Selectaglaze Ltd., the UK’s leading secondary glazing specialist, has been approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to architects, specifiers and other professionals in the construction industry. The presentation, entitled “Understanding and Specifying Secondary Glazing for Noise Insulation/Breakout, Environmental Controls and Security against Blast and Physical Attack”, which has been offered to individual architects practices over the past three months, is now available On-Line. The presentation lasts about 35 minutes, depending on download speed.

The presentation is designed to help specifiers identify the need for and to understand where, why and how secondary glazing should be used.

Secondary glazing is a fully independent window system installed to the inside face or room side of the primary windows. It can be retrofitted into an existing building or installed as part of a “new build” to provide triple glazing.

The key benefit and the reason for most people specifying secondary glazing is to provide very effective noise insulation, which is far superior to normal double glazing. However, the product also provides improved thermal insulation, draft proofing, a barrier to airborne dust and can act as a UV light filter when laminated glass is specified. More recently there have been significant developments to provide protection against blast and physical attack.

Founded in 1966, the company recognised the need for acoustic insulation to commercial properties in the vicinity of airports. It has subsequently built a position as the leading innovator in the field of secondary glazing through a process of continuous design and development to meet the changing needs of buildings. The company’s commitment to quality is recognised through certification to ISO9001 by LPCB and the granting of a Royal Warrant.

Selectaglaze can be contacted on 01727 837271/fax: 01727 844053/e-mail:

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