Museums & Historical Buildings

UV Protection for Historical buildings & Museums

Westgate Solar Control provide solutions to museums and historical buildings to help protect against the impacts of UV rays, heat and glare and security.

Did you know that solar energy accounts for 90% of fading? This is caused by three main wave bands; ultraviolet radiation, visible light and infra-red radiation. Fading can be extremely damaging to precious, priceless and important artifacts that are contained in historical buildings and museums.

Installing Westgate’s triple layer film can dramatically decrease fading and provide added UV protection for historical buildings and museums. The triple layer UV protection is superior to any other UV window film and cuts out 99.9% of UV light. The great thing about the UV protection film is that clarity is not compromised when installed. It won’t be visible to you or your visitors.

If you’re also suffering from glare issues we can recommend a range of film or blind solutions that will maintain the aesthetics of the building but dramatically reduce the effects of glare.

Some of the benefits of working with Westgate Solar Control are:

  • Professional installation from a team of trusted and longstanding UK installers
  • Products that are National Trust and National Gallery approved
  • Proposals and recommendations that take into account the existing aesthetics of the building
  • Up to 10 year guarantee on products

Looking for increased glare and UV protection for historical buildings and museums? Why not view our recent installations below or take a look at our popular products.

If you would like to discuss your
project with us call

01785 782 150

or email



Safety Film (Clear)


Safety films are designed using multiple layers of polyester and strong laminating adhesives and are designed to protect properties from damage caused by shattered glass. A prime example of this is in schools and colleges to protect children and young adults. This film is also used on shop fronts to improve security against break-ins. The film also carries additional benefits such as UV reduction – see technical data below.

UV Reduction (Clear)


Solar energy accounts for 90% of fading mainly in 3 wavebands: ultra-violet radiation, visible light and infra-red radiation (heat).  Fading can be dramatically reduce by installing this film, commonly used in Shops, Museums, and Historic buildings.

If you require a quick quote for supply and installation work please click the link below to place an enquiry.

High Glare Reduction Film (Medium Tint)


Anti-Glare films reduce summer and winter glare to create a more comfortable environment.  The high glare reduction range offers up to 90% glare reduction.  There are 3 film tints available ranging from light to dark, however if aesthetics are important we have a range of standard glare films which retain more of the buildings aesthetics by using a lighter tint (Click here to see Standard Glare Reduction Film).  Offices and schools most commonly need to reduce eye strain and screen glare, shops, museums and other such environments use the film to improve visibility.  Technical data on the most popular solutions is available below, including details of the % glare reduction for each of our standard options.

Heat Reduction & Reflective (Medium Silver Tint)


Typically this solution is used in schools, offices or factories to ensure that In the summertime, heat and glare do not make life uncomfortable.  As the temperatures rise, work productivity falls. Heat reflective window film help employers to comply with European Workplace, Health, Safety and Welfare legislation for thermal comfort and Display Screen Regulations for visual comfort against glare.  Heat reflective films are designed to create a manageable and controlled room environment, which also reduce the load on cooling systems.  Additional benefits include UV filtering and increased privacy with 1 way mirror films.