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...
Understanding Noise Reduction Improvements0 comments
Hugo Carter have spent years on R&D, tweaking, re-tweaking and re-re-tweaking our designs in order to offer the best noise reduction value possible. It’s taken us 2 years to shut out an extra 2dB on our sash windows alone.
One way we have achieved this is through sound imaging in order to pinpoint where precisely low frequency noise was penetrating. Using this imaging technique we were able to understand where exactly noises of a frequency between 20-40Hz were managing to get through...
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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Our Noise Reduction Windows Simulator0 comments
Demonstrating the outstanding noise reduction qualities of our “Silent Windows” is far easier said than done. Whilst we can speak about the reductions, and break down what 30dB means in simple terms there’s nothing better than hearing the difference for yourself.
Unfortunately this has proven to be completely impractical, as we are unable to replicate this in a showroom, or take all of our prospective...
How Our Soundproof Windows Work4 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...
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?