Selectaglaze

Selectaglaze secondary glazing for London offices

  • 9 Jul 2018

A multi-let property situated in Cannon Street, London’s financial district, has seen its acoustic insulation improved through secondary glazing from Selectaglaze.

Clad in Portland stone, this historic office building has recently been transformed, with the frontage of Sherborne House benefitting from the addition of a new entrance, canopy, and newly cleaned stonework. 

The design for the office space on the second floor was open plan and a major issue was the ingress of the outside noise from one of London’s busiest roads.

Offices like Sherborne House are typically located close to transport links and in busy areas where outside noise levels are high; the suggested ambient noise level in a meeting room is 35-40dB and a cell office 40-50dB, whereas outside street noise levels can be 70-80dB.

Selectaglaze

When a cavity of at least 100mm exists between the primary and secondary glazing, a reduction of 45dB is attainable. An extra bonus of secondary glazing is thermal retention; with the use of high performance twin seals, it practically eradicates unwanted drafts and a U-value of 1.8 is possible.

Twenty1 Construction approached Selectaglaze, who provided a solution to improve the acoustic insulation of the existing, irreplaceable primary windows.

Secondary glazing is an ideal solution to significantly reduce noise levels and is renowned for its thermal efficiency.

Selectaglaze

All the original openings were remodelled, including the relining of the reveals and removal of the old heating system.

Once the building works were completed, a survey was undertaken for 17 new secondary glazing units from the slimline range.

Both series 10 horizontal sliding and series 20 vertical sliding units were used, each being surveyed and manufactured for a specific opening to ensure a perfect fit to achieve the desired performance.

Selectaglaze

The results of this projects were deemed fantastic overall, with particular praise heaped on the sub-lights on the front elevation and the four full radius headed vertical sliders on the rear, with the space now looking modern and fresh.

The newly refurbished second floor offices are now a perfect environment to house a new occupier, thanks to Selectaglaze’s soundproofing.

Contact:

Selectaglaze,
Alban Park,
Hatfield Road,
St. Albans,
Hertfordshire,
AL4 0JJ

Phone: 01727 837271
Fax: 01727 844053

Visit Selectaglaze's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY: Five ways access control matters in your co-working space

Most likely, tenants and visitors to your co-working space value agile, modern solutions; ASSA ABLOY’s SMARTair is an intelligent security solution that won’t blow your budget or create renovation chaos.

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Security and Fire Protection

Deceuninck

40 fabricators switch to Deceuninck for ‘better products and better service’

In the last three years, no fewer than 40 fabricators, which are a mix of types and sizes from the very large through to the medium and small, switched to Deceuninck.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Doors, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows

Gilberts Blackpool

Gilberts rise to smoke evacuation challenges

The ‘best yet’ is how Gilberts Blackpool is describing its latest range of smoke evacuation dampers for multi-storey buildings. 

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Security and Fire Protection

Freefoam provides invaluable support to GBP

General Building Plastics has been working closely with Freefoam since 1994, and has found Freefoam’s support to be invaluable.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Posts