installations with a measurable payback
In these hard economic times when defence and security budgets are
under pressure many organisations are forced to cut back. However,
at Durable we have been developing a different approach where
installations of window film have a proven payback thereby
converting a cost into an investment.
is achieved through using window films that provide solutions to
more than one problem in a single installation. For instance, safety
and anti-shatter window film that also reduces energy consumption
and therefore carbon footprint. We provide examples below.
At the core of this approach is a unique energy audit service which
we provide. This evaluates the potential savings in energy costs and
the resultant reduction in carbon footprint for any potential
installation in window film.
Having comprehensive documentation providing payback information can
help department and organisations to justify the expenditure.
Through case studies already published we can illustrate how the
installation of multi-purpose window film can become a sound
One of the most conspicuous public buildings in London treated with
window film for blast protection purposes resulted in savings in
energy of £54,544 and reduction it the building’s carbon footprint
of 544 tons per annum. Installation cost recovered from energy
savings: 3.06 years.
Building of 200 windows with major heat and glare issues treated
with solar control window film resulted in savings in energy used of
£9,915 per annum and reduction it the building’s carbon footprint of
60 tons per annum. Installation paid for in energy savings: 2.9
When we are called in to a given situation we evaluate the site as a
whole and offer free advice on a multiplicity of potential issues:
anti-fragmentation window films based on knowledge of
blast dynamics around buildings and how they affect different
glazing configurations. Shown here are stills from a controlled
test showing the affects of a window with and without
The role of safety window film with particular detailed guidance on the
regulations. (Durable is the only provider to publish a
comprehensive guide to the Regulations available for free). We
are also qualified to undertake glazing safety audits and
provide a full risk-assessed report.
of solar control window film with particular attention
to: heat and glare reduction, the internal environment and the
impact on productivity. Window film will reject up to 75% of
direct heat and glare.
In each case we
evaluate how modern high-technology window films with multiple
benefits can contribute to energy saving, reduce carbon
emissions and return the original cost in a short-time span
thereby converting a cost into an investment.
Durable is the UK’s longest existing company in the window film
installation business and has been responsible for protecting more
high profile public and private buildings than any other company. We
are known as pioneers – such as being the first company to provide a
comprehensive guide to Regulation 14 of the Workplace (Health,
Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992, the first window film company to
offer fully indemnified Risk Assessments for compliance with
Regulation 14, and the first to provide comprehensive blast
protection guidance taking into consideration glazing types,
configuration, location and surrounds.
We operate nationally from our head office in Berkshire and premises