You might know it better as ‘frosted’ , but if you’re looking to increase the in certain rooms of your house, it’s in fact highly-obscuring level-4 rated ‘ ‘ you need to be asking for.
Join us for the lowdown on this effective type of glass.
When it comes to doors and windows, there are many options for . One option which you will almost certainly recognise, but maybe not know the name of, it .
What is and where is it used?
Popular in a double glazed windows. This gives the a look of being frosted, like a rainy day or in the winter. , is a texture option for
This can soften everything outside-looking-in. It is good at obscuring what is inside that part of the house or office.
Where is used?
The most common place to use is anywhere is being emphasised.
Some examples may be a meeting room in an office or a or shower at home.
These double-glazed windows allow to still come in, but they maintain the of the people in the room. This blurry effect can also simply be a design preference.
If you’re anything like us, planning a budget carefully is key when mapping out various home improvements.
Traditional is very commonplace and, because it is more readily available, it’s probably the most affordable option when renovating windows and doors.
, on the other hand, can be significantly more expensive, so it’s important to consider how choosing it will affect your budget.
It’s worth bearing in mind, though, that whilst are one of the most well-known manufacturers of this, different factories will have different pricing, so it can pay to shop around.
Stippolyte is essential if you’re looking for .
The double-the present. effect makes sure nobody can peek in or out of the , whilst keeping
This presence of is what makes it a better (albeit more expensive and permanent) option than blinds, which block the sunlight too.
There are also a of styles, meaning you can match the look and feel to your specific requirements.
Each type of has its potential downsides and there are a few cons when it comes to , depending on your needs.
The most noticeable one up-front is the itself. While it does protect and lets in , its obscuring effect is strong.
This means that even if you wanted to see outside of the room, everything is blurred by the material. The best you will probably get is blurry shadows.
The second downside to s is its expense.
As mentioned previously, this type of is much pricier than normal .
For front doors, it also makes it difficult to see who is at the , meaning stippolyte will certainly not help you avoid -do- salespeople..!
A clever alternative
Is the cost or the permanent nature of this type of putting you off?
Ask your local supplier about stippolyte film; a removable sticky film which can provide similar benefits to at a fraction of the price!
It’s also worth remembering that stippolyte is just one of several effects that can help you achieve some stylish level of in your or street-facing rooms.
You could also research other types of for this situation. , or even
Looking for other types of obscure glass?
Check out the level 5-rated Cotswold glass or its Reeded alternative.
Hi, Matt here! I started out almost 20 years ago as a teenager working in the family business fitting doors, windows and conservatories. I now run this website to share the best tips and advice for anyone looking to get a good deal on double glazing.