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hotels special report; groundworks


Selectaglaze secondary glazing aiding in improving comfort in Hotels


priority for hoteliers. Especially with the increasing numbers of tourists visiting the UK’s historical towns and major city centres. Many hotels can be found in traditional


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buildings with original single glazed windows, which offer little noise and thermal insulation. Surveys show that about half a hotel’s energy consumption is used for heating, so raising insulation will help to reduce costs. Selectaglaze secondary glazing uses high performance seals and in combination with low emissivity glass, heat loss can by reduced by up to 65 per cent. A problem faced for central/city based hotels


can be the outside noise – from heavy traffic to lively bars and restaurants. Guests want a good night’s sleep, so keeping unwanted sound out is a must for any hotelier. When there is a gap from the


losing the window to the outside hubbub and creating a sanctuary for guests to unwind and relax, is a high


primary window of at least 100mm, secondary glazing can reduce noise ingress by around 45dB. A recent example of this is Ham Yard Hotel, a stunning new build located in Soho. Although they had installed new double glazing throughout they still had problems with noise levels on the corner of the building. The acoustic improvements were met with the introduction of secondary glazing, providing a peaceful place for guests. Due to the quality of the overall design of Ham Yard hotel, it was awarded with a BREEAM excellent rating. For hotels that are Listed, or fall within conser-


vation areas Selectaglaze, secondary glazed units are an ideal solution as they are a fully reversible adaptation and accepted by most heritage bodies. All units are purpose made to fit each window


and are fully fabricated off site, allowing for rapid installation. Selectaglaze closely cooperates with front of house and housekeeping allowing


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frames to be fitted during room handover periods, to maintain room occupancy and avoid loss of revenue. With fifty years’ experience, and Royal Warrant


holders since 2004 Selectaglaze has vast experience of working within the hotel sector.


01727 837271 www.selectaglaze.co.uk enq.159


New impact resistant film launched     


RENOLIT is pleased to announce RENOLIT ARMOUREN, an innovative and robust PVC film developed to provide superior impact protection to furniture components and interior fittings. The new product is launched as a 12 item stock range that includes 8 realistic woodgrain prints and 4 contemporary solid colours. It is targeted to meet the requirement for a decorative surface film suited to furniture and interior applications in areas of high traffic. Typical areas of use include for example, shop fitting, hotel & hospitality, healthcare, or public buildings.Benefits of RENOLIT ARMOUREN include small minimum order quantities and short lead times which are essential for markets that rely on fast turnaround times for contracts. RENOLIT ARMOUREN is a 0.7mm thick material ideal for either flat lamination or thermoforming. It can be processed on a wide range of substrate materials such as MDF and chip board. The product can be manufactured using typical conditions on all standard industry equipment.


01670 718222 www.renolit.com/design enq.160


• Suitable for homes without access to mains drainage • Discreet solution to on-site sewage treatment • 10 models in the range with a capacity up to 50pe • CE Marked and EN 12566-3 Certified • Uses the extended aeration method to treat sewage • 96% efficiency allows a typical 3-5 year emptying interval • Visually unobtrusive and odourless • 25 year warranty on GRP & 2 year warranty on the air pump • Deal direct with the Manufacturer


0800 731 9421 www.webuildit-ltd.co.uk enq.161


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