A Great Location
Cyril and Rachel Courtel recently moved with the family, into a beautiful, detached property in the London Borough of Barnet. The original sash windows at the back and front, on both floors, were very much in keeping with the architecture of the period.
Excellent links both to the middle of the City and the countryside – with convenient bus routes running along their road – were all part of the attraction.
While the 24 hour bus service was a blessing some times, for most of the time the level of traffic noise through those draughty, single-glazed sash windows was considerable. Every time a bus rolled by, everybody in the house knew about it.
How We Helped
Cyril researched many suppliers, before calling us. We listened to the requirements of the family and surveyed the property, taking decibel readings in different rooms, then carefully measured each window and door.
With our analysis of the noise signature across all frequencies, we were able to recommend the most effective product and glazing to combat the exact noise problem experienced by this home.
We installed a total of 17 new windows and frames, all made to measure to the Courtels’ specifications and including one high specification picture window more than two metres high. Soundproof glass was selected for each window, which increased the insulating effect, while keeping out unwanted noise.
What Rachel said:
“We are very happy with the result. It has made a significant difference to the level of noise we hear from the street. We would recommend Hugo Carter, their price for the product was miles ahead. And the workmen who came to install the windows were fantastic.”
Rachel – Barnet, North London
Road Noise Pollution
In these motorised times, it is unusual to live in a home completely untroubled by the noise of traffic. The sound of cars, motorcycles, buses and lorries is rarely absent from our lives, whether it is a constant roar, a steady hum or an occasional irritant.