• Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

  • Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

    Glass Manifestation supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

Glass Manifestation

Glazing manifestation, manifestation graphics to meet DDA regulations supplied and installed by The Window Film Company

Glass Manifestation is required by law, as part of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), in relation to glass doors, glazed screens, glass panels and windows. An application of manifestation from The Window Film Company is a cost-effective and efficient way of turning something necessary by law into something stylish and desirable.

What is glass manifestation

Relating mainly to workplace health safety the legislation is in place to, simply put, stop people from walking into your glass, by distinguishing the glass or window visually with the background. Placing markings at strategic points on the glazing makes the glass clearly visible and prevents accidents. Glass manifestation should be applied to what the building regulations refer to as critical locations, these could be floor to ceiling windows, glass entrance doors, a glass screen or a decorative glass partition.

Manifestation markings need to be between placed on the glass at two levels, 850mm and 1000mm, and between 1400mm and 1600mm above the floor. The material used on the glass must provide a contrast between the glass and the background, but maintaining the background seen through the glass.

Glass and glazing manifestation considerations

  • Glass doors in glass façade to have 150mm high contrast strip at door edges, and door protection if capable of being left open.
  • Manifestations include additional lower level 850 to 1000mm and higher level 1400 to 1600mm, repeated on side screens. At least 150mm high if logo / sign or if decorative feature i.e. broken lines min 50mm high.
  • 2 levels required are required 150mm high repeated
  • Installed manifestations should visually contrast inside and out (glass and floor contrasting visually) and in all lighting conditions.
  • Zone of visibility lowered to 500mm above ground level. 

The location of manifestation is clearly defined to make it as an effective a solution as possible, and whilst it must provide a certain level of contrast, the appearance of the applied manifestation is largely down to the customer.

Glass manifestation graphic design

Manifestation is traditionally created using a frosted film, the appearance of the manifestation takes the form of, once applied to the glass of an acid-etched finish dot, circle or logo. Designs can feature simple patterns such as dots or squares, or can also take the form of strips or bands. The Window Film Company offers a range of these standard designs, which can be viewed online here.

Whilst manifestation is required by law, it also provides an opportunity to add an extra creative dimension to glazing. It can take the form of company logos or other bespoke patterns, with The Window Film Company able to recreate the artwork in full colour on a range of films; a manifestation solution tailored to exact specifications.

The Window Film Company's in house graphics team are able to work closely with clients to discuss the available options of needing glass defined with manifestation, using state of the art design and cutting equipment to recreate designs in perfect detail. With teams of professional installers operating throughout the country, The Window Film Company are able to guarantee not only the best possible manifestation product but the best possible installation.

Glass manifestation installation

The Window Film Company are extremely experienced window film and glass manifestation installers. Glass manifestation is a requirement, but with help from The Window Film Company, a functional need can be transformed into an eye-catching and impressive part of your premises, in the form of a logo or a graphic. The standard manifestation designs are available to view online, whilst for details on our bespoke manifestation service, contact one of the team on 01494 794477. They will be happy to help.