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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Secondary glazing enriches Art Deco revival of The Comet Hotel

Five minutes away from Selectaglaze is the Comet Hotel based in Hertfordshire. Designed in 1936 by E.B Musman. The Art Deco Grade II Listed building is in the shape of the iconic de Havilland Comet DH.88 aeroplane.

Was known as the Ramada Hatfield, the multimillion pound refurbishment is now complete.  The Comet hotel has retained the building’s original crittal sash windows. Yet this did not provide the required level of noise insulation to some of the hotel rooms.
To remedy this, St Albans based Selectaglaze installed 104 secondary glazed units. This created a cavity between the existing primary windows and the secondary units. This helped to improve the level of noise insulation.
On the ground and first floor, the Series 20 vertical sliding units were faceted onto the curved original bay windows. This provided adequate thermal and noise insulation, to the restaurant and meeting room.  The Function room had the Series 15 three-pane horizontal slider installed. This was because it can support thicker glass with higher levels of noise insulation.
The majority of the hotel guestrooms had the Series 10 horizontal sliding units. This slimline unit produced quiet rooms thanks to the noise insulation of 45dB. This will also reduce heating costs, thus improving sustainability.
Founded in 1966, Royal Warrant Holder Selectaglaze has extensive experience working in hotels. Refurbishments like the Comet are often fast track projects. This meant requiring close cooperation between client, contractor and front of house. The windows arrive to the site manufactured. So scheduling installation during room turn arounds means continued booking availability.
For further information, please contact Selectaglaze.
telephone: 01727 837271
e mail: enquiries@selectaglaze.co.uk


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