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Shouting About Noise Reduction

January 26, 2015

The Glass and Glazing Federation has published advice on noise reduction and how windows can help

Entitled Acoustics – How glazing can help reduce noise – it is claimed to offer ‘excellent guidance’ to homeowners and the industry on what is both a complex and topical subject, of how the installation of suitable glazing can help reduce substantially noise entering the home.

Dealing with the basics, it defines exactly what noise is and how it materialises in its many forms. The new leaflet, explains how for example how having replacement or secondary glazing windows installed can potentially reduce airborne noise.

The Acoustics booklet also emphasises that simply replacing or upgrading the glazed elements of a property may not provide a single answer to noise. The literature explains that reducing noise levels is often dependent on how noise is entering the home, the source of the noise and the type of property it is affecting.

Technical aspects handled include:

  • The types and thicknesses of glass.
  • Size of air gaps between the panes of either a double or triple glazed window or secondary glazing system.
  • The importance of good installation.

“It is pleasing to see this publication released after all the hard work and expertise the GGF Technical team and our members have contributed to its production,” said Giles Willson, GGF Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Technical Affairs. “It is a worthy addition to the GGF technical library.”

For further information, visit the website: http://www.ggf.org.uk/publication/acoustics_how_glazing_can_help_reduce_noise_entering_the_home

Caption                    The new literature from the GGF on noise reduction has been published.

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