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Shaw Trust

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

Having grown from humble beginnings in 1982 in the village ofShaw in Wiltshire, finding jobs for disabled people, today we are a complex and diverse charity committed to employment as the core pathway to a better life. For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of aneco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all. Shaw Trust was founded on these principles nearly 40 years ago, and for our 3,000 employees and 700 volunteers across the UK, they remain true.

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Contravision coating to external ground floor windows for security and safety

Contravision coating, also known as one-way vision film or perforated window film, is a type of window film that allows one-way visibility while providing privacy from the other side of the window. It consists of small holes or perforations that are evenly spaced, allowing people to see through the film from one side of the window, while appearing as a solid, opaque surface from the other side.

There are several benefits of using contra-vision coating for windows in an office setting:

1.     Privacy: Contra-vision coating provides privacy by allowing people on one side of the window to see outside while preventing people on the other side from seeing in. This can be particularly useful for offices or conference rooms that require privacy for meetings, consultations, or sensitive discussions.

2.     Glare reduction:Contra-vision coating can help reduce glare from direct sunlight, which can be a common issue in offices with large windows. The film filters out excess sunlight, reducing glare on computer screens, improving visibility, and creating a more comfortable working environment.

3.     Aesthetics:Contra-vision coating can be used for branding or advertising purposes by displaying custom graphics, logos, or promotional messages on the outside of the window. This can enhance the aesthetics of the office space, create a professional look, and help promote the company's image or brand.

4.     Energy efficiency:Contra-vision coating can also contribute to energy efficiency by reducing solar heat gain through windows. The film can block a significant amount of infrared radiation, which can help reduce the load on HVAC systems and lower energy consumption for cooling.

5.     Security: Contra-vision coating can provide an additional layer of security by obstructing the view from the outside into the office space. This can help protect against potential break-ins or theft by preventing outsiders from seeing valuable equipment, sensitive information, or confidential documents from outside the office.

6.     Flexibility:Contra-vision coating is available in various levels of transparency, allowing for customisation based on privacy requirements, desired visibility, and aesthetic preferences. It can be easily applied to existing windows without the need for major modifications or replacements, providing a cost-effective solution for privacy and other benefits.

Overall, contra-vision coating for windows in an office setting can provide privacy, glare reduction, aesthetics, energy efficiency, security, and flexibility, making it a practical and versatile option for many offices or commercial spaces. However, it's important to consider factors such as local regulations, maintenance requirements, and desired aesthetics when selecting and installing contra-vision coating for windows. Consulting with a professional window film installer can help ensure that the right type of contra-vision coating is chosen and properly installed for the specific needs of the office space.

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