News

What are Glass Manifestations and When are They Needed?

You’ve probably noticed patterns, text and graphics on glass partitions and walls. These are known as glass manifestations and serve more than just a decorative purpose. The surface stickers act as a safety precaution as well as providing an opportunity to promote company branding. At Glass Partitioning UK, not only do we supply a variety of modern glass partitioning solutions, we can also take your desired design and turn it into a manifestation for you. 

Mullen-Lowe-Group-Glass-Manifestation

Why are Glass Manifestations Required? 

The bottom line is, glass manifestations are a legal requirement. In critical locations, they are designed to prevent people walking into glass panes, avoiding accidents and injury. Legal regulations require manifestations to be located between 850mm to 1000mm and 1400mm to 1600mm from the floor.

Any internal or external walls or doors in non-domestic settings, where people are moving around and could collide with glass, require these safety measures. This can include shops, showrooms, restaurants, offices, factories, and public spaces.

Do I Need Manifestations?

While they are a legal requirement for some, not all glass requires a manifestation.

Legislation states that manifestations are NOT required on:

  • Glazing less than 400mm in width between frames
  • Glazing with a rail between 600 & 1500mm above the floor
  • A single pane glazed door with a substantial frame
  • Glazed doors with no frame or narrow frames but with large handle or push plate on each single pane 
Office Glass Logo

More Than Just a Sticker

Glass Manifestations feature a huge range of benefits, optimising functionality and aesthetics. Of course, health and safety is the primary goal. However, with some creative thought and planning, you can create a stunning feature with your manifestation… 

Design feature. There are really no limits when it comes to design options. From intricate details to bold designs, you can transform your glass partitions and walls into pieces of art. This is sure to capture the attention of visitors, clients and passers by. 

Brand promotion. While unlimited design options sound appealing, remember that glass manifestations are the perfect opportunity to promote your business. Simple logos are perfect for office spaces, while attention grabbing designs work well in shop fronts. Whatever your application requires, we can help you create a totally bespoke manifestation to suit your brand. 

Privacy. Glass partitions are often used in offices to create separate spaces without losing the open plan feel or compromising light. However, for certain applications, such as meeting rooms or individual workspaces, manifestations can offer some privacy from the wider office. This can be achieved through larger manifestations in blocks, creating a translucent effect rather than clear glass. 

glass-office-london

How Can We Help? 

Whatever your manifestation requirements, at Glass Partitioning UK, we can bring your visions to life! Don’t hesitate to get in contact and one of our experts will be happy to help. 

Some of our clients

We work with a range of brands from tech start-ups, to government & education.

edward-ashdale-logo
Glass Partitioning at SKY
Glass Partitioning at Mercedes Benz
Glass Partitioning at Toyota
Glass Partitioning at Hilton Hotels
earthsight-logo
spectrum-logo
Glass Partitioning at Dropbox
Glass Partitioning at Microsoft
Glass Partitioning at Miro
Glass Partitioning at DHL
molesey
Glass Partitioning at Everton Football Club
Glass Partitioning at Vodaphone
doclan-logo
Glass Partitioning at Burger King
Glass Partitioning at McCain
science-group
Glass Partitioning at National Rail
Bristol University
Glass Partitioning at Stripe
Glass Partitioning at Kensington Borough Council
Glass Partitioning at Cocacola