Acoustic

There are different acoustic requirements when it comes to commercial and public buildings, depending on the use of the space. With a wide range of potential areas and usage, it may be necessary to tailor a solution to a specific application and acoustic requirement.

For large, open areas such as foyers or shopping centres there may be the requirement for sound absorption due to noise generated by high pedestrian and equipment traffic, as well as music and speech. This noise could reverberate and echo around that space, creating an uncomfortable acoustic environment. However, spaces such office meeting rooms require sound resistant lining systems in order to ensure privacy and quiet, functional acoustic environments.

Knauf offers and easy to use online Reverberation Time Calculator which estimates the amount and type of sound absorbers required for a acoustic comfort.

Superior acoustic environments

Using Knauf products and systems, solutions for both sound reduction and absorption improve the ambience and the acoustic environment. Designpanel and Stratopanel seamless perforated plasterboard can be used to absorb and control reverberation of excessive sound, whilst the use of SoundShield and SonaRock will minimise the transmission of sound through wall and ceiling systems.

For systems with sound insulation ratings - click either BLUEPRINT for steel framed or Technical Manual for Timber.