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Application

Suitable for use within theatres, sports halls, concert halls and any public space.

  • Civil building.
  • Commercial projects.
  • Schools.
  • Gyms.
  • Auditoriums.
  • Airports.
  • Sports halls.
  • Lecture theatres.
  • Reception areas.
  • Hotel public spaces.

Description

Acoustic panels are used to adjust and improve the acoustical environment. Manufactured from 100% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified material.

Independently tested standard perforations to meet BS 8233. Acoustic absorption is achieved by sound waves passing through the open area in the panels and baffled by the acoustic fleece behind. The standard range of machining achieves a high Class C rating (with potential for a higher rating using bespoke machining or additional insulation behind the panels). The material’s ability to absorb sound is generally presented with absorption coefficients measured in different frequencies. This means in practice that one material has a number of different absorption coefficients based on frequencies.

Material:

- Birch plywood:

  • High quality European birch throughout plywood.
  • Face grade: E, B or BB.
  • Produced to EN 363-3 Class: E, B or BB, with a repaired and repurposed BB grade reverse.

- Melamine and laminates:

  • Plywood or medium density fibreboard (MDF) can be bonded with laminates or pressed with melamine faces. Suitable for when consistency is important, such as colour matching various elements or themes of the overall build. Laminates, in particular, are robust and suitable for high traffic or demanding areas.
  • Available in a very wide range of patterns, effects and colours.
  • Wood grain laminates may be an option where no visual variations are permitted and general consistency is important. Consult manufacturer for details.

- Veneered:

  • American White Oak.
  • Character Oak.
  • European Oak.
  • Ash.
  • Cherry.
  • Black Walnut.
  • Maple.
  • Crown Sapele.
  • Steamed Beech.
  • White Beech.
  • Wenge.

The standard range is tailored for projects needing consistent colour, grain and matching selection whilst remaining a cost-effective option. Bespoke options also available, consult manufacturer for details.

Applications:

Suitable for use within theatres, sports halls, concert halls and any public space.

  • Civil building.
  • Commercial projects.
  • Schools.
  • Gyms.
  • Auditoriums.
  • Airports.
  • Sports halls.
  • Lecture theatres.
  • Reception areas.
  • Hotel public spaces.

General information
Material

Birch plywood

Melamine faced panels

Pine plywood

Veneered panels

Various options available, consult manufacturer for details and insert requirements.

Uniclass 2015 Melamine veneer facings (Pr_25_71_94_51)
Specification data
Product Reference

SPP Acoustic Panels

Material

Birch plywood

Melamine faced panels

Pine plywood

Veneered panels

Various options available, consult manufacturer for details and insert requirements.

Thickness

12 mm

13 ply.

18 mm

9 ply.

Grain direction

Cross grain

Optional, available on request.

Long grain

Standard.

Edge detail

Chamfered edge

Optional, available on request.

Square edge panels

Standard.

Tongue and groove T&GL2

Optional, available on request.

Tongue and groove T&GL4

Optional, available on request.

Face lacquer

Burnblock matt FR maintaining lacquer

RAL colour

Any RAL number (Dulux references). Colour matching service available, insert requirements.

Ultraviolet (UV) harden clear lacquer, gloss

Ultraviolet (UV) harden clear lacquer, matt

Pattern

See 'Options' below and insert requirements.

Fixing

Pinning

Screws

Secret fixing, timber

Secret fixing, extruded aluminium

Secret fixing, machined plywood

Standard product features

Technical characteristics:

  • Humidity and application to BS EN 636: Class 3 - Interior, Humid and exterior conditions (Non-fire rated).
  • Size: 2400 x 1200 mm as standard - Bespoke sizes on available request.
  • Face grade: B/BB.
  • Bonding class to EN 314-2: Class 3.
  • Fleece required on reverse: As standard on perforated panels.

Acoustic fleece:

  • A black viscose/ polyester sheet bonded to the panel reverse.
  • 180 µm, weighing 50 g/m².
  • Flame retarding class B1.
  • Fibre-glass free.

Product Options

Pattern (Open Area (without border)/ Sound Absorption Class/ aw Rating):

  • CS3-16: 3 mm groove at 16 mm centres with 8 mm relief perforation to reverse.
  • CS3-32: 3 mm groove at 32 mm centres with 10 mm relief perforation to reverse.
  • H8-16: 8 mm holes at 16 mm centres/ 19.60%/ Class C/ 0.75-0.70-0.65-0.60.
  • H8-18.75: 8 mm holes at 18.75 mm centres/ 14.30%/ Class C/ 0.75-0.70-0.65-0.60.
  • H8-16s: 8 mm holes at staggered 16 mm centres/ 11.40%/ Class C/ 0.75-0.70-0.65-0.60.
  • H12-32: 12 mm holes at 32 mm centres/ 23.00%/ Class B/ 0.85-0.80.
  • H20-32: 20 mm holes at 32 mm centres/ 25.00%/ Class B/ 0.85-0.80.
  • SS8-16: 8 mm slots - 108 mm length - 16 mm centres/ 31.30%/ Class B/ 0.85-0.80.
  • SS8-32: 8 mm slots - 108 mm length - 32 mm centres/ 15.60%/ Class C/ 0.75-0.70-0.65-0.60.
  • SS8-16s: 8 mm slots - 108 mm length - 16 mm centres - staggered/ 24.60%/ Class B/ 0.85-0.80.
  • SS8-32s: 8 mm slots - 108 mm length - 32 mm centres - staggered/ 12.30%/ Class C/ 0.75-0.70-0.65-0.60.

Bespoke options also available, consult manufacturer for details.

Fixing:

- Face fixing:

  • Pinning: Using a lost head nail to secure directly into supporting studwork behind at 300 mm centres across all areas of the panels. This method provides a clearer face and a permanent fixing method.
  • Screws: Using a stainless steel screw and washer on the border edge of the panels at 300 mm centres (24 fixings on outer border). This method makes a feature of the fixing and suitable if panels need removing to access M&E services.

- Secret fixings - split battens:

  • Timber: 40–45 mm-thick. Standard construction CE marked timbers are generally used working to industry standard timber subframe requirements.
  • Extruded aluminium: 5.5–9.5 mm aluminium Goodings split battens. A heavy-duty and robust split batten suitable for sports halls or heavy traffic areas where an accessible panel is required.
  • Machined plywood: 18 mm-thick Burnblock treated plywood. Thin and strong, lightweight and eco-friendly.