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What can contractors do to improve acoustic standards in construction?

The impact of poor acoustics in buildings has been well documented – and many of us understand just how distressing excessive levels of noise can be, be it in a home or office environment. The truth of the matter is that it can even lead to adverse health effects, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, says Ben Hancock of Oscar Acoustics.
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Secondary glazing receives a standing ovation at performing arts centre

Selectaglaze have been recognised for their installation of acoustic secondary glazing at South Hampstead High School in North-West London.
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Warmer, quieter and safer places with secondary glazing

In this new ebook, Selectaglaze examines how secondary glazing creates warmer environments, quieter places and safer surroundings.
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What does lower occupancy mean for the future of commercial buildings?

London’s Canary Wharf, home to the European headquarters of Barclays, Citigroup, HSBC and many other businesses is currently operating at 10% capacity, with most employees working from home. To put that in perspective, that’s about 12,000 people of the total 125,000 workforce using the commercial buildings.
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Secondary glazing solutions for Auckland Castle

The 900-year-old Aukland Castle closed in 2016 so that experts could renovate the historic site back to its original 18th Century grandeur. Selectaglaze fitted parts of the Castle with a series of secondary glazing solutions.
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Selectaglaze installs new secondary glazing at St Philip’s church

Selectaglaze has installed new secondary glazing at St Philip’s, the Grade II Listed Anglican Church in Penn Fields, 3.5km south-west of the centre of Wolverhampton.
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HS2 reveals new vacuum excavation technique for piling

HS2 has unveiled a new vacuum excavation technique for piling which is better for the environment, safer for workers and reduces construction noise.
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‘Mechanical ventilation cuts Covid risk by half’ compared to open windows

According to ventilation specialists, S&P UK, building ventilation systems reduce the spread of airborne diseases by half compared to natural ventilation for schools, offices, and hospitality venues
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Glazing improves centre of excellence for special educational needs

A centre of excellence for special educational needs has opened in Chester’s Abbey Square, which required Selectaglaze secondary glazing for part of the transformation and conversion of Grade II* Listed Georgian buildings.
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Eave makes new senior appointment

Eave has appointed Paul Watson to develop its operations capability, Paul is an experienced operations director whose leadership was instrumental to the growth of both Kelvin Hughes and Racal Acoustics.

How insulated membranes can help eliminate thermal bridging

Architect Thomas Wiedmer, UK and Ireland technical director at pan-European insulation specialist Actis, explains why it’s a good idea to use a vapour control layer when embarking on a new build or refurb and what to look for when choosing a breather membrane.

Creating a warm and quiet study environment with secondary glazing

Selectaglaze’s secondary glazing solution creates a warm, quiet and safe learning environment at Harris Manchester College.
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Wedding ceremonies made more peaceful with secondary glazing

Wedding ceremonies have been made peaceful in a Grade II and II* Listed Town Hall following acoustic adaptations by Selectaglaze to block noise from Reading town centre.

Actis sales rise as roofing industry reports rising workload

Demand for Actis insulation has been at an all-time high during the first two months of 2021 with a massive rise in demand for products from roofing contractors.
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Actis to present SAP training course at LABC roadshows

Insulation specialist Actis will be presenting its popular SAP training sessions at two LABC virtual roadshows next month.
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Secondary glazing solutions for baby’s comfort in North London home

The installation of secondary glazing to patio doors in a suburban home in Cockfosters, North London makes a living room comfier for a couple’s young child.
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Providing secondary glazing services to Northern Powerhouse cities

Significant inward investment into new building and regeneration projects in the North West is driving demand for specific solutions that can keep all types of buildings quieter and warmer, according to Mike Latham from Commercial Sales at Granada Secondary Glazing.

Modernising repurposed heritage buildings with Selectaglaze secondary glazing

Selectaglaze secondary glazing can help listed buildings meet modern standards for thermal, acoustic and security performance without sacrificing their original elegance.
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No horsing around when it comes to secondary glazing an office

Rodney Melville and Partners appointed Selectaglaze to install secondary glazing at the Grade I Listed Belton House stable block in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
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Selectaglaze installs secondary glazing at Harris Manchester College

Selectaglaze were chosen to install secondary glazing to improve Harris Manchester College, a faculty of the University of Oxford.

VolkerFitzpatrick delivers multimedia facility for University of Roehampton

VolkerFitzpatrick has delivered the £13.7m project under budget, to redevelop the Department of Media, Culture and Language facilities for the University of Roehampton.

Selectaglaze improves London office environment

Premier Public Relations contacted Selectaglaze for a window improvement to their offices, to create a more agreeable working environment by reaching a higher level of thermal insulation.
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£2m investment to improve noise protection for construction workers

Technology start-up, Eave has secured a £2m investment from Pembroke VCT to improve noise protection standards for construction workers.
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Early stage design delivers success in secondary glazing projects

Collaboration at early stage design for secondary glazing specification in all types of commercial and residential projects delivers positive benefits all round, explains Mike Latham from commercial sales at Granada Secondary Glazing.
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Creating comfortable home environments with secondary glazing

Selectaglaze secondary glazing, which offers a barrier protecting against heat loss, background noise and even theft, is helping to revitalise the Grade II listed Blue Mills in Witham, Essex.
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Selectaglaze installs secondary glazing in London warehouse

Selectaglaze has installed secondary glazing in the newly refurbished Grade II listed Aberdeen Wharf, located close to the River Thames.

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