White Secondary Glazing Tape 12.7mm x 5m
Magnetic secondary glazing tape is an easy-to-remove tape that allows you to fix sheets of acrylic to your windows for a cost-effective and simple secondary glazing alternative to traditional double glazing. As well as insulating, our white magnetic glazing tape provides effective noise insulation and instant access to the window beneath.
Our white magnetic tape comes in two parts, one white steel strip that sticks to the window frame and one magnetic strip which sticks to the glazing. The magnetic strip’s adhesive side is white for a discrete look on white window frames.
We recommend using this to only fix acrylic sheets of thickness between 2 to 4mm, which measure no larger than a metre squared. The tape is 12.7mm x 5m, so there should be plenty for you to mount on a meter square window - order multiple quantities for larger windows and use the strips side by side to double the magnetic force. Please consider the width of the tape (12.7mm) when measuring for the size of acrylic secondary glazing required or 25.4mm if doubling up on tape for larger windows over 1m.
The white magnet glazing tape comes in coils and can be cut at the required measurement for your project. To use, measure, and frame up to the point that the inside edge of the tape will be placed on.
Once you’ve measured the length you need and cut the specific amount of tape, clean and degrease the window frame using an appropriate preparation wipe or cleaner, and then stick the black magnetic tape into position on the sheet. We recommend using one of our microfibre cloths for this task.
Hold the panel onto the window frame so it overlaps equally on all sides. Draw a pencil line around the sides of the sheet onto the frame and cut the strip to fit this, sticking it into place just inside of the pencil marks. You can then clip the sheet into place.
For larger sheets, although magnet glazing tape works well on its own, we recommend either doubling up on the tape you use on the panel, or putting a few screws directly under the panel to support the weight and prevent the risk of slippage of the magnets.
How does the magnetic tape work?
There are two parts to the magnetic tape, a magnetic strip and a steel strip. The white steel strip sticks to the window surround and the magnetic strip sticks to the glazing. When these are aligned they have a significant hold similar to a magnet on the fridge.
How do I install magnetic tape?
- Clean and degrease the surface you will be sticking the tape to.
- Cut the strips to the required length and then peel off the self-adhesive backing and stick them into position. If used for secondary glazing, adhere the white steel strip to the window frame and the magnetic strip to the glazing and ensure there are no gaps in the tape so that a thermal seal between the window frame and glazing is created.
- Align the magnetic and steel strips so that they stick to one another.
Can I use Magnetic tape with glass?
No, we do not recommend using this product with glass as the glass will be too heavy for the magnets to work properly.
Can I use it on an external window frame?
No, we do not recommend using magnetic tape on the outside of your home as it will be vulnerable to high winds and theft.
What size window can I use White Magnetic Tape on?
We recommend a window no larger than 1m x 1m with 2mm, 3mm or 4mm acrylic. If your window is larger than 1m x 1m then you can rest the glazing on a window sill or place a couple of screws under the glazing panel to support it. You can also double the tape and apply it side by side but ensure you account for the double 24mm width when measuring.
How much tape do I need?
Ideally, you want enough to create a complete outline around the edge of the glazing panel. If you have ordered a secondary glazing pane measuring 1000mm x 500mm, the perimeter is 3000mm; one unit of our tape would be enough to cover this as we supply 5m lengths.
Frequently Asked Questions
What tolerance do you cut to?
We cut to a tolerance of +/- 1mm. Tighter tolerances can be agreed upon under arrangement.
Can you cut any shape?
We can cut any shape into acrylic or wood.
Do you offer bulk order discounts?
For large orders (multiple boards of material), please head to our trade page for more information on how to enquire about pricing and purchasing.
Delivery and Shipping
Why is my order late?
While we endeavour to ensure your item arrives with the specified time frame, unforeseen delays may occur affecting shipping or manufacturing. In this instance, we will strive to communicate any delays to you, such as through the use of a banner at the top of the page which would provide further details.
Can my delivery and billing address be different?
You can have different addresses for billing and delivery. You can pick different addresses whilst checking out.
Can I collect my order?
You are more than welcome to come and pick your order up from us at no cost to you. You can select this option at the checkout. Our address is Unit 60, Mackley Industrial Estate, Henfield Road, Small Dole, BN5 9XR and collection times are from 9am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday
How will I know if my order has been dispatched?
You will receive a confirmation email when you place your order. We will email you again with your invoice when your item has been dispatched from our warehouse. Where possible, this email will include the courier’s tracking details.
Will I have to be in all day?
Depending on how your order is being delivered, we may be able to give you a window for delivery via the courier tracking number. If you are unable to be at home for the delivery, our couriers will try to leave your order somewhere safe, or with a neighbour. If you are not going to be in, a clear note on the front door really helps the couriers.
In what condition should my order be delivered?
While all orders are made to a high quality and leave our shipment facility in a protected film, if your order appears to have been damaged in transit, please sign for it as DAMAGED and contact us via email@example.com within 24 hours with a description of the fault, and photographic evidence.
Do you deliver outside of Great Britain?
Currently, we do not provide any deliveries outside of Great Britain.
What is your normal delivery timescale?
Our normal delivery timescale is 3-7 working days. Though, we also provide faster delivery options if required.
Can I pay for faster shipping?
You are able to pay for a faster shipping option. Our timescale can range from 7 working days to Next Day Delivery depending on your requirements. You can select your option at checkout, which will add the calculated costs accordingly. For more details please see our Delivery Policy.
Is there a small order fee?
To allow us to continue to provide a fast and efficient service, we have a minimum order value that varies depending on the size of the order and the courier required to deliver it to you.
Contact and Communications
I have messaged you on social media/commented on your post, but you haven't replied. What should I do?
If you are trying to contact our customer services team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need help on the weekend, can I still reach you?
Unfortunately, we are not open on the weekend. We may be present on social media over the weekend, however, this is not definite. To make sure we support you as quickly as possible please do email us at email@example.com as we will be able to address it when we return on the next business day.
I’ve tried ringing, why isn’t anyone answering my call?
The customer service team answer phone calls throughout the day from 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday and you may experience a wait while we deal with other queries. Please have patience with us, or try later in the day. Alternatively, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve emailed you, and no one has replied yet?
We apologise for the wait, however, we respond to emails throughout the day, and may not have gotten to your query yet. As such we ask that you have patience with us as we aim to respond to you as soon as we are available to do so.
Returns and Cancellations
How do I cancel my order?
Unfortunately, due to the goods we provide being customised and made to order, we are unable to cancel or refund any order once it has been processed. For this reason, we ask that you check all orders are correct before placing them.
I've installed it, but am unhappy, can I get a refund?
Once our products are installed, we are unable to accept a return.
My item arrived faultily, how do I get a refund?
While all orders are made to high quality, if your order does arrive faultily, please sign for it as DAMAGED and contact us via email@example.com within 24 hours with a description of the fault, and photographic evidence.
Can I change my order after it's been placed?
Amendments needed after placing your order may have additional charges, so call our customer service team on 01903 389024 for help and assistance.