Acoustic glass and draught-proofing installed in Hampshire home
Key features: Domestic, Sash Windows, Renovation, Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS), Acoustic Glass, Victorian.
Hampshire homeowner Gerry Dodd has reduced noise pollution and the costs of running his house after deciding to restore his sash windows to their former glory.
Initially Mr Dodd, from Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire, intended to install replacement U-PVC windows throughout the property but he came across Ventrolla and decided to restore his windows instead.
Renovating the seven sash windows using the unique Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS), instead of replacing, would preserve the Victorian building’s character, whilst reducing heat loss, saving money and helping to reduce noise. Mr Dodd said:
“I’ve been planning the renovation for about seven years now, and because it was a big project, I had to work to a tight budget. When I considered all of the options, I was better off restoring the sashes rather than replacing them. It is also nice to be able to keep some of the original features of the house.”
“The road is generally quite busy but the rush hours were particularly bad, and at times the noise in the front two bedrooms was unbearable. The new acoustic glass has made such a difference and I don’t notice the traffic at all now.”
The windows form part of a complete remodelling of the property. It has now almost doubled in size from 1500 to 2500 sq ft and all but one room have been renovated.
Prior to the refurbishment, noise from a busy main road at the front of the house had caused problems for Mr Dodd.
Ventrolla was able to keep the original sashes in the front two bedrooms by installing the Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System to seal the gaps around the sashes and replacing the glass with acoustic glass, all helping to help minimise external noise.
Ventrolla offers a bespoke renovation service for timber sliding sash and casement windows as well as timber doors. The central office is in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with additional offices located throughout the UK and Ireland.