Anti-social Noise Pollution

Living very close to a town centre or your favourite watering-hole clearly has its advantages – but it also brings drawbacks in the form of anti-social noise.

It could come in the form of loud music, or simply the sound of large groups of people partying well into the night – well past the hour when you long for peace and quiet.

It’s not always easy – or advisable – to confront those responsible for such a dis-turbance. The answer may be to install windows that reduce anti-social noise to manageable levels.

Is this what you are experiencing?

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Anti-social Noise

Living on a noisy street can affect both the appeal and value of any property

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Sleepless Nights

The cumulative affect of not sleeping can badly affect those of all ages.

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Ill Health

Excessive noise can lead to cardiovascular disease and high stress.

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Lack of concentration

Excessive noise can reduce your concentration span and affect your work or school.

Is this what you are seeking?

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Better Performance

Improve your performance and concentration span.

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Sound Sleep

For many it is an absolute prerequisite to being able to lead a fulfilling life

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Increased Property Value

Transform the appeal, value and day-to-day experience of any property.

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Improved Health

Tranquility is proven to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

What is Anti – Social Noise Pollution?

We label this area of concern as anti-social, but we could just as effectively describe it as the noise of modern living. From celebrations to street noise, fireworks to inconsiderate neighbours, a level of extraneous din can quickly become the bane of many lives.

Even sounds as delightful as a playground full of playing children or a park on a summer’s day will, at one time or another have home-owners at their wits end. Add to this late night disturbances, slamming car doors and taxis and the scale of the problem becomes apparent.

Whatever the cause, the facts surrounding noise pollution make grim reading, children are proven to perform less well if their sleep is disturbed while adults are more likely to suffer from hypertension and cardiovascular issues.

By the very nature of the source of these noises, specific levels can be difficult to measure, dogs barking, cars revving, motorbikes, construction traffic etc…every challenge is different and that is why Hugo Carter takes time to assess the problem before deciding on the solution. Soundproofing a home is a considered purchase and one which we believe deserves more thought than simply fitting the same off-the-shelf product for every situation.

Jacob Figura

Our Recommendations

As mentioned earlier, every property is different and the source of the noise pollution might vary or be infrequent. Hugo Carter will only ever recommend a system that is appropriate for your property and we welcome enquiries and questions, please call or email us and we will be delighted to help.

Hear the difference between a standard window and our Silent Window:

Arrange a FREE visit today.

You will be visited by a specialist who understands the science of silence and who can talk you through your best options and not a salesperson.

We’ll measure the noise levels in different rooms in the property using a specialist noise analyser.

We’ll talk you through your options and the various logistic and aesthetic factors to consider.

We’ll ensure we have a thorough understanding of exactly what you need. (It may vary from the front to the back of the property.)

We will only recommend our own windows if they’re suitable and if we feel you would be delighted with the results.

By agreeing to an Initial Visit, there is no obligation to commit to our service. This is your opportunity to weigh up how good a match we are and to understand your needs and options more fully.

“I honestly didn’t think it was going to make as much difference as it did.”

Jeremy, West London

Step 1 - Initial Enquiry

Before contacting us, please make sure you have certain details to hand. These include: the property location and type (especially if it’s a listed building or in a conservation area), the details of your problem and the kind of windows and glazing you currently have. We will make sure we have enough information to plan an effective initial visit.

For more details of Our Process please see Our Process Explained

Step 2 - Initial Visit (Noise Assessment & Pricing Survey)

An acoustic specialist will talk you through your best options and – using a NTi XL2 Acoustic Analyser – give you an immediate idea of the different noise levels, and advise you on your best options. By agreeing to a Initial Visit there is no obligation to commit to our service; this is an opportunity to understand your needs more clearly.

For more details of Our Process please see Our Process Explained

Step 3 – Quotation & Noise Report

Based on the survey completed during the Initial Visit, our team will email a full costing within 72 hours. We will also provide a valuable Noise Report which explores our problem analysis, the level of noise pollution and our suggested solution. Within another 48 hours, we will follow up with a courtesy call, to ensure everything is clear.

For more details of Our Process please see Our Process Explained

Step 4 - Installation Survey

Once you’ve chosen to proceed with us and paid an initial deposit, we’ll arrange for senior surveyors to visit. By taking accurate ‘to the millimetre’ measurements, we can assess the best method of installation. We’ll also confirm your various aesthetic preferences (eg – which timber, paint colour and ironmongery), and will then pass your order to our factory.

For more details of Our Process please see Our Process Explained

Step 5 - Manufacture Updates

The manufacturing process takes approximately ten weeks.  Every three weeks our customer service team will give you an update so you know how your windows are progressing.

For more details of Our Process please see Our Process Explained

Step 6 - Installation

Two weeks in advance, we’ll provide you with an installation date. For the installation we use an acoustic foam to enhance the noise reduction. At no point will we leave the property unprotected or exposed; if one window comes out, another goes in. The entire installation will be overseen by a single project manager.

For more details of Our Process please see Our Process Explained

Step 7 - Follow Up

One week after the installation, we will follow up with a courtesy call. This to make sure that everything is to your satisfaction, and to answer any questions you have about making the most of your new windows or doors.

For more details of Our Process please see Our Process Explained

Download our noise reduction brochures

To learn more about The Science of Silence, please download our technical brochure.

To learn more about how we can help your clients return to tranquillity, please download our ‘Home Silent Home’ brochure.

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