Artifacts in Preston's Harris Museum have been protected with window film installed by Lustalux Ltd.
Lustalux window film installers recently had some great views over Preston from the top of one of the city's finest buildings. The magnificent Harris Museum and Art Gallery contracted us to install window film to the building's glass sky lights.
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is one of the most imposing buildings in the city of Preston. Opened in 1893 it houses many fine art collections, rare books and artifacts including a pendulum which hangs down through the centre of the building and can tell the time calculated from the earth’s rotation.
On bright summer days light levels were exceeding 2000 LUX yet the target maximum requirement was for 200-250 LUX. Because of this a standard clear UV film did not meet requirements and after careful consideration one of the films from our Solar Gard Sentinel range was selected – Sentinel Stainless Steel 15 OSW. An external weatherable solar control film with high level heat and glare reduction properties.
Four roof atria sitting at the very top of the building were treated over a period of four days at the beginning of May. The film was applied and then edge sealed with Dow Corning architectural silicone as is the requirement in the application of all our external weatherable films.
Light, UV and Intra Red levels now all meet the museum’s requirements and Preston’s treasures will be protected for years to come.
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