Falling within the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington, Sloane Street is internationally recognised as one of London’s best addresses, famed for its luxury stores, chic shopping and rarefied property market.
Under the stewardship of the Cadogan Estate, Charles Sloane, 1st Earl Cadogan, sold a development lease to architect and builder Henry Holland – perhaps better known as the son-in-law of Capability Brown. Holland laid out the street plan for the area encompassing Sloane Street, Sloane Square and Hans Place – to be known for half a century as “Hans Town”.
In the early 1800s Jane Austin moved to No. 64 Sloane Street to be with her brother and literary agent, Henry. It was here that she wrote Sense and Sensibility. This magnificent six storey property, along with its neighbour No.65 has been refurbished, and now provides office accommodation to the very highest modern standards.
Selectaglaze Secondary Glazing was chosen as an ideal solution to provide high levels of acoustic and thermal insulation, leading to a more comfortable and peaceful environment. Selectaglaze’s very wide product range allowed sympathetic designs for a variety of window styles, including gently curving bays and arched headed frames.
A total of 95 windows were treated mostly with hinged and sliding systems, all with a white powder painted finish to match the interior décor. Toughened safety glass with a low emissivity coating provides very high insulation levels. All frames are bespoke manufactured and individually site measured to ensure the closest fit and optimum sealing.
Founded in 1966, Royal Warrant holder Selectaglaze is a specialist in the application of secondary glazing within buildings of all styles. Products are fully tested and assessed for performance and twice yearly quality audits are conducted through the company’s ISO 9001 accreditation and LPCB. An extensive range of literature and guidance notes covering acoustics, thermal performance and added security is available together with a technical advisory service and a RIBA approved CPD Seminar.