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Are your guests complaining about the sound of traffic keeping them up at night? Are you spending too much on keeping your rooms warm? Let our Secondary Glazing help you.

Granada Glazing’s secondary glazing is the best way to discreetly cut out noise and heat efficiency of your hotel room. This durable and functional fitting adds to your rooms’ performance while maintaining the good looks and keeping costs down.

For any hotel owner, the two main concerns are keeping the rooms insulated against the heat and the cold, and making sure that guests aren’t disturbed by outside noise. As our roads get busier and noisier, traffic sounds are going to become unavoidable.

However, you can’t allow them to disturb your guests, or it will adversely affect your business.

Similarly, heat efficiency is instrumental in keeping your heating as well as air conditioning costs manageable.

If your windows leach out the heat in winter and the air conditioning in summer, then your guests will spend more electricity in maintaining a comfortable temperature.

 

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The answer to your problems is secondary glazing, which can bring down the acoustic disturbance by 80% and improve thermal efficiency by up to 65%.

What’s more, the sturdy aluminium secondary glazing is available in over 200 RAL colours. You can decorate your rooms in whatever manner you want.

If your property is in a conservation area or listed Grade I or II, discuss your options with us, or find out more about it here.

Benefits of Secondary Glazing:

  • Reduce Noise levels by up to 80%
  • Easy to Install, DIY or Installed by tradesman
  • Reduce heat loss through existing window by up to 65%
  • 10% more heat efficient than double glazing
  • Can be installed within conservation areas
  • Available in over 200 RAL colours
  • Arched frames
  • Delivery 10 days of order
  • 5 year warranty (FENSA warranty of installers)

Frequently Asked Questions

To what extent will secondary glazing reduce the sound pollution in my home?

Correctly specified and installed, secondary glazing will acoustically outperform all other types of glazing. It is not uncommon to see secondary glazing where double or triple glazing is installed. To achieve up to an 80% acoustic performance Granada advise the specification of acoustic glass and an air cavity no less than 150mm – 200mm glass to glass.

Reports indicate that a passing diesel bus often creates 85dB of noise. Correctly installed, Granada’s secondary glazing can reduce noise levels by 54dB, a reduction of 54dB will reduce the noise level to 31dB which is the equivalent to a whisper.

What does the installation process consist of for secondary glazing?

Secondary glazing is installed to the interior side of the room creating little to no mess. Often installations can be completed within 30 minutes to 1 hour. To view the installation of secondary glazing please visit our video library web page: VIDEO LIBRARY

We work closely with over 500 national homeowner/trade customers who will make an appointment to measure and install at your convenience. For the DIY market, Granada can supply secondary glazing as supply only where installations videos and what measurements you need to take can be viewed here.

Will I lose the functionality of my windows?

Granada’s secondary glazing is available in many styles complimenting all window types. We have a range of windows that slide horizontally and vertically for easy access and cleaning.

Our hinged unit operates on a hinge mechanism that can be placed on the side of the window for conventional opening or on the top or bottom dependent upon your requirements. Other window styles include fixed windows or lift outs which can easily be lifted out of the frame.

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Granada Glazing offers 200 RAL colours and window styles including horizontal and vertical sliders, as well as other bespoke products for secondary glazing. In one fell sweep, you can take care of noise from outside, heat loss in rooms, and security issues.

The benefits

Noise Reduction

Secondary glazing can bring down noise from outside by up to 80%, which is markedly better than just double glazing. You won’t have unhappy guests complaining in the morning about a restless and disturbed night any more.

Heat Retention

Our secondary glazing has been proven to reduce heat loss by up to 65%, which is 10% more than double glazing. The difference is even higher with single glazing. Just this small addition will make your rooms more heat efficient.

Improved Security

The discreet and slimline fitting of our secondary glazing adds another layer of security to your windows. These fittings are not ostentatious, and require no external access, making them ideal for high buildings.

Affordable Functionality

The amazing range of benefits that our secondary glazing gives your hotel rooms cannot be measured. You get great insulation, both thermal and acoustic, as well as unsurpassed performance for many years, at an affordable price.

Discreet Design

Our secondary glazing is discreet enough to be suitable for every architectural style. It is ideal for properties that are listed, or heritage, or even in conservation areas. You can boost the performance of your hotel without compromising its classic looks.

Fight Condensation

Excessive humidity can lead to condensation on your windows, causing damage as well as looking unsightly. Our balanced trickle vents are the perfect solution to such a problem, being low cost and practically invisible.

Windows act like the eyes and ears for a building. They let in light and let you see the outside world, while they keep it out.

We at Granada Glazing understand how important windows are to your property. We are known in the UK for being the largest suppliers and manufacturers of aluminium secondary glazing.

In order to ensure that we cater to every taste, we offer a selection of 200 RAL colours for our products. What’s more, we even offer multiple window styles and glass finishes, including speciality glass.

