Acoustic Glass London – Double Glazing
Anyone who lives in London will know that you suffer from the same problem as any bustling metropolis. Between cars, airplanes overhead and the general commotion of a city that is home to over 8 million people, it can be hard to get peace and quiet.
There is even scientific evidence to suggest that high noise levels can have an adverse effect on your health. That is why many homeowners now look for noise reduction glazing to drown out the sound outside.
Acoustic glass technologies have been developed to combat levels of unwanted noise, whether it be for a translator’s booth, a house located near a busy road or an office next to the airport.
Instant access to further information: Request a brochure online.
You can also send a message via the Contact Form or call: 020 8979 6367 to speak with one of our expert team, who will be happy to assist you with your home renovation project.
Noise reduction with Acoustic glazing
Acoustic glass consists of two or more sheets of glass, bonded together with one or more acoustic interlayers: Double glazing window. The interlayers act as a noise dampening core, weakening the sound as it travels through the glass. Acoustic laminated glass also benefits from all the safety and security properties of standard laminated glass also creating a glass unit with a lower overall Rw value measured in Db.
Every glass thickness and composition vibrates differently at different frequencies meaning that at some frequencies glass sound insulation can be very low. Introducing acoustic interlayer into a glass construction will reduce the ‘critical frequency’ effect in the glazed element meaning there is no decrease in the glass performance for certain sound frequencies and increasing the overall sound insulation for an glazed installation.
These acoustic interlayers can reduce the sound transmission through glass between 35Db to 49Db depending on glass construction.
The aim of acoustic insulation is not to stop sound coming through the glass all together, which is quite impossible, but its aim is to reduce the frequency of noise that can travel through the glass towards 100Hz, making any outside noise insignificant enough to be ignored.
The acoustic interlayers used within sound reduction glass are transparent and appear as standard laminated glass. These laminated glass panels can then be installed into a double glazed unit for external use, installed into framework or used as internal partitioning structure.
Additional changes to a glass specification such as triple glazing, differing thicknesses of glass and different gas cavity thicknesses can also assist in any acoustic insulation.