SILENT by DESIGN
Soundproof windows use the natural resonance of noise disturbances against themselves. By using different thicknesses of glass and specialised frame design, our windows disturb the flow of sound, preventing it from entering your home.
Our search for the perfect soundproof windows and doors has lead us on a long journey, testing materials and products from around the planet. By working alongside some of the best known manufacturers, we are proud to offer you the best solutions available on the market today.
But let’s talk about what makes our soundproof windows and doors so effective in keeping out unwanted noises.
The key to reducing noise pollution in your home is to ensure that there are no gaps or spaces through which sound can travel. So the first thing to do is to ensure that every aspect of your window or door unit is optimised to combat noise complaints.
The most important and also the trickiest thing to optimise is the frame itself. This is because there is a variety of fittings and parts which need to be taken into consideration. So let’s start with the basics.
All of our products can be manufactured with different timbers, though there are two basic categories which they fall into:
Hardwood timbers include Meranti, Elm and Maple. These woods are generally considered to be stronger than their counterparts, though this isn’t strictly true. What it comes down to is the presence of vessels of pores inside of the wood, which allow for water flow. As a consequence, they tend to offer better noise reduction qualities, but are also more difficult to work with. This means that in general hardwood windows are more expensive, though often better in terms of performance.
Softwood Timbers include Cedar, Fir and Pine. As stated above, these timbers are generally not as strong as your Merantis or Elms. However, as they grow far faster than hardwoods, and are easier to work with, they are considerably cheaper materials. Though they may be less effective in terms of noise reduction, softwoods still offer great reductions, especially for the cost involved.
TRIPLE LAYERED DESIGN
As with most modern timber windows, the products we stock are manufactured with a triple layered design. Two pieces of hardwood tend to sandwich a piece of softwood in between, set against each other’s grains.
First and foremost this is to prevent swelling in the wood. This is where water gets into the vessels of the timber causing it to expand and contract. This is the main cause of windows getting jammed. By setting them against each other’s grains, any swelling that will naturally occur due to water absorption is offset, preventing the window getting stuck.
Additionally, by using woods of different thicknesses, we further combat the transference of noise due to an upsetting of natural resonance (read more about that here).
Compared to frame design, soundproof glazing comes down to more of a product choice than anything else. This will depend upon the budget you have, as well as the severity of your noise complaints.
Most of our products come with either Pilkington or Saint Gobain glazing installed, and offer you a range of noise reduction values to choose from.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
By using different thicknesses of glass, these glazing units work to disrupt the wave pattern of the noise you are experiencing, basically rendering it powerless and preventing it enter your home. For full details click here.
BEAUTIFUL & BESPOKE
By stocking products manufactured with the finest quality hard and softwoods, all of our soundproof windows and doors come with up to 20 years guarantee. Safeguarded against swelling and disease, they’re built just for you.
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SPECIALIST SOUNDPROOF WINDOWS & DOORS
Through specialist manufacturing and precision technology, we can reduce noise pollution by up to 95%. By installing specialist soundproof windows and doors, we provide you with the best products on the market. Don’t compromise on design. Don’t compromise on quality.