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For all the latest news on Sun-X blinds and window films for the home, for conservation in historic properties and for workplaces, read here.

No window too big

Monday, June 01, 2015

For years, the University of East Anglia had sought a solution to damaging ultraviolet radiation penetrating the vast glazed areas of their prestigious Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Both the east and west elevations required protecting. Contrary to some misconceptions, west-facing windows still need protection, as UV radiation still penetrates, even if no direct sunlight falls on the glass. Read More

Cut energy costs with solar window film

Monday, May 25, 2015

energy saving window film Saving energy is currently high on the corporate agenda. With meteorologists predicting sort and long term temperature increases, the issue of cooling office buildings without increasing air-conditioning is becoming paramount. The need to conserve costly energy, reduce carbon footprints, and conform to ever-stricter environmental standards is of the highest importance. Having solar control window film installed is one of the quickest, and most cost-effective methods available. Air conditioning bills can be cut by up to 30%, with a payback period of as little as three years.  Read More

Decorative Film illuminates a school skylight

Monday, May 18, 2015

decorative window film A Church of England school in the south of England drew up the concept of a multi-coloured design to complement a glazed skylight over their chapel area, and to focus attention down towards the altar. Sun-X was asked to source a selection of colours to match the desired pattern, and then undertake installation within a short deadline before important dignitaries came to view the area in question.  Read More

Sunscreen roller blinds

Monday, May 11, 2015

sunscreen Expertly manufactured in Sun-X workshops by our own trained personnel, perforated sunscreen blinds give flexibility in sunlight control while maintaining a constant view of the world outside.  Read More

Old News!

Monday, May 04, 2015

london hilton 1964We have recently unearthed photographs from Sun-X installations back in the 1960's even before window film had become commercially available! The windows at the London Hilton Hotel were treated in 1964 with "Sun-X grey glare" liquid coating, which was effortlessly flowed down the large windows, providing solar control and glare reduction.  Read More

High Performance Solar Film

Monday, April 27, 2015

high performance solar film A successful manufacturing company in the south of England was recommended to contact Sun-X with a view to reducing the solar gain in their factories and offices. A previous installation to the inside of the double glazing was proving inefficient, and was also starting to degrade.  Read More

Leisure Centres - Solar Heat & Glare Reduction

Monday, April 20, 2015

reflective solar film A leisure centre in the south of England contacted Sun-X to solve their glare problem for the swimming pools, and overheating problem for children’s play areas and reception, caused by large expanses of glazing. They had previously tried installing internal blinds, but a blind material does not normally have the power to reflect sufficient heat back through the glass, and merely absorbs the solar energy. The material did this to such an extent that it caused the laminate glass to crack, the large panes of which were extremely expensive to replace.  Read More

Traditional Roller Blinds

Monday, April 13, 2015

longleat double blinds The term ‘Traditional’ when describing a roller blind refers to the style of finish of the cover. A traditionally finished roller blind cover differs from the standard domestic blind in that the cloth is hemmed and stitched, usually with strong zig-zag stitching and has a matching bottom pocket which contains a heavy ‘pear-shaped’ wooden lath to which the draw cord is attached by means of a brass knot holder.  Read More

Manifestation window film

Monday, April 06, 2015

guys hospital Where large panes of glass could result in people walking into them thinking they are not there, applying manifestation window film will mitigate this hazard. As well as being a requirement under Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulation 14 (1992), the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) stipulates that this must be installed at two heights.  Read More

Glare Reducing Window Film – low winter sun

Monday, March 30, 2015

whirlpool Glare from the sun can cause discomfort and even distress to building occupants, either directly into their eyes, or preventing computer screens from being clearly visible. Where glare is at distress levels for one or two people, it will probably be at discomfort level for everyone.  Read More