public, staff, students, or children could come into contact with glass need to be made safe. There is a duty of care and legal requirement to do so. In fact the penalties for not taking steps to protect can be very harsh should the unthinkable occur.

Durable offer a full glass audit – which not only examines the state of all your glass – but also provides a comprehensive report on what solutions can best remedy any issues.

Often the answer is a simple application of the correct window film.

Case study

This establishment had south facing and highly glazed classrooms which suffered badly from heat and glare from the sun. Blinds were introduced to provide protection from the sunlight but stopped the windows being opened to allow the heat out. 

To make things worse all this glass looked out onto a playground! 

The original sharp shard float glass was a potential nightmare and was in dire need of protection. A pane broken by a ball or a child running into the glass could be disaterous. 

Simple solution

We suggested a solar control safety film that would not only reduce the heat and glare but would also create a protective barrier – effectively upgrading the safety of the glass. 

However – traditional reflective films were not suitable as the building was a period property in a conservation area. 

No problem. 

We specified and installed a neutral grey lower-reflection Solargard Stainless 20 solar control safety film. 

It reduces the solar heat gain by 57%, and glare by 76%, and upgrades the glass (should it break) to the required health and safety standards – and all this whilst blending in with the building’s façade.

Durable have been in the window film business for over 50 years.

We are the oldest window film business in Europe.

We are experts on glass safety.

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

Don’t delay – to get peace of mind and to guarantee all your glass is safe, legal and compliant call us today.

You’ll be glad you did.

Durable – good with glass.