CMS makes some noise with pioneering acoustic window at CIH Housing 2016

CMS makes some noise with pioneering acoustic window at CIH Housing 2016
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Visitors to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s ‘Housing 2016’ conference and seminar were able to hear the benefits of installing sound insulating PVCu windows with the new Quiet-Mark approved CMS Silent-Therm window demonstration pod at the CMS Window Systems stand (E16).

The leading window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer, which already offers a range of PVCu, aluminium and timber hybrid products offering up to zero carbon, 0.8 U-value thermal performance, is the first in the UK to have secured Quiet-Mark approval for a whole window.

This standard provides independent assurance that a product helps reduce the annoyance of unwanted noise and CMS joins the likes of John Lewis, Virgin, Dyson and Samsung in having products certified.

CMS, which works extensively on refurbishment and new build projects for local authorities, housing associations, housebuilders and main contractors across the UK, sees great potential for the Silent-Therm window to help eliminate environmental noise irritation amongst tenants and homeowners.

It is the latest addition to the CMS product and service portfolio which ensures it can provide a total building envelope solution. This encompasses the design, fabrication and installation of windows, doors and curtain walling, combined with the installation of balcony enclosures, external wall insulation (EWI) and cladding.

The effectiveness of this package was available for visitors to see at the exhibition, with a display on the CMS stand telling the story of how the company transformed the energy performance, visual appearance and tenant comfort at the Broomhead Flats in Fife – a project that has helped to alleviate fuel poverty amongst tenants.

CMS Window Systems Commercial Director Marie McGilly says, “Noise is one of the biggest complaints amongst tenants and homeowners so we must address this using the advanced product technology available today. And that’s exactly what we’ve done with the CMS Silent-Therm window, a specification that has been independently tested and approved to cut external noise entering the home. Its performance is perfectly demonstrated with our acoustic pod which visitors were able to experience for themselves at CIH Housing 2016.”

Anyone who was not able to visit the CMS stand at CIH Housing 2016 can hear the acoustic pod in action at any time at the CMS Innovation Hub, the company’s unique sustainable building educational facility and showcase at its Castlecary HQ and main manufacturing plant near Glasgow.

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Date: 18 July 2016

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