Haugley House is a medieval manor house located in the heart of Suffolk. It is listed by English Heritage as a site of national importance and showcases period timber lead-lined windows.
With this listed property being a B&B, the ageing owners needed to upgrade the period windows as cold draughts was affecting the thermal insulation of the building. As the B&B is listed as a site of national importance the owners were unable to change or alter the period windows, they turned to Arctic Glaze to provide a thermally efficient glazing solution.
To preserve the aesthetics of the building, Arctic Glaze recommended the installation of 2-pane horizontal sliders finished in Van Dykye Brown. The 2-pane horizontal sliders were manufactured to match the sightlines of the primary window, this ensured that the secondary glazing could not be seen from the exterior of the building.
After surveying the property, Arctic Glaze decided the best solution to treat the three-section square bay was to install the secondary glazed system over the front of the oak reveal. As the secondary glazing was installed over the front of the reveal, the full window could be thermally treated with an unobtrusive secondary glazed system. To complement the period windows, Arctic Glaze installed a timber finished surround around the secondary glazed system.
To provide enhanced acoustic and thermal insulation Arctic Glaze recommended a glass specification of 4mm toughened glass, this provided enhanced thermal insulation keeping hotel guests warm whilst preventing cold draughts from entering the period property.
As a result of the initial secondary glazing installation and the difference it made to the heat retention, Arctic Glaze was invited back to the B&B to treat additional windows in the dining room and kitchen areas. The kitchen showcased a large timber box sash window, given the hotel owners age they would have found it challenging to open a large vertical sliding secondary glazed system.
As a result, Arctic Glaze installed a lightweight, slimline horizontal slider designed to match the sightlines of the box sash window. To provide access to the period window for cleaning, Arctic Glaze opted to install a lightweight 4mm toughened glass, this lightweight glass provides additional thermal and acoustic insulation.
The installation of secondary glazing is often recommended by Historic England as it doesn't change or alter the original fabric of the building. It can be designed, manufactured and installed to retain the character of period properties whilst having a positive impact upon acoustic and thermal insulation. Arctic Glaze’s range of bespoke aluminium secondary glazing is available in many styles, it can also be powder coated in over 200 RAL colours to complement all window types.
“When installing secondary glazing within a listed property it is important to retain the visual aesthetics of the building. Secondary glazing is a preferred solution to increase both acoustic and thermal insulation whilst providing additional security. No two buildings are alike, we can install a range of products designed to match the style and function of all window types. When installing secondary glazing we always take into consideration the people that are operating it, secondary glazing should enhance both thermal and acoustic insulation whilst been durable but to use and clean”.
Jonathan Mott - Arctic Glaze Managing Director