As a result, you get full discretion as to the look you want for your hotel rooms. The best part is, these fittings are so discreet and require such little maintenance that even you might forget they are there.

These secondary glazing units are built with the innate strength of aluminium. This durable material give these units a robustness that allows them to keep functioning at peak levels for years.

We are so confident about their performance that we offer a 5 year warranty on all our glazing and frames. Additionally, we offer a 2 year warranty on all moving parts we install on the secondary glazing units.

You will get amazing noise reduction, even with loud and heavy traffic outside. Your guests will be happier, and it will reflect in your performance.

In addition, your hotel’s heating and cooling will become more efficient. This will allow you to lower your energy bills, while giving your guests a comfortable environment to relax in.

They even improve your security at no extra cost.

If you still need convincing, here are some of our customer testimonials for you to browse through. You will see what many of our satisfied customers have to say about us.

In case you need more information about our secondary glazing products, you can see a complete list of our styles and options in our online Granada brochure.

For help and advice, you can always contact a member of our team and get information about the kind of glass and window type that would be most suitable for you.

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Fixed Secondary Glazing FAQs

How do I Keep my House Warm?

Having double glazing, or Secondary Glazing installed in your home is an essential way to enhance the thermal efficiency of your home. Secondary Glazing will help to keep your home warm even in the coldest winter months!

How do I Achieve the Best Thermal Performance?

Draughty windows can make a room feel uncomfortable and will result in higher energy costs as heat is escaping. Secondary glazing, with either 4mm, 6mm or 8.8mm Low E glass, can reduce heat loss by up to 65% and instantly prevent draughts. We often recommend the installation of Low E glass as it has a specially designed coating that reflects heat into the room. For optimum performance, we recommend that the secondary glazed unit is face fixed to the interior side of your primary window with an air cavity of no more than 80mm. Secondary glazing will decrease the amount of heat loss when installed with single, double or triple glazed timber or uPVC windows. Here at Granada, we can manufacture our secondary glazed units with or without a hardwood subframe. We advise the installation of a hardwood subframe as this acts as a thermal barrier, preventing the aluminium frame and glass cooling due to the temperature of the fabric of the building. Please speak with us directly where we can advise which type of glass, product and installation type will yield the best results.

Will Secondary Double Glazing Eliminate Draughts?

Secondary Glazing is a great way to eliminate draughts in your home. Not only will your home remain warm against the cold draughts, but Secondary Glazing also helps keep the warm air inside your home. This means you will have reduced heating bills across time! Saving you money!

Will Secondary Glazing Reduce Heat Loss?

Of course! Secondary Glazing acts as a second barrier between your home and the outside. This helps to keep your home warm even in the coldest winter months. Helping to trap the warm air inside, and keeping the cold air out.

What are the Main Benefits of Secondary Glazing?

Old, single glazed timber windows can leak vital warm air causing draughts leading to increased energy consumption. If your windows are currently underperforming, secondary glazing can decrease heat loss through your primary windows by 65%. To achieve a 65% reduction in heat loss, we advise the installation of 6.4mm Low E glass. Low E glass has a specifically designed coating that reflects heat back into your room. When installing secondary glazing to enhance thermal performance, the best installation type is face fix. Face fixing is where you install the secondary glazed unit to the inside face of the primary unit. To gain the best performance results we advise an air cavity of 80mm glass to glass.

How do I Achieve the Best Thermal Performance?

Draughty windows can make a room feel uncomfortable and will result in higher energy costs as heat is escaping. Secondary glazing, with either 4mm, 6mm or 8.8mm Low E glass, can reduce heat loss by up to 65% and instantly prevent draughts. We often recommend the installation of Low E glass as it has a specially designed coating that reflects heat into the room. For optimum performance, we recommend that the secondary glazed unit is face fixed to the interior side of your primary window with an air cavity of no more than 80mm. Secondary glazing will decrease the amount of heat loss when installed with single, double or triple glazed timber or uPVC windows. Here at Granada, we can manufacture our secondary glazed units with or without a hardwood subframe. We advise the installation of a hardwood subframe as this acts as a thermal barrier, preventing the aluminium frame and glass cooling due to the temperature of the fabric of the building. Please speak with us directly where we can advise which type of glass, product and installation type will yield the best results.

Can I Reduce Noise Pollution in my Home?

Secondary Glazing will help protect your home against noise pollution. The addition of Secondary Glazing into your home can help to block external noise pollution by up to 80%. The Secondary Glazing panels act as a second barrier against the sound from the outside. To achieve optimal performance, it is advised that Secondary Glazing is fitted with a gap of 150mm - 200mm from the primary window.

To What Extent will Secondary Glazing Reduce the Sound Pollution in my Home?

