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Hotel guests can sleep peacefully thanks to Granada Glazing

Nov 4, 2019 | Architects & Commercial, Heritage & Listed Buildings, Hotel, Hotels & Leisure, News |

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Quiet stay for hotel guests thanks to Granada secondary glazing Hotel guests can sleep peacefully thanks to Granada Glazing

Guests at the Eden Locke Hotel, a design-led aparthotel in the heart of Edinburgh, can enjoy a quiet and comfortable stay thanks to secondary glazing designed and installed by specialists Granada Glazing.

Aimed at the hipster, Instagram generation, the upmarket establishment is located on George Street, one of the Scottish capital’s busiest streets. The Victorian building is also Category B listed by Historic Environment Scotland, marking it as of special architectural or historic interest.

Reduce noise intrusion

Granada’s secondary glazing was specified to reduce noise intrusion from traffic, a critical insulation requirement to keep noise complaints to a minimum. For this, high performing 10.8mm acoustic glass was recommended, which is capable of reflecting and blocking the low-frequency noise often emitted by vehicles.

Noise reducing secondary glazing can block external noise pollution by up to 80% which is the equivalent to 54dB. When installed with a tightly sealed frame, correctly specified acoustic glazing will greatly reduce the volume from external sources, eliminating it completely or reducing it to a whisper.

Acoustic laminated glass offers exceptional acoustic performance, particularly for low-frequency noise emitted by road traffic and aircraft. A 0.8mm acoustic Polyvinyl Butyral interlayer, known as a PVB, is sandwiched between two 5mm glass panels to absorb the sound.

The glass was fitted in Heritage two-panel Horizontal Sliding Units powder coated in RAL 7012 (Basalt Grey) satin finish and RAL 9910 (Brilliant White) matt finish to suit the surrounding décor. A total of 50 windows across 27 rooms were treated.

A key challenge overcome on this project was ensuring that the hotel could maintain occupancy levels while the work was carried out. This was achieved through Granada’s close liaison with the management and blocking a small number of rooms per day to a pre-agreed schedule.

Enhance thermal performance

Secondary glazing is an effective and efficient way to enhance a listed building’s thermal performance and to reduce noise; with the additional benefit of increased security, particularly for ground floor rooms.

Granada Glazing works with architects and specifiers on the design, manufacture and supply of high quality commercial secondary glazing for all sectors and building types across the UK.

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