Mani-what?! Frosted Manifestation is one of the easiest and best ways to ensure you comply with building regulations and to provide a visual barrier whilst not cutting out light to the area.
Full height glass windows, partitions or doors by legislation should be marked correctly with glass manifestation to make sure that it is made apparent. Manifestation is designed to help make glass obvious which can prevent injury if somebody was to walk into the glass.
The Building Regulations 2000 : Part M states that glass entrance doors and glass screens will satisfy requirement M1 or M2 if
They are clearly defined with glass manifestation on the glass at two levels; between 850mm and 1000mm and between 1400mm and 1600mm above the floor, contrasting visually with the background seen through the glass (both inside and out) in all lighting conditions.
Manifestation takes the form of logo or sign at least 150mm high (repeated if on a glazed screen), or a decorative feature such as broken lines or continuous bands, at least 50mm high.
Just because is it practical does not mean it has to be boring. Mtec Graphics have worked extensively with crystal etch and frosting films to provide a practical manifestation solution and a stunning visual design on glass at the same time. We have delivered countless manifestation schemes for government and public buildings to a high standard for external contractors.