Soundproof Windows vs Secondary Glazing23 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
the space between panes is optimised to reduce noise
timber frames are...
What’s Thermal Low-E Glass?2 comments
Thermal Low-E glass (short for low-emissivity), is a type of special energy efficient glass which is designed to prevent heat loss through windows. A coating on the glass creates an invisible layer which reduces the amount of heat transferred out of the window, as well as by reflecting the heat back into the room.
These panes can contribute dramatically towards savings on the heating bill, as we already discussed,...
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Most of us who have ever bought or sold a house will tell you, that the major deal breakers when it comes to clinching a sale are obvious - think location, space, condition, transport links, crime, local schools and so on.
There are, however, many hidden factors that could be putting buyers off certain properties. You don't need to worry though, as there are steps available that you can take to reduce the factors that are impacting your sale.
SellingUp has conducted an exclusive survey with Populus, one of the UK’s leading market research firms. In the...
Decorative Glazing4 comments
Many people will know of stained glass and the majestic windows that have been created with it throughout the ages. From the hallowed churches displaying the testaments in full coloured majesty, to the advent of modern stained glass and its application as an art form, it always adds another dimension to what otherwise would be just another window. Perhaps not suitable for every frame in your house, these panes can add an artistic flair to conservatories, doors,...
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London’s businesses, night-workers and party goers are welcoming the introduction of the much talked about night tube. It will see parts of the Underground running a 24/7 service. Residents surrounding the 5 lines, however, are becoming increasingly worried about night tube noise disturbances.
Concerns About Night Tube Noise Disturbances
Draught Proofing5 comments
As the winter kicks and screams its way through February, and your bones are chilled, well, to the bone, the last thing you want to come home to is the a freezing cold house. It's around this time that you start to notice those little cracks under doors and nooks that allow a whispering draught to torment you at night.
Whilst in the summer draughts are a welcome addition, allowing ventilation into your property, when uncontrolled they can be a real nuisance and waste a lot of energy. In fact, it is estimated that drought proofing will actually save...
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News of a London night tube service is welcome news to many, as it will cut down journey times for night workers and party goers, as well as boosting the city’s economy. The night service will be able to support London’s 24-hour lifestyle, by allowing travellers access to trains throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays, on the 5 lines: Victoria, Central, Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern lines.
Independent research by Volterra has shown that - the project will boost London’s economy by £360 million, while also reducing the average...
Window ironmongery is also known as 'window furniture', though of course it's not the process of attaching a 3 piece suite to your casements, but rather the small little add ons, flushes and flights of fancy that can turn your windows into something uniquely individual.
We often include ironmongery into our bespoke window designs, taking into account the setting and aesthetic of the building in order to ensure a continuity...
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According to a paper published by the European Heart Journal, living in an area of high noise pollution, specifically road traffic, may actually reduce your life expectancy.
The research, undertaken by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, King’s College London and Imperial College London, focused on 8.6 million people living in the capital between the years 2003 and 2010. Analysing the average noise of the road traffic during the day and...
A great deal of older buildings still have their original single glazing units intact which may suit the aesthetic of the property, but can be a real pain year round, especially in winter when you will be pouring money into heating your house only to have it float away with the winds.
The obvious solution is to install double glazing in order to cut down on your heating costs and stop those pesky draughts getting into your property.
However, this can be a real chore in conservation areas and listed buildings. So before you start...