The food court of Homebush’s DFO was almost unusable during the day due to the heat and glare from the windows. Even in the winter months, sitting or eating near the windows was uncomfortable.
In 2016 Premier Tint was approached to find a solution to DFO’s problem. We selected a 3M P18 reflective silver solar film to reduce the heat by 72% and glare by 81%.
The biggest obstacle was getting access to the windows and minimising the disruption to the public. We agreed to install the film in three stages over two weeks and we erected the scaffold out of hours to minimise the noise. The scaffold consisted of 5 levels and had a .07 cantilever on the top deck so we could get to the glass.
To start with, we installed a number of test panels to ensure that the product was the right one for the job. The client instantly approved it and we went on to install the film to more than 300m2 of glass.
The client was extremely impressed with the finished product. The solar films not only improved the view, they made the food court usable in both winter and summer and enhanced the external appearance of the building.