Preserving buildings of national importance
Many Government properties, such as Townhalls, Assembly buildings, Courts and central Parliament buildings have a historical context which needs to be preserved, whilst also ensuring that they are adapted and suitable for changing needs. Secondary glazing can form a key part of the strategy for meeting these changing requirements.
Government Building Supreme Court with security secondary glazing manufactured by Selectaglaze
Supreme Court, London
Reading Town Hall Registry Office with Selectaglaze acoustic secondary glazing
Reading Town Hall Ceremony Room


The conservation of these prominent buildings relies on sensitive adaptations. Many are Listed with architectural designs that include ornate windows often of monumental size. Selectaglaze secondary glazing with its wide range of sizes and styles can provide sympathetic treatments that help achieve high environmental standards and, as a reversible adaptation, satisfy the requirements of heritage bodies.


Security can be a key issue for Government buildings and windows are a particularly vulnerable element. Selectaglaze secondary glazing has been designed and tested to provide high level blast mitigation and intruder protection equivalent to that offered by heavy bars and grilles. These treatments are discreet and provide a normalised environment for occupants without signalling the protection to outsiders. 

Environmental standards

National and Local Government are required to demonstrate strong commitment to Sustainability.  For major building works Government Buying Standards require an approved environmental assessment to be produced and when BREEAM is used a minimum rating of ‘Very Good’ must be achieved. Selectaglaze secondary glazing can assist with certification though increased thermal performance of the windows, improved wellbeing, particularly through acoustic improvements and product sustainability. 

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