Secondary glazing is a discreet internal window that is installed in the interior of a building. It is often installed within domestic and commercial properties as it offers enhanced acoustic and thermal insulation while providing added security. Historic England prefers the addition of secondary glazing for listed buildings or buildings situated within conservation areas. Once installed, secondary glazing will have a substantial impact on thermal and acoustic insulation. It is often installed in conjunction with single glazing. Still, it has grown in popularity for modern properties with double and triple glazing as it is particularly effective at blocking noise entering your home or commercial building.
Arctic Glaze’s secondary glazing range is manufactured from durable aluminium and can be powder coated in over 200 RAL colours. Their aluminium frames are slimline and highly durable. They can hold different specifications of glass that allow it to enhance acoustic and thermal performance. Secondary glazing is available in a range of styles and will complement casement windows, timber box sash windows, aluminium windows and critall windows.
The installation of secondary glazing will substantially increase acoustic and thermal insulation, it can prevent draughts and help reduce heat loss. A reduction in heat loss will lower energy bills while making rooms feel notable warmer. Properties that are located near busy roads, train lines or under flight paths are subject to large amounts of noise. Correctly installed and specified, secondary glazing can help lock out the noise by reducing noise levels by as much as 80% - the equivalent of 54 decibels.
If home security is a concern, secondary glazing acts as a second barrier and can help prevent forced entry. Our range of secondary glazing is extremely difficult to open from the exterior of the building. Internal locking mechanisms can be installed where our hinged unit range features multi-point locking, enhancing security whilst providing both thermal and acoustic performance. Secondary glazing can be manufactured to large sizes, meaning it isn’t just for windows. We have solutions that can be installed with French timber doors or large sliding patio doors.
Brilliant work from Jonathon Mott at Arctic Glaze! We live in a converted Victorian warehouse and had been planning installation of secondary glazing throughout our apartment for some time. We interviewed several suppliers/installers, including the very well known ones,... read moreBrilliant work from Jonathon Mott at Arctic Glaze! We live in a converted Victorian warehouse and had been planning installation of secondary glazing throughout our apartment for some time. We interviewed several suppliers/installers, including the very well known ones, and were never too impressed with their initial presentations and pricing.Then we met Jonathan Mott. What a difference! Jonathon was meticulous in his measurements and very clear on pricing - which happened to be well below other quotations. We were very confident to award the work to him.The installation was perfectly done. Jonathan is a perfectionist and master craftsman. The windows fit perfectly (we have uneven walls) and they do the job exactly as Jonathan indicated, reducing outside noise and improving heat retention considerably.We have seen secondary glazing installations in friends’ homes and none meet the standards Jonathon achieved for us and in all cases, they paid more.As well as being a true craftsman, Jonathan is professional and a man of his word, every commitment was achieved on time and on budget.Very highly recommended! read less
From the initial quote to the fitting of our windows, the service provided by Jonathan has been exceptional.We had three windows secondary glazed to help reduce traffic noise and retain more heat - what a difference they have made!Thank you... read moreFrom the initial quote to the fitting of our windows, the service provided by Jonathan has been exceptional.We had three windows secondary glazed to help reduce traffic noise and retain more heat - what a difference they have made!Thank you again , it was a real pleasure to have you in our home. read less
Jonathan and his team were really really good.I looked at many options but often what you get is companies who imply they manufacture the product but don’t . So instead I decided to research glass manufacturers and found Grenada. They... read moreJonathan and his team were really really good.I looked at many options but often what you get is companies who imply they manufacture the product but don’t . So instead I decided to research glass manufacturers and found Grenada. They test all their different types of glass for noise reduction so you can really make a clear decision on what is best. They then put me in touch with Arctic Glaze who are their installers.We went through the options and the most effective option was actually one of the cheaper ones. Other companies tried to upsell me on triple glazed units but when you looked at Grenada’s testing they actually perform similarly to single glaze and it is the window gap that is more important.Anyway Jonathan explained this all to me so we went with the simplest option. Jonathan was super friendly and really honest - he told me exactly what to expect.He installed it quickly and perfectly, flush with the wall.I was so surprised at how effective it is at stopping sound. It has made my room almost completely silent and has completely wiped away the white noise of the road. For the first night ever I slept without ear plugsHighly recommend read less
For properties prohibited from changing their primary windows, secondary glazing is the perfect solution to enhance acoustic performance and reduce heat loss. It is slimline, meaning it is barely visible from the exterior of the building, and the modern design and colour range can match all room aesthetics. It is designed to work with all window types and is easy to clean and maintain. Secondary glazing can reduce noise levels by as much as 80%, which can significantly impact acoustic performance for modern properties. The installation of secondary glazing has grown in popularity as it offers many benefits and can be customised and easy to maintain. As specialist installers of secondary glazing, we can help design, specify and install a secondary glazing system suitable for your home or commercial property. Secondary glazing is a cost-effective solution and often a better alternative than installing new windows. Once installed, it will decrease noise entering your home and reduces heat loss which can add value to your property.
Preventing heat loss is the best way to reduce energy consumption. It can lead to cost savings as it makes your property warmer by increasing thermal insulation. Single glazed period windows maintain the character of the property but often provide very little thermal insulation. Furthermore, over time, timber windows can become warped, effecting the seal between the window frames and the building allowing vital heat to escape and can be the leading cause for cold draughts. Secondary glazing is installed within the window, reveal or to the face of your primary windows, which creates a seal that will prevent heat loss. Our range of secondary glazing can be installed with a Low-E glass that has a microscopic coating that is designed to reflect heat back into the room for homes with poor thermal insulation.
Secondary glazing is a trusted and reliable solution to increase thermal and acoustic insulation. Its modern design is particularly effective at increasing insulation as it is manufactured on state-of-the-art CNC machinery. Our range is precision manufactured, creating a window frame with no gaps for noise or warm air to pass through. The glazed panels feature nylon and wool pile strips, which create a seal when the panels are closed. Once installed, you will notice a considerable improvement where heat loss and noise from the outside will not be an issue. We can provide a tailored solution with either thermal or acoustic glass, and it is designed to combat your most prominent problem. We advise that the secondary glazed system is installed within the window reveal for optimum acoustic performance. Creating a 200mm glass-to-glass cavity will substantially reduce noise entering your property. For a thermal solution, we recommend that the secondary glazing is installed on the face of your primary window, creating a glass-to-glass air cavity of up to 80mm.
To complement your primary windows and property, secondary double glazing is available in multiple styles. Matching your primary windows' style and function will allow the secondary glazed system to be discreet and blend in with your room aesthetic. Our product range includes:
Secondary glazing provides a highly effective solution to increase thermal and acoustic insulation whilst providing enhanced home security. Once installed, you will instantly benefit from increased insulation, making your home or commercial property warmer, quieter and safer. It is designed to work with single glazing, double glazing and triple glazing and provide a slim and durable solution.