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noddyholder Sun 08-Jul-07 14:44:26

I have never had double glazing and want to ask someone who knows about how much noise it cuts out?I am thinking of buying a little house at auction on a busy road and it would need new windows but how effective are they?And do some give more sound insulation than others?Thanks

LIZS Sun 08-Jul-07 15:03:35

We have wooden framed ones and they aren't that effective noisewise tbh althgouh outside can be pretty busy at peak and I suppose you can hear clearly indoors even then. Our last house had secondary glazing which cut noise down better. If I had ours redone I'd go for triple glazing !

noddyholder Sun 08-Jul-07 15:09:16

thanks I have been thinking seondary glazing is better too.

Nemo2007 Sun 08-Jul-07 15:09:27

We have UPVC windows and they do cut out a lot of noise. If our elderly neighbours alarm is going off[which happens a lot] then if we close the windows I would say it cuts the noise by around 70%

noddyholder Sun 08-Jul-07 15:43:27

It is a period house so would need either replacement wooden d/g sashes or leave the original windows and put in secondary glazing which looks hideous imo although have been told it has improved a lot since the 70's

NannyL Sun 08-Jul-07 16:30:49

the double glazing is my house cuts out loads of noise

i live on a busy main raod and hardly hear the traffic at all at night.

If however i just put them on the latch (to let in a tiny bit of air) i acnt even sleep cause the noise is SOOOOO loud!

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