Noise Reduction Windows8 comments
Sirens at three O'clock in the morning and drafts coming from somewhere, windows can be the bane of an otherwise beautiful house. With new advances in the technology behind them, noise reduction windows have become far more economically viable, and have shown clear signs of reducing not only noise, but energy consumption.
There are plenty of...
The Benefits of Acoustic Insulation Windows6 comments
It can be a terrible pain to move into a new home and find out that just around the corner is a late night bar or a road that doesn't quiet down until 4 in the morning, but you don't have to suffer in silence (or the lack thereof).
We often have clients inquiring as to what benefits they can expect from installing acoustic insulation windows in their property, and whether it is actually worth them doing.
The simple answer is that if you are experiencing a great...
How Do We Measure Noise5 comments
It's that old question, 'when a tree falls in the forest, and there's no one around to hear it, does it still make a sound?' Baffler of generations, the simple answer is yes. Yes it does. The more complicated answer is no. No it does not.
Noise is the reception of pressure waves by a recording device or an instrument like your ears. If nothing is there to hear it, then there's no sound being produced, just a pressure wave. Ok, so perhaps we're becoming a little too esoteric here, but in our line of work it is interesting...
Double Glazing Systems2 comments
I'm sure you've been plagued for years by cold callers offering you exclusive double glazing deals, or accosted by salesmen as you leave the supermarket with you weekly shop. It's become such an issue now, that when people think of double glazing, it's synonymous with pushy sales techniques and deals that quite frankly seem too good to be true.
Well, we want to change that perception. At Hugo Carter...
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Acoustic Glass41 comments
As anyone living close to central London, a main road or an airport will tell you, noise pollution is a serious issue. It's been proven to cause hypertension and the sleep prevention it causes can spill out into your life as levels in concentration begin to dip. That aside it can be particularly annoying when you're trying to watch a film, or read a book as the honks of traffic and grumbling engines permeate the otherwise peaceful calm of your home.
Whilst it's one option to move to the woods, miles from any...
Airport Expansion In The Heart Of London0 comments
The £344M expansion of London City Airport has been given the green light from Ministers, leading to residents growing increasingly distressed at the prospect of further noise pollution in a City where peace and quiet are a hard won luxury.
Flight paths leaving from densely populated Newham already cover large parts of North East and South London, and bring with them unwelcome levels of noise pollution. The risks these disturbances carry - including stress and weight problems - are well documented. Many residents living under flight paths feel that the noise is adversely affecting...
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What Is Soundproofing?3 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...
Location, schools, gardens, space, condition—all of these factors are potential deal breakers when it comes to selling a house. While most sellers are aware of the major factors that can sway a deal, there are many hidden factors that may cause potential buyers to back off.
Do noisy neighbours really put people off buying your house? Or do poor energy ratings turn people away more? We take a look at a recent Populus Survey conducted by Selling Up to see what issues do indeed turn buyers off or encouraged them to submit...
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 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...