Guests are attracted by Hotels that provide comfort and allow a good night’s sleep. Many clubs, pubs and concert halls must also be careful to avoid noise levels that disturb local neighbours.
Secondary glazing is often the decisive factor in preserving the peace and quiet both inside and outside hotels and leisure venues. It will also make a significant contribution to comfort, safety and the control of energy costs.
A good night’s sleep
A peaceful room that allows a good night’s sleep leads to contented guests. Many Hotels need to be conveniently close to the transport systems or city centre attractions that cater for the 24 society hour so effective noise insulation will be very important.
Leisure facilities such as concert halls, clubs and pubs must contain noise to meet licence conditions and avoid nuisance to neighbours.
Selectaglaze secondary glazing systems have undergone extensive acoustic tests that demonstrate the high performance necessary to avoid room occupancy levels and licenses being affected by unacceptable noise. Using standard glass noise levels can be reduced by 42 - 45dB and up to 50dB if thicker glass is introduced.
Significantly improved comfort levels
Many hotels occupy traditional buildings with single glazed windows that have inadequate seals and provide poor insulation. Surveys show that about half of a hotel’s energy consumption is used for heating so raising insulation levels will improve guest satisfaction and reduce running costs. Selectaglaze secondary glazing includes two efficient draught seals and with a low emissivity glass heat loss can be reduced by up to 65%.
Secondary glazing can readily incorporate laminated glass which is far harder to break accidentally, will not produce dangerous shards and offers much higher protection to guests in the event of a blast. This supports the ‘duty of care’ responsibility placed on businesses dealing with the public. Selectaglaze offers enhanced systems accredited to "Secured by Design" which are a Police Preferred Specification. An added benefit of laminated glass is its ability to absorb UV light and so protect furnishings and fabric from fade.
Secondary glazing needs to be sensitively designed to have minimal visual impact on the character of the original building - both externally and internally and must also reflect the needs of the hotel’s interior designs.
Selectaglaze offer a very wide product range which can reflect the lines of the original windows, including arched, curved, round and even curved on plan and are regularly used within listed buildings. The standard finish is white which matches most windows but a wide range of colours including wood grain effects is available to help the frames blend with any décor
Secondary glazing can be fitted to a fully occupied hotel or as part of a general refurbishment. Operating hotels need to maintain their business as seamlessly as possible and avoid revenue loss. Selectaglaze will liaise with 'front of house' to install the off-site fabricated windows in vacant rooms and work with housekeeping and maintenance to ensure that they are handed back on time. Work usually takes place during handover periods and in this way even hotels with 100% occupancy can be successfully treated .
When a hotel is to be refurbished Selectaglaze will work closely with the design team to establish specifications, any preparatory works, interfaces with other trades and programmes. This route allows the secondary glazing to become an integral part of the overall design.
- Pubs with late licences
- Clubs with music licences
- Concert Halls
- Theatres – control room windows
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