Frosted vinyl film, also known as glass manifestation, simulates the effect of etched glass. This is a popular choice for businesses who need privacy for their offices or meeting rooms, or who want custom designed boardroom partitions that show off their brand.

Frosted glass vinyl film lets in some light but is opaque enough to provide privacy for conference rooms and other sensitive locations.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to glass manifestation. We have designed, supplied and installed partition graphics to meet all levels of requirement, including;

  • Discreet DDA compliant etched effect dots
  • Simple cut lettering and logos – add your corporate logo to interior and exterior glass, doors or partitions
  • A plain or patterned band or full coverage
  • Coloured vinyl overlaid on frosting
  • Printed frosting (can include photographic images)
  • Solid vinyl colour
  • Full colour prints

Why is Glass manifestation important for health and safety, and what is DDA compliance?

There are lots of areas in the office that use glass, and partitions are now very popular. But glass can be dangerous. In order to meet safety standards, it is essential that glass cannot shatter in a way that causes harm to people. Glass film manifestation helps with this by keeping the glass in one piece even if it cracks. As well as looking good, it prevents people from inadvertently walking into the glass by making it more visible.

It is the legal responsibility of the building owner and the occupier to ensure that all glazing complies with the above regulations.

Glass entrance doors and glazed screens satisfy DDA requirements if they are clearly defined with manifestation on the glass at two levels, 850 to 1000mm and 1400 to 1600mm above the floor, contrasting visually with the background seen through the glass (both from inside and outside) in all lighting conditions. This can be in the form of a logo or sign at least 150mm high (repeated if on a glazed screen), or a decorative feature such as broken lines or continuous bands, at least 50mm high.

Failing to meet Health and Safety regulations can result in severe penalties.

Why not complete the look with office branding and wall murals?


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