05 Aug Where to use Timber Acoustic Panels
Acoustic Panels can assist in absorbing unwanted noise whilst adding an aesthetic design feature. The Acoustics can be applied in many different applications, not limited to workplaces, retail and hospitality venues as well as residential homes.
How The Acoustic Panels Work…
We choose the Paulownia timber species for our Acoustic Panels, as real timber can have natural sound-absorbing properties. We pair the timber with Acoustic Fabric to fill the space between the timber battens assisting noise absorption. Glosswood has received the highest Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) rating of 1.0 during lab testing (using 50mm Acoustic Matting behind the panel). Please contact the Glosswood team for the full Acoustic Panel results.
It’s no secret that open plan living is spacious, but can be prone to unwanted noise drifting between areas. The use of reverberative materials (i.e. concrete, glass) also add to the issue, with these surfaces becoming more frequently used in modern design. Acoustic Panels can be installed on walls, ceilings or partitions to control the sound in these interiors.
Retail & Hospitality
It’s crucial to consider sound-absorbing materials in mixed use spaces such as hallways, lobbies and public meeting rooms. Acoustics can help to control unwanted noise while still allowing access to mechanical systems behind the panel (i.e. air conditioning, lighting etc).
The benefits of controlling noise in the workplace have been proven to effect staff productivity and general well-being¹. Popular areas to use Acoustic Panels are meeting rooms, open-plan work spaces and reception areas.
If you have any questions feel free to touch base with the Glosswood team. If you are wanting to achieve a specific NRC Rating for your project we strongly recommend engaging an Acoustic Engineer.
Feature Image: Canopy Fitouts
1. Design: Tim Wright Architect
2. Photographer: Gathering Light. Stylist: Meghan Plowman
3. Design: TRCB Architects
4. Design & Install: Plateau Projects for Realhub Aus
¹. R. Ulrich. 1986.