Category: noisepollution

trust pilot review

The Trust Pilot Hotel Review That Changed Everything

23rd February 2021

“If you’re looking for a good night’s sleep, this is not the hotel for you.” It’s hard to imagine a more damaging review for a hotel than the above. It’s not surprising that it’s a review that proved to be a turning point for that particular hotel. Ultimately, and perhaps surprisingly, it turned out to […]

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Silent Light

Silent Light – TV property presenter Martin Roberts discusses Silent Windows in Property & Home magazine

24th November 2020

Words by Martin Roberts, Celebrity Angel Property & Home magazine According to a European Union study, about 40 percent of the population is exposed to dangerous levels of road traffic noise, with children, the chronically ill, the elderly and shift workers particularly prone to health effects from noise pollution. One of the easiest improvement we […]

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Silent Night – Silent Windows featured in London’s The Resident Magazine

24th February 2020

Words FAY WATSON Living in London, it often feels like everything that’s needed for family life is right on the doorstep. World-class schools, fantastic restaurants and all the benefits of city life are within easy distance. But, with all these amazing features, comes the intolerable consequence of noise. With busy roads and five major airports […]

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Jacob Figura (Managing Director) and Tomasz Zalewski (Director of Operations)

WINNERS! HUGO CARTER: Best Window & Door Manufacturers 2019 AND SILENT WINDOWS: Most Innovative Noise Reduction Product

8th October 2019

The team at Hugo Carter is delighted to be winners of the UK Enterprise Award 2019: Best Window & Door Manufacturers AND Most Innovative Noise Reduction Product for SILENT WINDOWS. The UK Enterprise Awards are kindly organised by AI Global Media, a UK based publisher of B2B digital magazines and were founded in 2010. SME News […]

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Hugo Carter Sponsor Ham Polo Club

25th September 2019

Who is Hugo Carter? Leading manufacturer of noise reduction windows & doors in the UK, we have installed thousands of Silent Windows in the Richmond area, all over London and the UK. Richmond and neighbouring areas are badly affected by noise from Heathrow flightpath, so Ham Polo Club is at the epicentre of Hugo Carter’s […]

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Noise Reducing Glazing – A Guide

16th May 2018

Noise Reducing Glazing – A Guide Improvements in manufacturing techniques have not only made noise-reducing glazing much more efficient at cancelling noise but also considerably more cost-effective than you might imagine making it possible to significantly reduce noise through windows. A specialized glazing system, also occasionally referred to as acoustic glass, it is used in pre-fitted […]

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Listed building

Upgrading to Double Glazing in a Conservation Area or in a Listed Building

12th March 2018

What is a Conservation Area? Conservation Areas are defined and designated by Historic England in order to protect places of special architectural or historical interest. This wonderful organisation acts as guardian to the cultural and architectural heritage of which we are all so proud, preserving unique and distinctive buildings for the pleasure of future generations. […]

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Window Replacement in a Conservation Area

Window Replacement in a Conservation Area Here at Hugo Carter we are huge fans of Conservation Areas, that is because we appreciate the love, care and attention that goes into maintaining these wonderful places for our generation and future generations to enjoy.   The most recent meaningful report on Conservation Areas was published in 2012 […]

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Soundproof Sash Window

Soundproof Windows versus Secondary Glazing, a Few Facts

Soundproof Windows versus Secondary Glazing, a Few Facts Noise is something that many of us accept to live with, a normal part of everyday life in the modern world. The city dweller may become almost immune to the roar of traffic, the revving of a passing engine, the annoying buzz of a moped. Country living […]

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Oxfordshire listed building

Listed buildings and architectural glazing

Listed buildings and architectural glazing As the owner of a listed building of whatever Grade, you will be completely aware of the challenges surrounding any sort of change. Here at Hugo Carter we know the joys and frustrations that can be involved with developing a listed building more than anyone else and you will be […]

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Timber wood carving

Why always timber and never UVPC?

31st October 2017

When it comes to constructing noise reduction windows and doors, there are certain things we won’t touch with a bargepole. (Not even a fine oak bargepole.) We’re talking about ‘hollow’ materials such as aluminium and UPVC that ‘leak’ noise and are highly unlikely to last you a lifetime. By contrast, what we insist on building […]

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NASA

How does NASA prepare astronauts for the silence of space?

And let’s throw another question into the mix, for good measure: “Why is the quietest place on earth so noisy?” In our pursuit of creating a tranquillity that transforms, we do have some memorable ‘aha’ moments. Such as? When we realised that it’s actually possible to have ‘too much’ quiet. … and that there’s a […]

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Decibels

So how many decibels are ‘healthy’?

It’s not a question that many of us know the answer to. But it’s an important one, and for us, it’s an absolutely essential one – especially when we’re doing our first calculations at a property during an initial visit. ‘Zero’ decibel is the so-called hearing threshold for the human ear. (That doesn’t mean there’s […]

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Bespoke windows made to measure

The Beauty of Bespoke. (How our noise reduction products are made to measure. To the decibel and to the millimetre.)

28th October 2017

Some words we hear so often that they become meaningless. Others are used in so many different ways, their exact meaning is unclear. So – right now – let’s be clear exactly what we mean when we say we offer ‘bespoke’ windows. Every single one of our windows is unique. And it isn’t just ‘made […]

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Conservation area

Resolving a recurring conservation conundrum

4th September 2017

And if you’re living in an area where the outside noise level is seriously disrupting your home life, then things can get even more complicated. This was exactly the situation for a client who lived in (add location) and their young family was struggling to sleep at night. As the level of noise reduction needed […]

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