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Secondary glazing enriches Art Deco revival of Hatfield’s most iconic building

The Comet Hotel is located in Hertfordshire at the junction of the Barnet by-pass with St Albans Road close to the Selectaglaze office and factory.


Formerly known as the Ramada Hatfield, the Comet’s multimillion pound refurbishment which began in 2017 is now complete. A new three storey extension block, annexed to the rear of the hotel has added a further 52 rooms which reflects and enhances the silhouette of the heritage building. This new extension is shared with a student residential development. In addition, the hotel has also opened its own independent restaurant, ‘Element Bar & Kitchen’. A replica of the Comet Racer, mounted on a 20ft high pylon stands tall outside the hotel.


The hotel had retained the building’s original crittal sash windows but this did not provide the required level of noise insulation to a number of the guestrooms, restaurant and function spaces.


To remedy this, St Albans based Selectaglaze installed 104 secondary glazed units. The secondary windows were made bespoke to ensure the best fit and included four different systems, specific to the project’s needs. All units were finished in white to match with the original external windows.


The new secondary glazing to this Hatfield landmark will now help lower energy bills and afford the guests a good night sleep, along with those visiting the hotel guaranteed a pleasant experience.


Hotel refurbishments are often fast track projects requiring close cooperation between client, contractor and specialists. Selectaglaze has wide experience of working in buildings up to Grade I Listed and offers a technical advisory service and specification advice to ensure correct interface with other trades.


Founded in 1966, Royal Warrant Holder Selectaglaze is the leading secondary glazing specialist offering high performance noise insulation, improved building energy performance, environmental control and certified security.


For further information, please contact Selectaglaze on 01727 837271/e mail: enquiries@selectaglaze.co.uk or visit: www.selectaglaze.co.uk

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