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Article Date: 5th July 2016

Selectaglaze - 5-6 Connaught Place has been Restored to is Former Grandeur

Connaught Place - Secondary Glazing - Safety Glass - Glazed Unit

Selectaglaze - Connaught Place

Selectaglaze secondary glazing helped bring peace and quiet to Grade II Listed luxury apartments, in London’s West End.

5-6 Connaught Place has been exquisitely transformed by Redrow London and in recognition of that was the winner of the best residential renovation in the UK 2014-2015. The building was renovated into exclusive luxurious apartments, located in the heart of London, it overlooks Hyde Park. These beautiful Grade II Listed properties have the prosperous shopping districts of Bond Street and Savile Row nearby, as well as the cultural nightlife of the West End just a stone’s throw away. 

Initially built as townhouses in the early 19th century by Graham Taylor, the building was converted to office space, after the Second World War and has now been re-established to their original purpose - luxury homes fit for modern living.

To guarantee the apartments were tranquil and peaceful, John Sisk & Sons ltd sought advice from Selectaglaze to help in reducing the external noise levels. With fifty years’ experience, Selectaglaze is the leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary glazing.

Selectaglaze - Connaught PlaceSecondary glazing is fitted to the room side of the existing primary windows and is the most effective way of decreasing unwanted noise. When there is a gap between the primary and secondary glazing of at least 100mm, 45dB is possible.

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 demonstrate the reduction of noise that can be achieved and how discreet secondary glazing can be. Content 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 subtle 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.

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