Sun-X has over 40 years experience in supplying and installing solar films, safety films, security films, ultraviolet filter films, privacy films, manifestation films and traditional blinds. These help to control solar gain, glare and heat loss, and provide safety and security in case of breakage. We work to British and European standards including BS6206 and BSEN12600, which applies to safety films for terrorist bomb blast protection.
We underpin this with an unparalleled knowledge of our sector. Our clients range, in the conservation sector, from the National Trust and English Heritage to royal residences, museums, art galleries and stately homes; in the commercial sector from merchant banks and educational establishments to municipal authorities.
Our senior installers have been with Sun-X for more than 25 years.
Sun-X (UK) Ltd is a member of the Royal Warrant Holder's Association as suppliers and installers of ultraviolet filter films and traditional blinds to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. For more information go to our news item, Sun-X Awarded the Royal Warrant.
Please see a selection of some of the testimonials from our wide & varied client base over the years.
Sun-X is also a founder member of the Applied Film Group, part of the Glass & Glazing Federation - their code of practice can be found here.
Since 2004, Sun-X has been very proud to be a Royal Warrant holder, By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.
Our senior installers drawn their unparalleled knowledge of the sector from more than 20 years’ experience applying effective glazing solutions to a variety of challenging environments.
We have extensive knowledge of the glazing challenges across a range of sectors, from Royal residences, museums and art galleries to educational establishments, merchant banks and municipal authorities.
Our window film suppliers work to British and European standards including BS6206 and BSEN12600.
In the 1950's, before the development of the wide range of polyester window films available today, the American chemical company Dupont developed a clear alkyd resin liquid which could be flow-coated over the existing window glass. A variety of coloured tints: green, grey, gold, blue or rose coloured powders could be added to the base liquid to provide a glare reducing coating which proved to be very popular in both the American domestic and commercial markets during the 1950's and 60's.
Distributed by SUN-X International Inc. based in Houston, Texas, the process came to the attention of a recently retired member of the 'Sharps Toffee' family who set up SUN-X GB Ltd in the late 1950's with an office in Mincing Lane, London, and began marketing the process in the UK.
A multi-storey office building in Euston Road, which at the time was known as Castrol House, sported the first green coloured glass seen in the capital; a colour which proved to be very popular for the glazing of control towers at several of the nation's airports. Throughout the 1960's, SUN-X GB Ltd completed several prestigious contracts, notably London's Hilton Hotel, whose huge windows facing Park Lane were given a grey anti-glare treatment (photographic evidence still remains here!)
With the development of polyester window films. the liquid tinting process was gradually phased out, but the clear base liquid had come to the attention of conservationists who required a clear window coating which could considerably reduce the ultraviolet content of natural daylight, without altering the quality of the light or the external appearance of the building.
At the time, neither the clear polyester films nor the clear base liquid resin were sufficiently good UV filters for the conservation market. However, experiments with various UV absorbing additives, notably those used in vehicle paint, resulted in a liquid coating which was acceptable for use in museums, art galleries, and historic houses.
The Operations Manager, Mr. L.G.N. French, took on the agency for southern England; following the closure of SUN-X GB Ltd in 1968 due to the manager's ill health, he became the sole agent for the UK, ably assisted by nephew and current owner David French, operating initially under the name LGN French Ltd, before changing the company name to SUN-X (UK) Ltd. in 1979.
Until his death in 1982, Mr. L. French concentrated his efforts mainly in the conservation sector and sowed the seeds of the enviable reputation enjoyed by SUN-X (UK) Ltd today. The company continued under the directorship of David French and with co-director Trevor Till who joined the company in 1985, the services offered by the company were considerably improved and extended.
James Willson joined the company in 1997, and very proudly became the company owner in 2021.
The Royal Warrant was awarded to SUN-X in 2004, who proudly continue to maintain this ultimate accolade of trust, quality and expertise.
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