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.

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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We have achieved and built our reputation from our independent customer reviews.

“Excellent workmanship. Very pleasant, left house, clean and tidy. Would highly recommend.”

- Customer in Oldham

“Excellent work. Would recommend them to others.”

- Customer in Stalybridge

“Everything from start to finish has been excellent.”

– Customer in Altrincham

“Prompt, courteous, professional installation. Clean and tidy.”

– Customer in Hyde

“Good service, from start to finish. Good price for windows, salesman and workman excellent, good at their jobs.”

- Customer in Manchester

“Excellent service and work completed to an excellent standard. A pleasure to do business with – would highly recommend.”

- Customer in Stalybridge

“The workers were punctual, polite, friendly. The work was done on time, well and left clean and tidy.”

- Repeat Customer in Manchester

“Amazing service from start to finish.”

– Customer in Sale

“Arrived on time, 8.00am worked efficiently in the removal and fitting of door and frame and cleaned up when finished.”

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

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  • 42-56 Audenshaw Road
  • Audenshaw
  • Manchester, M34 5HJ

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