Helping you comply with regulations

Glass manifestations play a crucial role in ensuring safety and compliance within the UK’s built environment. These markings, often in the form of frosted or patterned designs, can also be created with logos and endless creative solutions that are applied directly to glass surfaces, making the glazing more visible and preventing accidential collisions. In both commercial and public spaces, such as offices, retail stores, and public buildings, manifestations are required by building regulations.

Dot Manifestation Example

Dots

Manifestation dots are very common and widely used across the U.K. You’ll notice these in a lot of public buildings where there is floor to ceiling glass.

Square Manifestation Example

Squares

Squares are also widely used and just like dots, you’ll find them very commonly. There is no difference between the two apart from the aesthetics of the shapes.

Logo Manifestation Example

Logos

For a more personalised touch, manifestations can take the form of your logo. You’ll see this used in prestegious buildings and also commonly in banks.

Patterns Manifestation Example

Patterns

Patterns can be used as manifestations, aslong as they are installed within the correct height regulations. This also provides a small amount of privacy.

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SHOP MANIFESTATIONS

Explore our range of standard manifestation designs to seamlessly blend safety and sophistication while meeting regulatory standards. Offering a diverse array of options, from classic dots and squares to intricate shapes and personalised logos, we cater to a range of aesthetic preferences. Additionally, our selection includes stripped patterns for added visual interest and versatility. Click the button below and create a welcoming environment that meets all compliance requirements.

UK Glass Manifestation Regulations

Full height glass in windows, partitions and doors require glass manifestations to make sure that it is apparent which helps to prevent potential accidents. The Building Regulations 2000 Part M states that glass entrance doors and glass screens will satisfy requirement M1 or M2 if:

a) They are clearly defined with glass manifestations on the glass at two levels, between 850mm and 1000mm and between 1400mm and 1600mm above the floor, constrasting visually with the background seen through the glass (both inside and out) in all lighting conditions.

b) Manifestations takes the form of logo or shape at least 150mm high (repeated if on a glazed screen), or a decorative feature such as broken lines or continious bands, at least 50mm high.

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Decorative Patterns

How to measure your glass for window film

Whether you’re looking for a quote or if you’re buying window film to install yourself, you’ll need to know how to acquire the correct sizes of your glass. We’ve got you covered!

Measuring Steps for square windows

1. Measure your window at the top from left to right

2. Measure your window at the side from top to bottom

3. Make a note of the sizes, for example 900mm width x 900mm height

4. Make a note of how many individual glass panes there are i.e 4

Measuring Steps for custom shaped windows

1. Measure your window on the straight horizontal side of the window

2. Measure your window from the bottom to the highest point of your window

3. Make a note of the sizes, for example 400mm width x 900mm height

4. Make a note of how many individual glass panes there are i.e 6

Why this information is vital

It’s important to meausre to the highest point on custom shaped windows as this will allow enough coverage for the whole glass. It’s also prominent to note down how many glass panes there are as this will impact the installation time. Therefore, if you’re not installing yourself, all this information will be vital for an accurate quote.

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