Granada’s secondary glazing is contributing to a quieter environment in the new Coroner’s Court in Bradford, following its move to a newly refurbished building in a more built-up and part of the West Yorkshire city.
Formerly located inside Bradford Magistrates’ Court, the Coroner’s service moved to an independent site in Cater Street earlier this year following years of concern over ‘substandard’ facilities.
Given the sensitive nature of the building and the move to a more urban site, the client was keen to reduce the intrusion of external noise as much as possible. For older and historic properties, like the court building, secondary glazing can reduce external noise intrusion by up to 80%, or 54dB.
Granada fitted 12 Balanced vertical sliding units and seven hinged units with 6mm toughened glass in the courtrooms and offices. Designed specifically for traditional box sash windows, Balanced Vertical Sliding Units blend in with the internal décor and are undetectable from the outside.
Granada commercial sales manager Robert Cottam said: “Given the nature of the discussions that take place within the building itself, it was incredibly important that we were able to provide a product set that would block external noise.
“A 6mm toughened glazing selection was included within the specification, with the majority of units comprising of our Balanced Vertical Sliding product type. Whilst acoustic performance was imperative, it was crucial that the units remained sleek and unobtrusive, something that we feel our entire product range offers in abundance.”