Hugo Carter’s New High Performance Windows0 comments
A year in the making and they’re finally here! We’re delighted to announce that our high performance windows are now available. Boasting a 2dB increase in noise reduction and incredible thermal efficiency, we’re ever so proud of our creations.
2dB Increase In Noise Reduction
Whilst it doesn’t sound like much, we can assure you that the year was basically spent testing and retesting our designs in order to ensure that our units could offer even greater noise reduction values across the board. This meant tinkering with every little feature, exploring every nook...
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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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Hugo Carter is from tenants who are considering purchasing a property, but want to ensure that it’s ready to move straight into without having the bothersome complications of an installation crew or scaffolding on site. Often they will find the ideal home, but notice that the sound pollution is really quite bothersome, and before they fall out of love with their purchase they ask, “can I get your noise...
Why Pick Triple Glazing?5 comments
Double glazing is everywhere, and unless you have been living under a rock you will know all about its energy efficiency and capacity to reduce noise pollution compared to older single pane windows. What you may not be aware of is the fact that triple glazing is now an affordable option when building or renovating your home, and can offer a marked improvement upon standard and even advanced double glazing units.
Similar to double glazed windows, triple is formed of three separate panes of glass, more often than not of low-e...
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Noise Reduction Windows for Busy Roads0 comments
One of the most common complaints we get from our clients is that they’ve moved into a beautiful new property only to discover that there’s an indefatigable swathe of night buses that trundle their street keeping them up at night. If you’re one of those sufferers, we understand your pain. Losing out on shut eye due to the N35 really isn’t something to be envied.
So what are your options?
Whilst you may live in a beautiful house, in a beautiful neighbourhood - be protected by the English Heritage and the Local Government there’s one thing that you can’t simply escape.
Be it from planes, neighbours, roads, schools, or wherever, noise pollution has many guises all of which seem designed to permeate your property and drive you up the wall.
As we well know, listed buildings and homes...
Look along any street these days and you are sure to see uPVC windows and doors on most houses, as they are both energy efficient and very low maintenance. Aluminium frames are also very popular of late, meaning that traditional timber windows are not as prevalent as they once were—until now that is. With the advent of new engineering, multilayered timber can be equally as efficient as modern materials.
What is multilayered timber?
In comparison to traditional single-layered timber, multi-layer sections of solid timber are...
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When it comes to ensuring that your home truly is a castle, noise reduction windows are one way of bringing peaceful days and silent nights, but how do they compare in regards to double and single glazed units?
We decided to do a little investigating!
Well, it sort of goes without saying that noise reduction windows will offer the greatest reduction in intrusive noises. With possible reductions of up to 50dB in our high performance range, it’s pretty redundant even comparing the two. However, if decibels...
Is placing uPVC in older buildings wrong?0 comments
The swathe of uPVC windows being fitted in period buildings reached such an alarming peak a few years ago that the English Heritage took to the streets in a country wide campaign to stop the influx of plastic double glazed windows. Whilst you would have heard a great deal of support for keeping the period look of the building, with the original timber windows, there was a large, growing voice advocating the use of uPVC.