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Frosted Glass Manifestations are a very cost effective way to ensure you are complying with the latest DDA legislation and building regulations, they can also be used to create decorative effects or afford additional privacy where there are glazed partitions or curtain walls.
If you have any full height glass in windows, partitions or doors, you must ensure that it is marked correctly with glass manifestation to make sure that it is made apparent. Glass manifestations are designed to help make glazing more obvious which can help prevent accidents caused by people walking into glazed panels.
The Building Regulations 2000 : Part M states that glass entrance doors and glass screens must satisfy requirement M1 or M2 as follows:
Glazed doors and panels must be clearly defined with glass manifestation on the glass at two levels; between 850mm and 1000mm and between 1400mm and 1600mm above the floor, contrasting visually with the background seen through the glass (both inside and out) in all lighting conditions.
Manifestations can take 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, dots or continuous bands, at least 50mm high.
The above are minimum requirements, alternatives can include flood coating of glass panels to offer increased privacy or custom designs that can transform the look of an office space. At Elite Films we can produce custom logos and patterns for your manifestations in house enabling extremely fast turnaround on bespoke designs. We have a large range of manifestation films available in many differents shades, finishes and colours.
We regularly work with architects, designers and site managers and are flexible in our approach to every project we undertake. Out of hours installation can be arranged to minimise disruption where necessary. We can also offer an emergency installation service in the event of glazing being replaced due to breakage or where your project needs to be completed on time.
Part M Building Regulations for Glass Manifestations