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What is acoustic glass and how does it work?

Acoustic glass is a type of glass that is specifically designed to prevent more outside noise from entering the home than standard glass options.

It’s made by laminating two layers of annealed glass together with a layer of Polyvinyl Butyral, a special type of plastic that absorbs sound, sitting between them. This makes it appear as one single pane of glass, although it is, in fact, much thicker. Mass is the best way to absorb sound, meaning the thickness of acoustic glass makes it much better at sound absorption than standard glass. By absorbing more noise than standard glass, less sound can enter the home.

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How much sound can acoustic glass keep out?

Our acoustic glass can reduce the level of outside noise by up to more than 50dB. To put this into perspective, a busy road measures about 70dB in noise. This is significant because World Health Organisation guidelines recommend that noise levels should be no higher than 50dB in general living areas or 40dB at night. However, only 20dB of noise from a busy road will be heard in a home that has acoustic glass fitted to it, which is even quieter than a whisper!

Excessive noise can make it extremely difficult to relax when you’re at home. Plus, it can lead to high blood pressure and other health problems. So, if outside noise is interfering with your homelife, we recommend you consider acoustic glass for your windows.

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What windows can be fitted with acoustic glass?

We can fit acoustic glass to both double glazed and triple glazed windows along with the following window types:

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It's simple to buy from Droylsden Glass

Get started on your project by requesting your free quote

An adviser will be in touch to confirm your details & arrange an appointment

A design consultant can meet you at your home

A no obligation quote can be provided on the spot

Once your order is placed, we schedule in work on a date to suit you

Once your deposit is paid, work can begin

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Buying Process

Design and order

We will design the perfect home improvements to suit your individual requirements, completing your order down to the specific details.


We will visit your home at a convenient time to complete a full site survey. This will ensure any necessary regulations are adhered to.


All of our double-glazing products are manufactured by highly skilled experts who use industry-leading techniques. This ensures the maximum product quality.


Our fully qualified installers will fit your new products in a turn-around time as short as possible, as we know how busy homeowners are.


All of our products come with a 10-year guarantee. In the unlikely event of an issue, our service team will be able to assist you with our extensive aftercare services.

Accreditations & Awards

We are accredited by a variety of highly reputed regulating bodies that cover the construction industry.

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Installer Awards. Highly Commended
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Improving homes in the North West of England

We have been carrying out quality installations in Chester, Warrington, Wirral, Trafford, Bolton, Oldham, Manchester, Cheshire, Tameside & Stockport for over four decades. View our products by visiting our showroom today.

Where to find us

42-56 Audenshaw Road
Manchester, M34 5HJ

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York Street, Audenshaw, Manchester, M34 5HJ

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