Window Safety Film

Window Safety FilmTurn your normal glass into Safety Glass!

Want to hide your valuables?

Is safety an issue?

Need some privacy?

Want protection against excess heat?

Gillingham Glass can now install Window Safety Film to fix these issues!

Services Include…

  • Bespoke Design for your Window Safety Glass
  • Professional Installation
  • Vinyl can be applied to existing glass
  • Block colours or bespoke designs can be applied
  • Colour reflector film

Glass can be a fragile and potentially dangerous material, with the possibility of serious damage or injury if broken. Legislation dictates that glass in certain locations must be of a minimum safety standard, and an application of safety window film from Gillingham Glass Company LTd is an effective and efficient solution.

Safety window film works by ensuring that if glass breaks, it does so in a safe manner. If untreated or standard glazing breaks, the shards fall away from the frame creating an immediate and dangerous hazard. Safety film holds the broken glass in place, preventing it from detaching and causing an issue. An application of safety film will upgrade glass to safety glass, meaning there is no need to undertake an expensive glazing replacement programme to ensure safety standards are met.

It’s a legal requirement that glass of a certain size and in certain locations needs to meet safety standards. The exact standard is set out in Building Regulations Approved Document K, with the requirements illustrated in the diagram below.

safety film diagram

Safety film can be fitted internally or externally and can be fitted in the frame to existing glazing and windows. Once installed by our professional installers, glass will be upgraded to meet the standard BS EN 12600, previously BS6206.

The film is available in a range of different thicknesses and strengths, as well as in a number of different finishes. The choice of films means that there is a product available to meet both functional and aesthetic requirements.