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Any experience of using privacy film for a window?

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Found 11th Jul 2009
My detestable next-door neighbour has just had the tree in her front garden cut down by, what look like, a pair of cowboy fellers. This has unblocked the site of about four bedrooms of houses across the road (not to mention destroying pigeon & sparrow nests).

Has anyone used these films, are they worthwhile?

I've been looking at the following films to gain a bit of privacy back;

(see first post...)

18 Comments

How about nets?

I have seen it done on windows near me. One was terrible - full of bubbles.

BTW. They cowboys were not from Ireland were they? I know there are tree fellers going around.

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Captain Hook;5721255

How about nets?



Thought about it but would prefer not to have a net.

Captain Hook;5721255

How about nets?



+1

Film is very good but if you can afford it go for it fitted as it's an acquired art!

purlfrost.com/

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starsparkle2311;5721298

not keen on the silver, which room is it for?



It's my bedroom, looking across at other bedrooms & even down into their living rooms. A patch of 30cm x 40cm film would solve the problem.

Surely you have curtains for at night time? And what's so bad about people seeing at day time?

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I can't fit draw-string or venetion blinds due to the stuff I keep on the window sill.

Her'es an illustration of the window with the part I want blocking highlighted in red... the pane to the top-left and the pane to the right open.

http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss23/pa1nkiller/window.jpg

I saw it fitted by the home owner once and it was awful, then they installed it at offices near us at work and it was superb... so I can only suggest that if you go for it you have it installed proffesionally...

Predikuesi;5721273

BTW. They cowboys were not from Ireland were they? I know there are tree … BTW. They cowboys were not from Ireland were they? I know there are tree fellers going around.



Pun almost slipped under the radar, but I enjoyed it! :thumbsup:

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coff101;5721392

Surely you have curtains for at night time? And what's so bad about … Surely you have curtains for at night time? And what's so bad about people seeing at day time?



It's where I'm sat at my computer (if you look at the competition section on Monday's you'll see that's for most of the day) & 360. I don't want people staring at me when I've got my headset on looking like a pratt :oops:

And due to the size of the room & difficulties in getting the monitors bolted to the wall I can't move things around.

the one with the lines looks like bars.

got it on my bedroom window. looks fine with no bubbles, just go to an autoparts store and use the car window reflective silver film, its clearer to look out and impossible to see in even with your nose pressed up to the window! follow instructions and its easy.

I used a clear frosted effect one from Ikea that i used on a door which a neigbour could see right in. It was easy to apply with cold soapy water, we never had any bubbles and it lasted years. We only recently removed it as we had a blind fitted.
I think Ikea still sell it.

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I've put a bid in on ebay for 3m of film.

The thing that bugs me is that it is illegal to cut down a tree with active bird nests in it... this one had wood pigeons & house sparrows & the pigeons were nest building an hour before they chopped it down. They had no safety gear on so it looked completely dodgy.

Painkiller;5721330

It's my bedroom, looking across at other bedrooms & even down into their … It's my bedroom, looking across at other bedrooms & even down into their living rooms. A patch of 30cm x 40cm film would solve the problem.



dont forget to cut a small spyhole out:thumbsup::w00t::w00t:

Painkiller;5721916

The thing that bugs me is that it is illegal to cut down a tree with … The thing that bugs me is that it is illegal to cut down a tree with active bird nests in it... this one had wood pigeons



I thing you'll find that flying rats are not on the protected list :lol:
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