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Article Date: 2nd October 2018

Selectaglaze - London Hotel Continues to make Rooms More Comfortable with Secondary Glazing

Arch London - Secondary Glazing - Marble Arch - Glazing Units

Selectaglaze - The Arch Hotel

The Arch London is a grand boutique Hotel situated in one of the most picturesque of London districts, Marble Arch. The hotel expertly blends Georgian architecture and inspired contemporary touches.

It preserves many of the original period features, such as staircases and architectural flourishes, but also includes some very contemporary designs with stunning artworks from rising British talents, including an eye-catching series of photographs entitled ‘Alphatecture’. RDD Interior Architectural Design completed this stunning refurb in 2009 and as part of the upgrade; Selectaglaze was consulted to enhance the hotel’s sound and ethical environment practises.

Selectaglaze had previously installed 40 secondary glazing units to guestrooms and suites overlooking Great Cumberland Place utilising a blend of its Series 20 and Series 90 heavy duty vertical sliders. Once again, the hotel’s requirements were to further improve the standards of energy and noise insulation, particularly to the suites at the front of the building. Rooms that were fitted with secondary glazing were commonly more popular with guests and performed much better in supporting a comfortable and peaceful hotel environment than with just modern double glazed windows.

Selectaglaze - The Arch HotelThe latest installation included Series 60 tilt-in vertical sliders, which were fitted in rooms on the third and basement floors. This bespoke unit has tilt-in panels which is useful when windows have unequal pane sizes or if frames are needed to fit close together. On the fifth floor, rooms were treated with the Series 10 2 pane horizontal sliding unit; a slim and versatile system that delivers easy access for cleaning, as well as for ventilation.

All units were finished in white and matched to the existing frames so as to not interfere with the individually designed décor of the rooms. Selectaglaze worked carefully with the operations manager and front of house to ensure installation was undertaken with minimal disruption to guests and normal running of the hotel. The new secondary glazing will now help lower energy bills and afford the guests a good night sleep, in the heart of the metropolis.

“At The Arch London our goal is to provide the most comfortable and enjoyable stay to all our valued guests. We had to look no further than having Selectaglaze assist us in realising our goal by adding more secondary glazing to some of our rooms, both to cancel out noise ingress and also to prevent heat loss. We are extremely happy with the results and wouldn’t hesitate recommending Selectaglaze to anyone.” Ray Goertz, General Manager.

Selectaglaze - The Arch HotelSecondary glazing is a discreet independent window installed on the room side of a building, which significantly reduces noise ingress creating a quieter environment; a reduction of 45dB is easily achievable. It will also reduce heat loss and practically diminish draughts making rooms more comfortable and improving the energy performance of the building.

Selectaglaze is the leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary glazing; established in 1966 and a Royal Warrant Holder since 2004. Selectaglaze has vast experience in working on all building types from Listed offices to new build hotels.

Selectaglaze will be exhibiting on Stand I55 at the Independent Hotel Show at Olympia on the 16th and 17th of October. Selectaglaze will also be showcasing a variety of secondary glazing products at London Build from the 23rd – 24th October, Olympia London at Stand G36.

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