Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Microsoft-owned Playground Gaming is an X-Box gaming company established in 2010 by some of the most experienced and talented developers in the UK industry.
Prism was contacted by the client to provide professional advice on the types of window film that would reduce heat-gain in their offices, due to their extensive internal IT usage. They also wanted to alleviate excessive heat caused by the sunshine and intense UV rays, which added to the overall heat problem they were experiencing.
After an initial meeting and site-survey, Prism provided window film samples and carried out trials with different grades of window film coating, as the aesthetics of the building needed to be in-line with their branding and corporate image.
Although reducing the temperature to the level they required, the heavier and darker film tint did not match the appearance of the building from the outside or the image they wanted to portray. After trialling various types of film, Prism installed the SolarGard Sterling 50 solar window film, hardly noticeable from outside, reducing heat gain by up-to 48%.
Frosted opaque film was used on ground-floor office areas to prevent highly-valuable computer equipment and brand-sensitive information from being seen, during the day or night, whilst providing a clean and light environment for those working inside. Once installed, security concerns were alleviated as closing blinds was no longer a necessity, with this permanent window solution.
The client also took the opportunity to clearly map-out different areas of the building, by identifying and naming different offices. This graphical window film solution used names and characters from their own games to label rooms, with graphics applied to the glass screens providing a quirky, contemporary and personalised working environment.
In addition to significantly-reducing heat within the building and retaining the character of the building from the outside, the newly-installed UV protection window film has also helped the client manage their energy costs, by reducing the amount of heat-loss during the winter and the amount of heat build-up during summer. From a corporate climate responsibility and governance perspective, their carbon emissions and footprint have also been reduced.
Why Choose Prism as Your Solar Window Film Company?
To help you choose the right window film for your budget, project or specification, our initial consultation includes discussing which window film is most appropriate to your needs.
We suggest that your window film installation is carried out by one of our professional, qualified Prism installers, to your budget and specification. Find out more about how we work.
We’re dedicated to delivering the best service – we do this by combing professionalism, commitment, honesty and transparency, resulting in an advice service that spans 22 years of experience within the window film industry.
Prism’s value-added service includes:
- Installed by a fully qualified professional
- Complete manufacturer’s warranty
- Extensive range of window film styles, patterns, textures and colours to match your corporate brand
- All installations use the worlds-leading window film manufacturer
- Maintenance free and easy to clean – just wipe with a moist sponge or cloth
- Long life span - up to 20 years - with “once-only” installation
- ‘No business disruption’ installation including out-of-hours and weekend working
- Typically installed within 1 day, although larger commercial applications may take longer
- Rubbish removal – the environment we work in is left as it was, before we started the work
- Access to mobile window film installation equipment, used for heights inside and outside your premises
Are you a building specifier or new build developer / refurbishment company, looking for the right solution for your own client? We can help – contact us to discuss your requirements.
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