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Enhance Security & Safety with Window Film Solutions in the UK

Updated: Apr 15

In a world where safety is paramount, safeguarding your property against potential threats is imperative. Explore our range of safety window film solutions designed to help minimise the risk of injury or damage that can be incurred by unsafe glass. From safety film for glass to shatter-resistant window film, we offer cutting-edge products to fortify your windows and enhance security.


Elevate the security standards of your UK property with our top-of-the-line safety window film solutions. Our range of products, including safety film for glass and anti-shatter film, ensures unparalleled protection against various threats, bolstering safety and peace of mind.


UK safety glazing requirements
solarfrost conducting a glazing survey

UK Safety Glazing Requirements


In the UK, safety glazing requirements are governed by various regulations and standards aimed at ensuring the safety of individuals in buildings. Here are the key regulations and standards related to safety glazing in the UK:


Building Regulations Part K:

Part K of the Building Regulations in England and Wales, as well as equivalent regulations in Scotland and Northern Ireland, cover safety in and around buildings. This includes requirements for glazing safety, such as the use of safety glass in critical locations like doors, windows, and low-level glazing.


BS EN 12600:

BS EN 12600 has replaced BS6206 as the European-wide performance standard for impact safety window film for glass.


This Standard focuses specifically on the impact performance requirements for safety glass used in buildings. It categorises glass into different impact performance classes based on their ability to withstand impact without shattering dangerously.


Compliance with these regulations and standards helps ensure that safety glazing is used appropriately in buildings to minimise the risk of injury in the event of accidents or other incidents. It's essential for architects, builders, and landlords to adhere to these requirements to ensure the safety of occupants and comply with relevant legislation.


The following are the BS EN 12600 classifications, ranked highest performance first:

  • Class 1B1

  • Class 2B2

  • Class 3B3


safety window film
Glass with safety window film installed

Safety Window Film or Glass Replacement:


Safety window film can be a cost-effective alternative to replacing glass, depending on the specific circumstances. Here are some factors to consider when comparing the cost of safety window film to replacing glass:


Extent of Damage or Wear: If the existing glass is in good condition but lacks safety features, applying safety window film can be a more economical option than replacing the entire glass pane.


Type of Glass: The cost of replacing glass can vary depending on the type and size of the glass pane. Safety window film may be more cost-effective for upgrading standard glass to meet safety standards compared to replacing it with tempered or laminated glass.


Labor Costs: Replacing glass typically involves labor costs for removing the old glass and installing new panes, which can be significant, especially for large or difficult-to-access windows. Applying safety window film may require less labor and therefore be cheaper in terms of installation costs.


Regulatory Compliance: If the primary concern is meeting safety regulations, both replacing glass with safety-rated glass and applying safety window film can achieve compliance. However, the most cost-effective option will depend on the specific requirements and the condition of the existing glass.


anti shatter film for glass installed on windows
Protect your property from forced entry and intrusions

Solarfrost Safety & Security Window Films


  1. Safety Window Film: Our safety window film is engineered to reinforce glass surfaces, mitigating the risk of breakage and enhancing resistance against impact. Ideal for both residential and commercial applications, this film provides an additional layer of protection without compromising visibility or aesthetics.

  2. Glass Security Film: Protect your property from forced entry and intrusions with our advanced glass security film. Engineered to withstand attempted break-ins, this film acts as a deterrent to potential burglars while maintaining the integrity of your windows.

  3. Anti-Shatter Film for Glass: In high-risk environments such as schools, hospitals, and public buildings, the risk of glass breakage poses a significant threat. Our anti-shatter film for glass is designed to prevent shattered glass from scattering, reducing the risk of injury and ensuring a safer environment for occupants.

  4. Shatter-Resistant Window Film: Strengthen your windows against natural disasters, explosions, or accidents with our shatter-resistant window film. This robust film is engineered to hold glass fragments together upon impact, minimizing the risk of flying debris and protecting occupants from harm.

  5. Protective Glass Film: Preserve the longevity of your glass surfaces while enhancing safety with our protective glass film. Designed to resist scratches, abrasions, and vandalism, this film provides an extra layer of durability without compromising optical clarity.

  6. Safety Glazing Film: Comply with safety regulations and standards with our premium safety glazing film. Engineered to meet stringent requirements, this film enhances the safety of glass installations in various applications, ensuring compliance and peace of mind.


glass security film being installed at a care home
100 micron safety window film installed to low level glazing

Our most common safety window film is the Clear 100 micron window protection film which can be used in the workplace to fully comply with the workplace health, safety and welfare regulations act to bring existing glass up to British standard EN 12600 (2B2) without the need of replacing the existing glazing at a fraction of the cost.

 

Solarfrost Safety Glass Films come in a range of thicknesses meet all of the British & European standards for impact testing.


Invest in the safety and security of your UK property with our comprehensive range of safety window film solutions. From safety film for glass to shatter-resistant options, we provide tailored solutions to meet your specific needs and enhance protection against potential injury & threats.


Upgrade your windows today and experience the peace of mind that comes with enhanced security.



Safety film for glass


At Solarfrost Window Films®, with over 30 years industry knowledge, we offer an optimum selection of premium window films for commercial & residential use.  Our films can help to reduce heat significantly, cut down the glare, provide decorative privacy and allow additional security by adding a protective barrier that helps to contain shattered glass fragments. Even a room that is completely unlivable due to intense heat can be enjoyed again. Retro-fitted to existing glazing, Solarfrost Window Films® are a cost-effective addition to any building.


As well as providing a professional installation service, all of our products are available to purchase from our online store which are available for nationwide delivery.  So why not visit the Solarfrost Store Today

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