Acoustically insulating glazing can help keep noise outside so you can enjoy your living space in peace and quiet.
Noise pollution is a serious issue, particularly when living in an area with high levels of air traffic or busy roads. Too much noise can be damaging to health (increased stress, disrupted sleep). It can hinder academic learning and concentration. All acoustic glass comes with NEW Sound Shield Technology.
Noise levels are measured in decibels (dB).
A comfortable sound level is around 35dB in daytime and 30dB at night.
Acoustically insulating glass cuts out excess sound and the harmful effects of noise and is particularly effective in buildings near to high streets, urban traffic, motorways, train stations and airports.
The acoustic glass within a double-glazed unit comprises a special interlayer which acts as a dampening core to prevent sound frequencies from vibrating from one pane of glass to the other. This absorbs and weakens sound energy, helping to act as a barrier to noise.
This plastic interlayer also has the additional safety and security properties of laminated glass.
Acoustic glass is made up of two or more panes of glass with airspace in between. The panes are usually different thicknesses with a laminate covering so that the acoustic effect is greater. Sound Shield glass is 27 % quieter than standard double glazing.