UV Window Film

Control heat and glare.
Double the life of furnishings.
Protect against harmful rays.


What is the problem?

The harmful effect on people from exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays outdoors is well known. UV rays can also travel through the windows in homes and businesses, resulting in damage to human skin, eyes, and belongings indoors.

As well as UV light, summers in New Zealand can see a massive amount of heat and glare from the sun pouring through windows in homes and offices, making interiors uncomfortable for your family, your customers, and your staff.

What causes fading?

UV light is the main factor responsible for the fading of furniture, wooden floors, artworks, curtains, and carpets:

Visible Light


Solar Heat


UV Rays


Our anti-UV window film

We recommend and install top-quality solar window films supplied by MEP Films and world-leading innovators, 3M™. Excellent results with fast paybacks are achievable, depending on your requirements.

Not only do our solar reflective films stop most of the harmful UV rays, they also minimise direct heat and glare, while admitting natural light.

The quality of our work is assured and you’re covered by warranty.

We also provide a range of advanced films for window insulation and climate control inside your home or business, throughout the year.


Reduce harmful UV rays by more than 99%


Reduce solar heat by up to 79%


Reduce glare by up to 93%


Reduce fading by up to 82%

3M™ Sun Control Prestige window film series

We’re proud to be certified installers of these specialised solar window films for homes and businesses around New Zealand. They are guaranteed to keep you comfortable, cool, and protected all year round. The specifications are impressive:

  • Low reflectivity – all you’ll see is an attractive window.
  • Admits between 40% and 70% of natural light to keep your interiors well lit.
  • Rejects as much as 97% of infrared light from the sun, and 60% of solar heat, providing both energy savings and comfort.
  • Blocks up to 99.9% of UV light to protect furnishings from fading.
  • Non-metallised film won’t impede mobile signals or corrode aluminium window frames.

T e s t i m o n i a l


“Since having Glasshield film installed on our windows in our house, we have noticed a marked difference in our living areas.  Our house faces north, and the light and heat from the afternoon sun during summer was becoming overpowering.  We decided to look at window film as a potential heat reflector.  It has not only proved excellent for that, but it also provides us so much less glare that we no longer have to lower the blinds.  I can actually sit near the window and read my book, whereas previously the heat would prove too much and I would have to draw the blinds.”

Cecilia Thrift

Before After

Types of ultra-violet light from the sun

This radiation is potentially the most damaging because of its high energy levels. Fortunately, at this time, all UVC is absorbed by oxygen and ozone in the atmosphere and never reaches the Earth’s surface. Glass reflects UVC light.
Although UVB radiation has some beneficial effects, including the production of Vitamin D in humans, the harmful effects can be serious, causing sunburn, melanoma and other skin cancers, and damage to the eye tissue. UVB light is reflected by glass.
This radiation is responsible for generating photochemical smog and is the single most destructive UV band on fabrics and plastics – resulting in degradation and colour loss. Half of UVA light penetrates glass.

⊕ Being shaded from the sun's direct light rays provides only partial protection from UV radiation exposure because of high levels of diffuse or reflected UV radiation.

“Window film can help prevent harmful UVA rays from damaging both your skin and your belongings.” ~ Skin Cancer Foundation

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