“Atlas House”, 1 King Street is a prominent Grade II Listed building located in London.
Partly dating back to 1842, the building boasts a classic façade with traditional sash windows, an attractive feature of the building’s design that was not allowed to be changed. However these single glazed windows were thermally inefficient and unable to deal with the high noise levels of City life. In order to bring it up to the needs of the 21st century a solution was found through the installation of secondary glazing.
TateHindle approached Selectaglaze, the UK’s leading designer of secondary glazing systems for assistance as they have extensive experience of working within Listed and period buildings. A design was required that was not only sympathetic to the building but also achieved the standards of acoustic and thermal insulation. The solution was a hinged casement set with a cavity of 150mm. Twin compression seals minimise acoustic loss and very neat colour matched flush hinges and flush locks ensure that the windows are discrete and unobtrusive. Full sized hinged casements were used wherever possible but in locations with lowered ceilings a high level fixed panel was introduced to allow the casement to clear. A total of 165 windows were treated.
Founded in 1966, Royal Warrant holder Selectaglaze is a specialist in the application of secondary glazing within buildings of all styles. Products are fully tested and assessed for performance and twice yearly quality audits are conducted through the company’s ISO 9001 accreditation with LPCB. An extensive range of literature and guidance notes covering acoustics, thermal performance and added security is available, together with a technical advisory service and a RIBA approved CPD Seminar.