Tube Train Noise Pollution

The sound of a distant train whistle echoing through the night can be incredibly evocative. However, the train noise generated by a busy station right next door to you, or a regular express service rushing past the end of your garden, is a lot less romantic.

The harsh, metallic sound of trains has the potential to be extremely intrusive to anyone living within a few hundred yards of a station, or a busy track.

With services running until after midnight, and recommencing well before the rush hour, there is little respite for those close affected. We suggest contacting a window supplier who understands the science of silence.

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Train Noise

Living next to a train line affects 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.

Railway and Tube Noise Pollution

With 270 stations and over 400km of track the London Underground system, or Tube is perhaps the best known mass transit system in the world, carrying more than 4.8 million passengers a day across the capital and into the suburbs.

Proximity to a Tube station is a key consideration for many house-buyers. But as we all know, there is a downside to be considered too.

Dealing with the noise pollution caused by trains and line maintenance is a constant challenge faced by many people in and around London, and for those closest to the line, the screech of brakes and the shrill of a horn add considerably to the problem. A tube train itself will operate at around 80 – 85 decibels, a level high enough to cause hearing difficulties and attendant health problems for many people.

Because the majority of noise disturbance comes from underground, no glazing solution can be completely effective. Vibrations caused by movement beneath a property need to be addressed in the construction process and of course, many newer properties feature noise cancelling measures.

However, there are many millions of properties affected by noise from tube trains that can be helped significantly and Hugo Carter have products to help, from easing the disturbance of moderate noise pollution to the extreme challenges faced by residents close to stations.

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How We Can Help

As with every installation, we work with the homeowner to assess precise requirements ahead of any proposal. We would never recommend a system that was not entirely appropriate for the property and we would always be entirely candid in our appraisal of the efficacy of a glazing solution.

Please call or email us for more details of how we can help you to overcome the noise pollution associated with proximity to the tube network.

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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