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  • Looking for advice on noise reduction windows

    Hey everyone, looking for some advice on double glazing for sound reduction or looking to hear others experiences please. We are looking at moving and one of my concerns is the noise on the road we are moving to. Currently we live in a quiet area so have no noise concerns. However the house we have found and fallen in love with is one a main road. To be precise, it is a main route into Southampton, 2 lanes each way 40mph limit. So given most people’s attitude to speed limit imagine a 45mph speed of vehicles across 4 lanes. No central reservation.

    The house is a solid 1930s build and is set back about 50 feet away from the road behind wall but with 2 sets of gates. There is currently double glazing present, fitted around 25 years ago so not modern by any means. The noise level inside currently is not something we could live/sleep with. Real concern is the bedroom for sleep obviously. I’ve done some research and it appears best option would be replace in their entirety the frames and windows with laminated double glazed windows with as thick glass as possible with a larger than normal space between panes. I guess we could even then add secondary glazing after these?

    So question is, does anyone have experience of such installations in such conditions and would the laminated thicker double glazing reduce road noise to a level we can’t hear?

    Any thoughts appreciated!

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    Re: Looking for advice on noise reduction windows

    Just go for triple glazing or something like that. Your local window
    sales showroom should have some of these in stock or even
    specialist windows.

    Ged
    http://www.premierexpatmortgages.com
    [email protected]

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    • #3
      Re: Looking for advice on noise reduction windows

      Look for a local building company. I am sure if you explain the issue they would take care of it. Look for double glazing at least or maybe even triple it should be fine. That or the builders might suggest something more convenient, depending on the level of noise and distance.

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      • #4
        Re: Looking for advice on noise reduction windows

        You'll have to speak to window experts but I've heard mixed stories about triple glazing in that it doesn't necessarily make much difference to noise reduction when compared to double glazing, in that it can cause an echo and distort noise and is generally more expensive but is mainly an improvement for heat purposes.

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