Proof that acoustic glazing can keep noise in as well as out comes from York St John University Creative Centre where products from Granada Secondary Glazing helped to keep things quieter for nearby residents.
A number of the practice rooms back onto a busy street with some residential housing, so secondary glazing was used, in addition to the existing sound-deadening measures, such as acoustic foam tiles.
Granada technicians installed 25 Horizontal Sliding units with 6.4mm acoustic laminated glass in recording studios, music practice, teaching and percussion rooms.
Commercial sales manager Rob Cottam said: “This was an incredibly interesting project for us. It’s rare that we’re approached to help keep noise within a building; our products are generally specified for projects where the client is keen to keep unwanted noise out.
“From a soundproofing perspective, the windows themselves are generally the weakest spot, the most likely to let noise leak out into the surrounding areas.”
Granada’s aluminium secondary glazing frames can be powder coated in over 200 RAL colours. The Granada Glazing product range encompasses hinged, sliding, vertical sliders, including tilt back, and lift-out options.