Granada Glazing is the leading UK proponent of high quality commercial secondary glazing, with years of experience in delivering the right design, manufactured and installed with precision
As the largest manufacturer of bespoke aluminium secondary glazing in the UK, Granada Glazing has over 15 years’ experience in the industry, and has worked on a huge variety of award-winning construction and renovation projects with architects, contractors, project managers and developers.
Thanks to the inherent strengths of its offering, Granada Glazing regularly works with recognised industry names such as Bam Construction, Vinci Construction, Taylor Woodrow Construction and others, delivering solutions for industries such as education, hospitals, hotels, retailers and property developers.
What is secondary glazing?
Secondary glazing involves fitting a discreet internal window in addition to existing, single, double and triple glazed windows. It is a cost effective and efficient way to insulate and soundproof windows, and is preferred for the use within Listed Buildings and conservation areas. It offers a cost-effective way to meet building regulation requirements whilst achieving superb results.
Recommended by English Heritage, the Listed Property Owners Club and the Energy Saving Trust, the benefits of secondary glazing include:
- Up to 80 per cent noise reduction
- Minimise drafts, reduce heat loss by up to 65 per cent
- An additional security barrier
- Condensation control
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Retains character of heritage properties
When it comes to projects, Granada Glazing’s aim is to provide a bespoke, tailored service to ensure both design aesthetics and thermal and acoustic functionality is achieved. It not only has the scale to work with large commercial construction companies, but also is happy to work directly with homeowners, architects and trade clients and actively encourages partners to think outside of the box. Having earned a reputation for being able to deliver within time and budget constraints, Granada is regularly challenged to meet difficult briefs, involving irregular frames, unusual materials or difficult locations.
The structure of Granada Glazing means that it has been set up to provide an end-toend solution, from design, to manufacture and through to installation. Understanding the requirements of customers is a top priority and by being the key point of contact for the client, Granada is able to oversee all aspects of the glazing project.
The choice of the most suitable glass and product style is the starting point and Granada will be there to advise on how to achieve bespoke detailing or unusual applications. Clients choose from two ranges, Traditional and Heritage: Traditional offers minimal sight lines and easy access to the primary window and is popular with homeowners; while Heritage utilises a slightly thicker aluminium profile to support large-scale commercial installation, as well as smaller domestic applications.
Windows are made to measure, with options to accommodate nearly all window styles. Horizontal sliders are the most popular choice, though Granada can supply and install vertical sliders, hinged units, fixed and liftout windows.
Once the designs are finalised, the products move into the factory and all of Granada’s commercial secondary glazing products are manufactured in its state-of-the-art facilities in Dinnington, Sheffield. These have recently been extended, and include bending equipment for arched windows; paint and powder coating technology to offer a range of colour options; and an infrastructure that has been designed to deal with continual planned expansion over the next five years. The Dinnington site also offers up-to-the-minute product training and technical backup, and welcomes visitors to meet experts and technicians, and see many of the products that are on permanent display.
All of Granada’s products are extensively tested, carefully assembled and backed-up with a full five-year warranty, and furthermore, it holds significant levels of stock, making it possible to provide a fast, nationwide delivery service, without rushing orders or compromising renowned attention to detail. Standard frames can be manufactured and delivered within ten working days, and most UK postcodes receive free delivery.
Even when the products have been manufactured and delivered, Granada is still part of the process, as it appreciates that the perfect fitting of new windows is a huge part of a successful project. The company works with the best local consultants and installation teams, all of which are carefully vetted, with the vast majority being members of the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme (FENSA).
FENSA installers provide an added layer of protection and, if applicable, will ensure complete compliance with the Building Regulations without the added cost and time of arranging assessment by Building Control. Throughout the entire process, Granada’s team of knowledgeable and helpful staff are only a call away should any queries or issues arise.
It is clear that over the years it has been established, Granada Glazing has honed and refined its strategy and processes to create the most efficient and highest quality service and products possible. While it may work on complicated projects, the business has a simple ethos – ‘to mean what we say and to be the best in what we do: source, supply and install quality secondary glazing products’ and it continues to achieve this on a daily basis.
Services: Aluminium secondary double glazing manufacturer