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Noise Reduction

Noise Reduction

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Today's world is one of noise

Traffic, trains, aircraft, machinery, appliances, television and music systems - sound comes at us from everywhere.

Whatever the noise source, the correct selection of glass for the window systems and construction method are crucial for a peaceful environment. Once the required sound reduction is established for the application, a glass type and thickness can be selected. For example, street noise is 70 dB while a bedroom requires 35dB: therefore 70 - 35 = 35dB of sound reduction required in the windows (and walls).

Our double glazing helps reduce sound

It might be the sound of rain or wind. Or it might be traffic, neighbours and passers-by. If you live in an area with even a moderate level of constant background noise, the difference is noticeable.

If stronger noise reduction is important for your home we can add special acoustic laminates to your double glazing unit to help reduce and in some cases all but eliminate the noise.  It is important that the rest of the building envelop is also designed to reduce the noise, to ensure a complete barrier to the noise.

Acoustic laminates

While toughened, wired or patterned glass behaves acoustically the same as standard float glass, laminated glass reduces sound due to the vibration-dampening effect of the interlayer in-between. Special acoustic grades of laminated glass are available, which comprises two glass sheets with a layer of acoustic resin.

For more technical information and performance values, view our Technical Brochure.

Technical Brochure - Double Glazing

Double Glazing Range Brochure

Got a question?

Our glass is available in many different options. Whatever your performance requirements, we can customise a solution for you.

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Explore Metro's advanced Low E double or triple glazing range for superior performance. Contact us today to discuss the ideal glass solution for your project on 0800 545 800