Architects and specifiers are invited to take part in a new series of CPD seminars from Granada Secondary Glazing, focusing on its use in all types of buildings, including listed and historic properties.

Southern area sales manager Gary Wood delivered their first CPD event since the first lockdown, with face-to-face and Zoom participants, to architects at Atomik Architecture in Stratford, East London.

Entitled “Quietly confident, specify secondary glazing for renovation and newbuild projects”, the presentation covered key subjects such as how to achieve the best acoustic, thermal and security performance, reduce a building’s eco footprint and glazing packages for listed buildings.

“The practice had requested our RIBA-certified CPD seminar as they get a lot of calls regarding secondary glazing, especially for historic buildings where this cost-effective system is often the preferred or, indeed, only solution,” said Gary, “The event was very successful, and the team was really receptive, asking lots of questions.”

Case studies where Granada had provided discreet and effective secondary glazing solutions, included the Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel and the School of Fine Art, part of the University of Leeds, pictured.

Gary explained that from a product education viewpoint, the university application demonstrated Granada’s bespoke gearing solution to allow the primary and secondary glazing to be opened simultaneously. While the hotel scheme showcased an effective acoustic solution for a prestigious historic Grade II* listed building in central London. Granada’s secondary glazing can reduce noise levels by as much as 80% (54 decibels). In total, 900 units were manufactured and installed, increasing both acoustic and thermal insulation.