Soletanche Bachy Canada - Hamilton, Ontario

Soletanche Bachy Canada is a global geotechnical solutions provider with its head office located in Hamilton, Ontario. Window film was applied to their new office to help with solar control and enhance the interior space.


The Challenge

In 2020, the Soletanche Bachy Canada team moved from their office of 60 plus years that had a dark interior, to a new and brighter office building with quite a few exterior windows. The windows offer the benefit of an outdoor view and natural light, but the heat and glare was a problem. The south facing windows were especially problematic causing some discomfort for the team members due to the sun shining directly into the office.

"We have a great amount of open space in our new office, with an abundance of natural light coming in from the large windows. What we did not want to happen was to have it feel closed in by installing any type of blinds or drapery, so we turned to Evolution Window Film to meet our needs." - Lynn MacQueen, Executive Assistant Soletanche Bachy Canada

The Solution

After consulting with Soletanche Bachy Canada, Evolution Window Films recommended 3M Night Vision 15 Solar Control Window Film to help reduce hot spots, glare and UV exposure. Window film was applied to 1,500 square feet including 150 windows of a variety of sizes. Since the office was already furnished and in operation, the window film was pre-cut off-site to minimize the installation time.

The Results

The total result achieved, includes 68% rejection of solar energy, 83% glare reduction and 99% UV protection.

What is it like working with Evolution Window Films?

"From our initial meeting with Gary and Sam we found that they, as well as their Team were absolute professionals from the time of first contact, to discussing options, to receiving a customized quote, to the time of the installation. When we required secondary work completed for our Boardroom and Meeting Rooms, we did not hesitate to reach out to Evolution."

Decorative Film was also applied to enhance the interior space

In addition to the installation of solar control film, Evolution Window Films was hired, after occupancy, to apply decorative window film to the office’s interior glass walls. The custom frosted window film is a design feature that enhances the company brand, provides privacy, and increases safety as a visual indicator of the glass wall.

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