Vertical and horizontal sliders from Granada Secondary Glazing added greater thermal and acoustic efficiency to a historic converted chapel in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Part of the Gothic style Albert Road Methodist Chapel in Penarth had become a community centre in 1980 and more recently converted again to created eight clinic and health units, 14 office spaces and one community space.

Some 15 Granada Glazing’s vertical sliders and two- and three- horizontal sliding units were installed o provide additional thermal insulation and soundproofing to the original single-glazed windows.

The slimline aluminium frames in a high gloss white powder-coated finish support 6mm toughened glass and 6.4mm acoustic laminate glass. Secondary glazing can make buildings up to 80% quieter, reducing noise levels by up to 54dB. Thermal insulation can be improved by up to 65%.

Robert Cottam, Granada Glazing commercial sales manager, said: “Following a number of consultation sessions, we agreed upon a specification that included a mixture of both 6mm toughened and 6.4mm laminated glass to achieve the desired effect in terms of both noise reduction and thermal insulation.

“As energy bills continue to soar, it was incredibly important that we offered the client a secondary glazing solution that would mitigate against increased costs. We worked with this developer on a similarly successful project in Newport Market towards the end of 2021 and hope to work on further projects in the near future.”

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