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Article Date: 13th June 2016

Selectaglaze is 50

Secondary Glazing - Secondary Glazing Systems - Bespoke Secondary Glazing

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When England won the world cup in 1966, Selectaglaze was established and began its life working out of an office in Harrow-on- the- Hill, before moving to St Albans in 1972. Since then it has moved premises a couple of times and has expanded to over 90 staff. It continues to evolve its secondary glazing systems to meet the varying and sometimes demanding needs of a huge range of clients.

As testament to the quality of their products and service, Selectaglaze was appointed a Royal Warrant Holder in 2004.

From modest beginnings with 3 simple styles of secondary glazing, one finish and 3 glass options Selectaglaze now offers more than 20 styles with thousands of combinations of finishes and glass, as well as curves and shapes to suit all types of window. Every unit is bespoke and tailored to the requirements of each individual project.

Selectaglaze - Birmingham Town HallOver the years Selectaglaze has worked in buildings from cottages to castles and notable projects from the Hoover Building to Windsor Castle, the Supreme Court to the Bank of England. Working alongside architects, interior designers and contractors Selectaglaze has been faced with many challenging windows. Some that are over 4.5 meters high, to those that are difficult to physically access and in all sorts of unusual shapes.

Selectaglaze’s secondary glazing is designed to make buildings warmer, quieter and safer.

Fitting secondary glazing can reduce heat loss by up to 50% as it traps an insulating layer between the primary and secondary windows. The use of high performance twin seals helps to virtually eradicate draughts and when low-E glass is used, a U-value of about 1.8 is possible creating a warmer and more comfortable environment.

A sound reduction of 45dB is readily achievable and backed up with acoustic reports and exceptional performance of up to 55dB is possible using specialist products. These solutions are ideal when buildings are on brown field sites, near busy traffic or bustling nightlife.

Selectaglaze - St George’s Church Tufnell ParkSecondary glazing can be used as a second barrier to entry and with careful design it will create a substantial deterrent to intruders, offer blast mitigation and even protect against firearms. Selectaglaze’s secure range of products has been extensively tested to demanding standards. The products are Police Preferred Specifications under the "Secured by Design" initiative.

Celebrating its fiftieth birthday, Selectaglaze looks forward to many more years evolving and designing new products that will help keep our buildings, warmer, quieter and safer.

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