Our line of bespoke soundproof windows is one of our most popular especially with our London based clients who are often kept awake by overhead planes, traffic or nightlife. Whilst it’s great to live as close to the city as possible, the reality of noise pollution is a genuine struggle and we’re delighted we can help by installing a total solution.
However, we do get a lot of inquiries from people asking just how much of a difference soundproof windows make....
Soundproof Windows vs Secondary Glazing7 comments
What Are Soundproof Windows?
A revelation in noise reduction, soundproof windows are the total solution to the problem of noise pollution in London. Tackling every aspect of intrusive noise, soundproof windows utilise the following in order to make your property peaceful and serene:
laminated glass to dull sound waves
Choosing Bi-Fold Doors To Maximise Space3 comments
Doors are necessary. Without them we wouldn’t be able to get in and out of things very easily, or have things to attach door handles to, and they’re pretty good at keeping the cold out as well. All fantastic points, but often their placement within a property is a matter of logistical necessity as opposed to aesthetic desire. They often become fixtures because they need to be, and hang like drab sheets of A1 paper on the sides of your room; boring, uninspired, ugly, and with a large turning circle that encroaches into the space...
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What Is Soundproofing?4 comments
Soundproofing is the practice of making your property resistant to the often annoying noise pollution that the city invariably offers every residence. There are a few things that you can do to soundproof your home - one of which we can help you with!
What Can Be Done To Soundproof A Property?
Rather simply, the first thing you can do is create more space between you and the noise source. Of course, relocating your property is practically paradoxical and there’s no way that you can increase the distance without selling your home...
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Replacement windows for conservation areas4 comments
More and more properties are being added to the list of conservation areas in the UK, with the cultural heritage of our country’s architecture becoming increasingly important as new cheap build permeate the landscape. As one of the very few manufacturers and installers in London, a lot of our clients approach us looking for bespoke windows that will work as replacements for their properties in conservation areas. It’s become second nature for us to now recreate window frames like-for-like, with some...
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Kew Gardens5 comments
Kew Gardens, the jewel of South West London, world renowned for its exotic collection of plants and horticulture, offers so much more than a simple day out. For years now they have been running courses educating students, scientists and laymen on the art of conservation, horticulture and botanics.
Available to both national and international students at Kew and Wakeworth, these courses demonstrate the just how integral the institution is. One of my personal favourites are the daily courses that they run for schools and young children. I think it’s incredibly...
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Vacuum Glazing4 comments
With the width of single glazing, vacuum glazed windows offer the same thermal insulation as their double glazed counterparts. The question is, how?
How Does Vacuum Glazing Work?
Unlike Dyson hoovers, which frankly no-one apart from Jeremy Dyson understands, the mechanics of vacuum glazing is really rather straight forward. Instead of using air or other combinations of gas between the panes of glass,...
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How Our Soundproof Windows Work3 comments
Acoustic windows are the total solution to the problem of noise pollution. As opposed to other stop-gap solutions, such as secondary glazing, acoustic windows target sound reduction on every single level, ensuring the best results possible. Whilst lots of articles on the subject tend to give off a wealth of figures about the results you can expect, I thought I would take a few minutes to just speak about the technology behind the systems that provide the noise reduction.
Acoustic Insulation and...
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Ecological Cars3 comments
I’m a lover of all things to do with design. Whether that’s the architraves on our new timber window system or the engine within a Mercedes-Benz. I enjoy looking at not only the beauty of the model, but understanding how and why it was created in such a way. There’s something about the sleek and highly tuned body of a car that I greatly admire, and which I have been known to fork over a fair bit of cash to own myself. In the last few years I have seen this love affair of mine...
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Production of Timber2 comments
Last year we finally saw the introduction of strict EU regulations (the EUTR) on the import and consumption of illegally harvested timber. With illegal logging constituting around 30% of the global market, and the EU accounting for around 35% of timber consumption, this has lead to a massive increase in timber production within the European Union, as it's the simplest way of combating illegal logging and safeguarding your company from breaking regulation.
The EU Timber Regulation, in conjunction...
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