Holy Spirit Tackle School Noise
Holy Spirit Primary School in St Helens had been encountering classroom noise problems within their newly built school facilities. The new shape and design of the building had meant that the reverberation time had become a serious issue for the school. The performance standards, in the guidance document BB93 could not be met, due to the sound reverberation within the building.
Sonata Acoustics and fellow colleagues Sound Reduction Systems Ltd were approached by local surveyors Cunliffes to deal with the problem noise. Working closely with Sonata, the school was given a detailed analysis by one of our experienced acoustic engineers and a number of suggestions and options were provided to help reduce the reverberation and to match the aesthetics of the building.
After consideration, Holy Spirit Primary selected the Sonata Vario panels ideal for noise control in schools. The panels were suspended on the ceilings and wall mounted on brackets which offer a greater performance than standard bonded panels and ensured an evenly balanced acoustic solution.
The school also made use of Sonata Memo Absorbers. A multi functional absorption panel, combing both notice board with sound absorber. The Sound Absorption Panels were installed in various locations of the building and created a visually appealing environment that reduced problem noise.
Sonata offers an extensive range of solutions using sound absorption panels. Panels are available in a variety of designs and sizes. Panels can be bespoke and made to order and come in range of colours to suit any environment. Once installed they provide a beautiful solution to any absorption problem.
Sonata Acoustics use an innovative non-shedding acoustic foam, as opposed to the mineral fibre materials found in most other absorbent products. The use of non-shedding , non-itching materials in environments such as education or healthcare is much preferred by end user and installer alike.