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Did you know about acoustic glass?

Did you know that acoustic glass can open up a world of customisation and efficiency for your home?


What is acoustic glass?


Acoustic glass is a specially engineered glass designed to reduce noise transmission. It consists of two or more sheets of glass bonded together with one or more layers of acoustic interlayers, typically made of Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB). This composition enhances its sound-dampening properties, making it an ideal choice for improving the acoustic comfort in noisy environments.


What are the benefits of acoustic glass?


Acoustic glass offers several benefits, making it an excellent choice for enhancing the comfort and value of your home:


Noise Reduction: Its primary advantage is its ability to significantly reduce the amount of external noise that enters a space, such as traffic, construction, or neighborhood activity, creating a quieter, more peaceful environment inside.


Improved Comfort: By minimizing noise pollution, acoustic glass helps create a more serene and comfortable living or working environment, which can improve sleep quality and reduce stress levels.


Energy Efficiency: Like standard double-glazing, acoustic glass can also improve thermal efficiency, helping to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, potentially lowering energy costs.


Increased Property Value: Homes with enhanced features like acoustic glass can be more appealing to potential buyers, particularly those in noisy areas, possibly increasing the property's market value.


Enhanced Security: The multi-layer structure of acoustic glass makes it tougher and more resilient than standard glass, offering an added layer of security against break-ins.


UV Protection: Some acoustic glass options include layers that can block harmful UV rays, protecting interior furnishings from fading and reducing sun damage.


In the UK, all window installations must adhere to local authority building regulations and possess a minimum Window Energy Rating (WER) of "C" on a scale from A to G. To achieve this rating, double-glazed units often feature low-emissivity glass on the inner pane, such as the renowned Pilkington K Glass.


Typically, an A-rated double-glazed unit suffices for most homes. Yet, for those challenged by noise pollution, acoustic glass is a better choice. For those residing along bustling streets, an upgrade to acoustic glass, like Saint Gobain Stadip Silence, can be a game-changer.


What is Saint-Gobain Stadip Silence?


Saint-Gobain Stadip Silence is a type of acoustic laminated safety glass developed by Saint-Gobain, a leader in the glass manufacturing industry. This glass is specifically engineered to provide enhanced acoustic insulation, along with the safety and security features of laminated glass. This innovative solution, appearing as a singular pane, cleverly bonds two or more sheets of glass with one or more acoustic Polyvinyl Butyral layers.


Stadip Silence effectively reduces the transmission of sound through windows or glazed partitions, making it ideal for homes and offices in noisy environments, such as near busy roads, airports, or urban centers.



Saint-Gobain Stadip Silence Safety Glass


We've fitted this glass for customers that live on busy roads and the feedback we received was excellent, it really works. In fact, if you're wondering, a double glazed unit made up with acoustic glass is actually superior to conventional triple-glazing for the purpose of noise reduction!


Likewise, there are numerous other upgrades available for the glass that makes up your double glazing. Pilkington Suncool solar control glass for example, which reduces solar heat gain to help you stay cooler in the summer and offers high levels of natural light.


Ready to transform your home into a haven of peace and quiet? Contact us today to explore the transformative potential of acoustic glass.

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