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Our management focus means your business is uniquely positioned to offer the best design service and products which are built to last and that will enhance your reputation.
We are the best at what we do, having provided secondary glazing solutions to our commercial partners across the UK for over 35 years.
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A member of our commercial team will be in touch to discuss your initial enquiry.
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You'll be able to complete your project with an industry-leading secondary glazing solution.
Partner in commercial design
With a wide range of secondary glazing options from traditional to contemporary, as well as top-quality design support including technical drawings, let Granada provide the extra dimension to your original vision. We aim to be part of the design or renovation of a property from the initial design process to final installation.Partner with Granada
Sound and energy-saving performance
Whether your client is renovating or building from new, every property presents its own unique challenges. Let us assist you in finding the ultimate solutions whether tackling a noise ridden property or a listed building that needs to be modernised. Our products solve multiple client challenges at once, from sound proofing to heat retention and security.
Design assistance at every stage
We offer a fully managed solution from design to manufacture to installation. Our design experts provide CAD measurements for drawings as well as site visits from a dedicated account manager for advice. Our comprehensive range of products for even the most awkward spaces means never having to compromise on quality.Partner with Granada
State of the art manufacturing
All our products are extensively tested, carefully assembled and backed by warranty meaning you’re able to fulfil your own commercial obligations. Our product quality is industry leading and our Sheffield manufacturing facility is controlled by us. Our installers are trained and accredited by us, usually above industry standard.
Commercial Business Support FAQ
Building regulation question in relation to secondary glazing installed into buildings over 18m in height?
There is no building regulation which relates to secondary glazing in buildings over 18m in height. The standard regulation will apply which states that safety glazing must be installed in applications whereby the glazing is less than 800mm from the finished floor level. Any specific requirements for this type of building will be the responsibility of the architect and main contractor in association with the local authority building control officer.
Which of the RIBA Core Curriculum units does Granada's CPD fall within?
Design, Construction and Technology, Sustainable Architecture.
Are you a NBS member (National Building Specification)?
Yes, we have an NBS Source account which architects can use to specify our products for their projects.
Our NBS account can be acessessed via the following link - https://source.thenbs.com/manufacturer/granada-secondary-glazing/q8X1pYeHreEbVu9D7v1EV4/overview.
I have shutters, can I still have secondary glazing?
Yes you can. However; timber shutters generally close tight to the outer window and unless the whole shutter assembly is moved forward to accommodate the secondary glazing, they will cease to function. They should be sealed and fixed shut using packing timbers and insulation material as necessary, allowing the secondary window to be fitted to a vertical frame member of the shutter. Avoid fixing across the panel.
Do curtains and blinds affect the installation of secondary glazing?
Yes it is possible to have controls pass through the jamb of the secondary glazing but consideration needs to be given to the type of control e.g. wand, cord, or turn knob and assess whether an enlarged timber ground is needed to house the control and allow access for operation.
Is secondary glazing suitable for fitting to doors?
Secondary glazing is only suitable for treating french, patio, balcony doors etc. typically those which are used occasionally for access to an enclosed area. They are not suitable for treating front doors or main access to an enclosed area. They are not designed to be operated from the outside. Double doors can be fitted with either side hung casement or horizontal sliding units. Single doors can be fitted with side hung casement units. If the doors are inward opening, then full consideration needs to be given to clearances and it may be that the primary doors will no longer open to 90°.
Can I fit secondary glazing on dry lined walls?
Existing dry lined wall/reveals should be carefully examined to locate battens for key fixing points. Plasterboard fixings should be used at intermediate positions. Side hung units require particularly sound fixings at the hinge point and an enlarged structural timber sub frame may have to be considered to provide this strength. The design of any new dry lining should take into account the fixing requirements of the secondary window frames. A suitable steel channel or timber section acting as a sub frame should be set behind the plaster board at the fixing point off the secondary glazing where load is to be transferred. This sub frame may have to be tied back to the structure which is particularly important if side hung secondary windows are specified.
Can secondary glazing be fitted to a suspended ceiling bulk head?
Yes, ideally the suspended ceiling bulk head needs to be finished within the window reveal and provide a suitable fixing position for the secondary glazing. If the suspended ceiling extends only to the wall face, then a timber batten can be added to the rear of the bulk head. Consideration must be given to the acoustic integrity of the bulk head, to avoid noise break through from the ceiling void.
My windows open inwards, can I still have secondary glazing?
The answer to this depends on many factors including; primary window clearances and styles, reveal conditions, appetite for the acceptance of restricted opening and the appetite for acceptance of structural modification. It would be best to contact us directly to discuss your requirements and possible solutions.
Will hoppers and folding stays prevent the installation of secondary glazing?
That will depend upon the projection of the primary window hardware and the available reveal. We often find in these situations that the primary hardware needs to be modified or removed to enable a secondary glazing treatment.
Do we have to relocate extractor fans to fit secondary glazing?
Ideally extractor fans should be removed and the primary window made good, as it will severely affect the performance of the secondary window if it remains. If however, the vent is required and secondary glazing is to be installed, then a suitably matched secondary vent should be fitted in the secondary glazing adjacent to the existing - see below.
Will I still be able to get to my window locks and catches?
This question is particularly relevant to vertical sliding secondary glazing as the stop positions on the balances will limit the travel, which in turn can limit access. The extent of the limited access will be dependent on the depth of cavity and how close the break line is to the center.
My openings are out of square, how is that dealt with?
An odd leg frame and timber ground arrangement allows out of square openings to be dealt with discreetly. Enlarged or tapered grounds can be used to provide a true opening into which the secondary glazing is fitted. The enlarged timber grounds are finished to match the secondary glazing frame colour so that they blend in and require no post installation finishing.
Are there specific requirements for the window cill?
The cill should support both the weight of the secondary glazing and of window cleaners without deflection. Large sliding panels could weigh more than 30 kg per meter run. Any movement of the cill will reduce the sealing efficiency of sliding panes and at worst, allow a panel to fall out of its frame. Deep cills or cill casings having cut outs for air grilles must have sufficient supports or inherent strength to accept these weights without deflection. Air grilles may also have to be repositioned to avoid them venting into the cavity formed by the secondary glazing.
My openings have splayed reveals, how is that dealt with?
The odd leg frame and timber ground arrangement allows for splay openings to be dealt with discreetly. Splayed grounds can be used to provide a true opening into which the secondary glazing is fitted. The enlarged timber grounds are finished to match the secondary glazing frame colour, so that they blend in and require no post installation finishing.
My openings have no reveal, can I still have secondary glazing?
The odd leg frame and timber ground arrangement allows the use of faced fixed joinery sub frames to create a reveal. The face fixed sub frame is fully factory finished to match the secondary glazing frame colour and requires no post installation finishing.