5-6 Connaught Place has been restored to is former grandeur

Selectaglaze secondary glazing helps bring peace and quiet to luxurious apartments, in a Grade II Listed building in the heart of London’s West End.

5-6 Connaught Place is the winner of the best residential renovation in the UK 2014-2015, it has been beautifully transformed by Redrow London, into exclusive apartments. Located in the centre of London, overlooking Hyde Park, these gorgeous Grade II Listed properties have the affluent shopping districts of Bond Street and Savile Row nearby, as well as the cultural nightlife of the West End within walking distance.

Originally built as townhouses during the early part of the 19th century by Graham Taylor, his work was influenced by the Georgian and Regency periods. This is visible throughout the buildings with features such as stucco façades, and wrought iron verandas. After the Second World War the properties were converted into office space and have now been restored to their original purpose - luxury homes fit for modern living.

To make sure the apartments were tranquil and peaceful; John Sisk & Sons ltd sought guidance from Selectaglaze to assist in decreasing the external noise levels. With fifty years’ experience, Selectaglaze is the leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary glazing.

Secondary glazing is fitted to the room side of the existing primary windows and is one of the most effective ways of reducing undesirable noise. When there is a gap between the primary and secondary glazing of at least 100mm, 45dB is achievable.

Along with noise reduction, secondary glazing also aids in eradicating unwanted drafts trapping them in an insulating layer. It also reduces heat loss helping to create a more comfortable living space.

Working alongside Redrow London and John Sisk, Selectaglaze first installed a sample unit to illustrate the reduction of noise that can be achieved and how discreet secondary glazing can be. Satisfied with the performance and aesthetics, Redrow London engaged Selectaglaze to complete the rest of the building. A total of 69 units were installed in five different unit styles all using toughened safety glass. Curved units were also installed to mirror the styles of the primary windows. Each secondary glazed unit is tailor made to ensure the closest fit and contain high performance seals to reduce unwanted draughts and outside noise.

As secondary glazing is a discreet and reversible adaptation, it is ideal for Listed properties and is widely accepted by most heritage bodies.

Established in 1966, and Royal Warrant Holders since 2004 Selectaglaze has a wealth of experience with working on all building types, from Listed offices, to new build hotels.