Clearview Midlands February 2014 - Issue 147 - Page 52

GLASS&SEALEDUNITS KEEP IT QUIET Pilkington Optiphon™ has been granted the seal of approval by Quiet Mark the international mark of approval from the Noise Abatement Society Charitable Foundation. Launched in 2012, Quiet Mark supports technological innovation for quieter products and awards a stamp of approval to products or schemes that minimise noise. Products that have been awarded the purple Q stamp of approval include kettles, blenders, hairdryers and washing machines, hotels, silent musical instruments and now glazing. Following a request from the Managing Director of Quiet Mark, Poppy Elliott, Pilkington Optiphon™ featured in The Quiet House designed to introduce the Quiet Mark scheme and showcase the award winning products at the Ideal Home Show this year. The Quiet House was developed to help consumers understand the importance of choosing carefully the appliances they buy and share their homes with, empowering the UK to re-tune the sounds around them and de-stress their personal space. Pilkington Optiphon™ laminated glass is the ideal solution for reducing noise levels in buildings. Using a special PVB (PolyVinyl Butyral) interlayer, Pilkington Optiphon™ is a high quality acoustic laminated glass that offers excellent noise reduction without compromising on light transmittance or impact performance. Get the ‘A’ Ratings You Want For the past four years Wakefield Metroglaze has insisted on SWISSPACER warm edge spacer bars in sealed units because of its excellent thermal properties. Wakefield Metroglaze is part of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and is responsible for supplying and installing windows for the Council’s schools, offices, social housing and public buildings. The council installs A rated windows as standard as part of its programme to reduce carbon emissions and improve the energy efficiency و]