One way glazing

19 Sep 2011
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United Kingdom
Morning All!
Hopefuly i havent dropped a major clanger and someone here may be able to help.

We are more or less completed on a new industrial unit, there is a factory/warehouse for the majority of the building, with a set of offices at one end.
The owners asked for a large glazing area from the offices overlooking the warehouse, which will have one way viewing from the offices onto the warehouse.

I proceeded with framing and glazing this, all with the view of adhering a one way film onto the glass to give client what they want.

I am at that stage now, and my research from suppliers of film of this type is not good!!. It seems that the one way affect will always reverse so that the person on the darkest side will view through to the brightest side!, situation is that these offices will be brighter at all times than the warehouse meaning the thing is not only neutral...its actually reversed!. the warehouse will always be able to view into the offices.

As i have been told this is in no way acceptable i have to come up with some ideas...Hence the posting here.

Does anyone have any ideas??..there is that mirror stripe effect you see, but cannot find any results on it from google.

any advice Much appreciated.

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It is called venetion striped and that is the only thing you will be able to use, everything else i beleive will have the same effect as you described.
Venetian striped mirror:
This product is now known as Pilkington Mirropane™ Venetian Stripe (see Product Data Sheet for further details). It consists of a mirror where the backing paint has been sand blasted in parallel lines. This creates alternate clear stripes and silvered stripes. These can create a one-way vision effect to allow discrete observation.

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