30 Jan New Product: Acoustic Panels
Why Acoustics are Integral to Design
Sound is one of the most crucial design factors in architecture. The functionality of a space can depend greatly on the effects of noise, with unwanted noise causing negative impacts to health and well-being¹. Architects, designers and engineers are becoming more aware, with increased consideration to sound-absorbing materials from the early design stages. Harnessing sound effectively with an acoustic solution has the potential to improve productivity, and also the social behaviours and well-being of the occupants.²
Designing the Right Environment
Glosswood is the leader in the Australia Timber Lining Board market. Adding to the successful range, Glosswood has designed an Acoustic Panel which is an effective acoustic solution, and aesthetic design feature. As the Acoustic Panels are prefabricated and prefinished, they are a quick and cost effective sound solution. The Acoustic Panels are constructed with Paulownia, a lightweight plantation hardwood with amazing acoustic properties and sustainably grown and harvested. Manufactured with reinforced powder-coated aluminium and Acoustic Textile, the Acoustic Panels have an easy fixing system, minimising installation time and cost. Additional Acoustic Matting can also be added to the panel, to increase the acoustic performance. Available in beautiful natural timber and designer colours, the Acoustic Panels path the way for beautiful interiors with the benefit of sound absorption. View more projects here.
Managing Noise Within the Interior
Glosswood Acoustic Panels have exceptional sound absorption, and are the ideal solution to reducing reverberated noise in poorly sound insulated spaces. Ideal for walling, ceiling, and suspended applications, the Acoustic Panels can be incorporated into a range of different building types such as hospitality, commercial office spaces, health care, education, retail, theatres, recording studios and residential. Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) is a rating on the sound absorption of a material in a lab test. During testing, Glosswood Acoustic Panels achieved the highest NRC rating of 1.0. This is equivalent to 100% of the sound energy hitting the panel being absorbed, and not reflected. More information on the Acoustic Panel range here.
Photography by Claire McFerran and Styling by Meghan Plowman
1. Biamp Systems. Building in Sound. Biamp Systems Whitepaper.
2. Treasure, Julian. 2012. Why Architects Need To Use Their Ears. Video. www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_why_architects_need_to_use_their_ears#t-655802
3. Pressley, Gary. 2018. What is NRC. Sound Acoustic Solutions. Accessed January 30, www.soundacousticsolutions.com/news/what-is-nrc-7702