Correctly specified and installed, secondary glazing will acoustically outperform all other types of glazing. It is not uncommon to see secondary glazing where double or triple glazing is installed. To reduce noise levels by up to 80%, Granada advises the specification of acoustic glass and an air cavity no less than 150mm – 200mm glass to glass. Reports indicate that a passing diesel bus often creates 85dB of noise. Correctly installed, Granada secondary glazing can reduce noise levels by 54dB, a reduction of 54dB will reduce the noise level to 31dB, which is the equivalent to a whisper.

Can I use Secondary Glazing for Noise Reduction?

Yes! After installing Secondary Glazing you will ensure that your home benefits from reduced noise pollution. The second barrier that Secondary Glazing helps to reduce the amount of noise coming into your home. Helping you to relax in peace!

Will Secondary Double Glazing Reduce Noise?

Of course! Secondary Glazed Windows give an extra barrier between your home and outside world helping to keep noise at bay. Relax throughout the year in peace after Secondary Glazing installation.

What are the Main Benefits of Secondary Glazing?

Sound – If you live on a noisy street where noise from passing traffic and trains is causing a nuisance secondary glazing will help. Granada advises the installation of 6.8mm acoustic glass with the secondary glazed units installed with an air cavity of 150mm to 200mm glass to glass. This installation type is referred to as reveal fix. The slimline and discreet secondary glazing is installed within the window cavity, enhancing the acoustic performance.

How Do I Achieve the Best Acoustic Performance?

Correctly specified and installed, secondary glazing will acoustically outperform all other types of glazing. It is not uncommon to see secondary glazing where double or triple glazing is installed. To achieve up to an 80% acoustic performance, Granada advise the specification of either 6.4mm, 6.8mm or 8.8mm clear acoustic glass and an air cavity, no less than 150mm – 200mm glass to glass. The key to reducing noise levels is to break up the sound waves that pass through the glazed units. The installation of secondary glazing adds an extra barrier, and air insulation prevents noise transference. By selecting the correct glass, and a secondary glazed unit that is expertly manufactured with tight seals and no visible gaps, you will hear a substantial decrease in noise levels. Acoustic reverberation is when multiple panes of glass vibrate at the same time. This can increase noise levels and is often a result of having the same thickness of glass within your primary and secondary windows. We advise the installation of different thickness in the glass, which will help block noise of varying frequencies and help prevent acoustic reverberation. It is important that the secondary glazed units are correctly installed and no gaps are visible between the fabric of the building and the wooden subframe provided. This is why Granada work with the best tradesmen within the UK and often provide detailed training on how to install our products. Reports indicate that a passing diesel bus often creates 85dB of noise. Correctly installed, Granada’s secondary glazing can reduce noise levels by 54 dB. A reduction of 54 dB will reduce the noise level to 31 dB, which is the equivalent of a whisper. Please speak with us directly where our technical sales team will be able to recommend a product and glass type suitable to rectify your problem. Often customers over-specify glass types which increase the cost of the secondary glazing. Our sales team can offer a solution which will suit most budgets while curing your issues.

Can you Choose the Colours of Secondary Glazing?

Our Secondary Glazing comes in a range of bespoke and RAL colours. This means our Secondary Glazing can be the perfect addition, which can suit your home perfectly.

What Colours are the Secondary Glazing frames available in?

You can choose from a range of RAL colours, and bespoke colours when you choose our Secondary Glazing! This means we guarantee we have the perfect addition for your home!

What Colours are the Frames Available in?

Our products are manufactured from durable aluminium and powder coated in house. Our standard, and most popular colour is Standard White with a high gloss finish. In addition to standard white, we hold stock colours which include: Van Dyke Brown (BS08B29, Gloss) Cream (RAL9001, Satin) Grey (RAL7016, Satin) Ivory (RAL1015, Satin) Black (RAL9005, Satin) Traffic White (RAL9016, Matt) Pure White (RAL9010, Satin) To offer our customers short lead times Granada purchased a powder coating line allowing us to finish all products in house. This investment has given our customers a level of customisation as we can powder coat frames in over 200 RAL Colours to suit all taste and preferences.

How much is Secondary Glazing?

The price of Secondary Glazing can vary, depending on the size and style of your Secondary Glazing. You can have a look at our online quote engine to get an instant Secondary Glazing quote that is bespoke to you and your home.

How can I get a Secondary Glazing Price?

You can use our free online design tool to design your perfect Secondary Glazing and get a quick and instant quote in return! A quick and simple way to get a Secondary Glazing quote.

How Much will it Cost me to get Secondary Glazing?

You can use our free online Secondary Glazing design tool to create the perfect windows for your home and get an instant Secondary Glazing cost in return. Or, you can get in touch with our expert team here at Granada Secondary Glazing, are on hand to help you with all your cost and price queries.