Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 61
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alexandra Chaloner Great
Does exactly what it says, I have very old single glazed windows on a period property, I would recommend using decorators caulk first to seal any gaps and then applying the film.
You may have to go over it every now and again with a hair dryer, but it has made a difference to our cold home!
I would also recommend buying more double sided tape as there is more film than tape!
13 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mn As expected
I have single glazed windows which were full of condensation and could always feel the cold.
I used this and it did exactly what it said. It was easy to fit and I can no longer feel the draught and no longer have to mop up all the water from the condensation every day. Brilliant and cheap product.
Obviously, will have to remove the film once the weather is better and buy again but will definitely be doing this until I can afford double glazing!
27 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DaveMc Nasty looking
This just looks like a cheap polythene sheet over your window. The blurb says "just heat with a hairdryer and the creases will disappear like magic!" Definitely no magic results. This wrinkled sheet is clearly noticeable from both inside and outside of the window. If you don't worry about what the rest of your family or your neighbours think of you then maybe this product is for you! I have no idea how affective it is keeping out the cold since I tore it down after one day because it was so nasty looking.
07 February 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Numpty Frustration!
The idea is good, but the product seems not to have been tested in the real world. Some issue:
1 The film is packed with adhesive tape to which it sticks. Even when removed from the box it leaves adhesive in the box so if re-used for storage it sticks again resulting in wasted film. Why not put the tape between the instruction sheet.
2. The double-sided tape has more adhesion to the non-stick backing than normal gloss paint, even when prepared as instructed.
3. The non-stick backing tape is hard to remove from the double-sided sticky tape. I found a cross-cut then nick it with a knife works sometimes.
4. On the outside of the box the instructions look easy - beware the full set inside is much longer.
5. Using a hair dryer does make the film taut, but by the next day it is floppy and creased again. Repeating the process gives the same result.
6. Spreading across too large a window results in too much tension and the film pulls off the sticky tape - in my case 1.67m.
7. Most edges on the sticky tape end up with pulls after a few days, i.e. the film seems to expand over the tape.
8. Trimming off with a sharp knife as described results in a cut in the paint work and you would need a much steadier hand than mine to cut cleanly without a straight edge - as shown.
Having said that, I have ended up with windows with more insulation, but defininately 'seasonal' because it looks awful. Perhaps my standards are too high.I do not look forward to reapplying it next winter!
21 January 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Keithm Rubbish tape
I purchased two packs of this product.
The first pack had a branded adhesive tape and performed well. The film has stayed tight even after a few weeks.
The second pack had an un- branded tape.
With this pack the film went slack within a few hours.
After re- heating ti tighten film the film pulled sideways from the tape.
Both packs were installed in identical fashion on the same substrate.
Caution :- if you buy this product check the tape and discard any pack with the un-branded tape
23 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gav Cheap but effective
Use this every year as I'm in a rented flat with terrible windows and need something cheap and temporary, but effective.
It does get easier with practise, only took about 10 minutes this year.
Read the instructions and follow them exactly, don't be tempted to take short-cuts or improvise - it generally doesn't work.
Put the film up carefully (make sure the correct side is facing out) and readjust as necessary until it is reasonably taut across the window - may need two people for a big window.
I usually keep it fitted for about 4 months and re-heat it with the hairdryer two of three times over that period - it only takes a minute to remove the wrinkles.
16 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swandi Fantastic
Well recommend, definately made a difference, have a very draughty window in my front bedroom window and it has helped imensely till I can afford new windows.
06 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by walrus lifesaver
this item was recommended by one one of your staff
and is a cheapexcellentlifesaver
would recommend it to everyone
06 March 2013