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Sound achievement
9th October 2018

TRADESMITH says it is the first PVC-U fabricator to make a range of Bluesky certified acoustic windows, including A++, A and B noise rated windows.

MD Mark Hutchinson said: “Unwanted noise is a blight on people’s lives. More than one in ten house moves is reported to be to escape unbearable noise. Tradesmith makes windows for installers, builders and developers across the South East, where a high proportion of homes and businesses are impacted by noise from Heathrow and Gatwick airports, road traffic, noisy neighbours and even from the sound of the seagulls.

“In the past, overclaiming and underperforming acoustic solutions produced disappointing results, but we have worked with Veka Halo, Warmcore aluminium and Deceuninck to make a range of windows which are engineered to block excessive sound. These windows have then been independently certified by Bluesky to verify that the manufactured product is in line with the original tested specification. Provided they’re installed correctly, these windows make a dramatic difference to the volume of unwanted sound people are exposed to. With so many affected by too much unwanted sound, and with solutions that really can be shown to work, we believe sound will be the next big thing in the market.”

Simon Beer of Bluesky Certification added: “Our noise rating certification process means that window and door manufacturers now have a clear way of demonstrating the acoustic performance of their products. Tradesmith is now able to offer an easy to understand solution to noise problems in the South East – where lots of people are in need of a decent nights sleep!”

Tradesmith has been certified for three different profiles: the A++ rated Veka Halo Twinsash, A rated Warmcore aluminium windows and the B rated Deceuninck Tilt & Turn.


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