Silencing the beeb saves on fuel bills!

When the BBC began to redevelop part of their Broadcasting House complex in Portland Place the noise of the busy building site was always likely to be an issue to the close web of surrounding buildings some occupied by the BBC.

High performance acoustic secondary glazing from the Royal Warrant secondary glazing specialist Selectaglaze ensured peace and quiet in those BBC offices and studios, despite the chorus of cranes.

This expertise made them the ideal choice to change forte to soto vocé for the musicians in the adjacent offices of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, the world’s foremost musical exam board. The secondary glazing system not only dealt effectively with the construction noise but delivered other benefits. The effect on their heating bills and energy savings was so marked that the treatment has now been extended to the rest of the building, creating a “rhapsody in green”!

The treatment included hinged and sliding panels that closely matched the exterior window designs and in total 170 units were installed.

Selectaglaze’s units are purpose made with a wide choice of styles and finishes. They are fully factory assembled allowing rapid installation with minimal disruption. Because secondary glazing does not alter the appearance of a building it is an ideal solution for Listed buildings or those within conservation areas.

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