When the owners of an airport hotel asked an installer for help with high quality frames and acoustic glass, you’d be forgiven for thinking it might have been to keep the overhead noise of aircraft to a minimum.
Yet for Stockport-based Cheadle Glass and their fabricator, the Glazerite UK Group Ltd, the job actually involved finding a solution to help resolve hotel customers’ complaints about the nearby trainline.
Family-run Cheadle Glass is one of the North West’s leading installers and has been in business for over 50 years. Using VEKA M70 frames fabricated by Glazerite, the Cheadle Glass team installed 80 double-glazed windows over a three-week-period at the Clayton Hotel, Manchester Airport. The install replaced existing windows at the back of the hotel which are closest to the railway lines, and match the original windows installed to the front of the hotel.
Dalata, the Irish hotel operators who own the Clayton chain, were so impressed with the install they’ve approached Cheadle to work with them on further installations across the UK.
Karl Minter, Commercial Sales Manager, Cheadle Glass, says: “The install included the use of acoustic glass, which, combined with the frame quality and how well the units were sealed and fitted, meant we were able to provide a soundproof solution for the client and block out the noise of the trains. Dalata tested and measured the results, and were delighted with the outcome.”
He adds: “We pride ourselves on the excellent and consistent service we provide to our customers, and we’re supported in this by Glazerite who we’ve worked with for the last 10 years, The quality and workmanship that goes into the fabrication of their frames, as well as things like the integrity of the lock systems and hardware they use mean we’re able to install a high-quality product.”
Pete Smith, Sales Manager for Glazerite, says of the install: “We’ve got a great relationship with Cheadle Glass and were delighted to support them on this installation. Working closely with our installers means we are able to provide exactly what they need, when they need it, unique to whatever the install requires.”
Cheadle Glass was founded in 1968 and is a leading manufacturer and installer of uPVC and aluminium windows, doors, conservatories and glass extensions for commercial and domestic properties.