Acoustic panels

Shadbolt acoustic panels are sound-absorbing and designed to reduce sound reflection from walls and ceilings. They help to improve acoustics by controlling reverberation times in rooms and by meeting the need for sound absorption in circulation spaces.

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  • Panels are purpose-made for each project, and designs can be varied to meet the acoustic requirements of individual spaces.
  • Perforation designs can be tuned by acoustic engineers to provide optimum performance to suit the room size and purpose.
  • Can be used to meet the requirements of Building Regulations, particularly for schools and residential buildings.
  • Also for use in auditoriums, concert halls, assembly halls, conference rooms, offices, public buildings, hotels and sports halls.
  • Available in a large range of veneers, which can be fully matched with doors, frames, skirtings and fittings if required.
  • Other finishes in an almost unlimited range of colours allow designers freedom to achieve any desired aesthetic effects.
  • Acoustic (sound insulating) doors can also be supplied, see Acoustic doors and doorsets.

Construction
Shadbolt acoustic lining systems generally comprise MDF panels with a pattern of perforations or slots cut through the panel, backed by an absorbent material such as mineral wool. Bespoke skirting and cornice details can be provided as required.
Panels may be supplied with any or all edges lipped in a range of treatments.

Sizes
All panels are purpose-made to sizes required. Note that panel size, edge details and joint design will have an effect on both appearance and acoustic performance.

Acoustic panels are available in a large selection of designs and finishes.

Designs: panel slots or perforations can be cut to almost any pattern required subject to sound absorption requirements.

Finishes: panels can be supplied in a wide range of finishes including any available sustainably sourced wood veneers, laminates and coloured lacquer finishes.

Veneered panels may be co-ordinated throughout a scheme with doors, frames, skirtings, trims etc.

For more information see Veneer Finishes or Laminate and Paint Finishes.

Acoustic performance
Shadbolt can provide extensive test information on the sound absorption performance of our panels; see the table below for a summary of the latest results.

Click on Graph reference AP00 to see the test graph. Click on Spec 000 to see a drawing of that design (registered clients only).

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Panel design
aw Sound
absorption to
BS EN ISO 354
Class to
BS EN ISO
11654
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reference
Spec drawing
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Cavatina0.90AAP 01Spec 278
Cavatina0.80BAP 02Spec 278
Nocturne0.60CAP 03Spec 272
Pavane0.60CAP 04Spec 276
Sonata0.45DAP 05Spec 274
Overture0.30DAP 06Spec 273

Tests have been carried out by an independent UKAS-accredited organisation to BS EN ISO 354 Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room and rated in accordance with BS EN ISO 11654 Sound absorbers for use in buildings. Rating of sound absorption.

Acoustic design
Panel performance can be tuned to suit the room size and purpose by adjusting characteristics such as the perforation pattern, the thickness of the absorbing membrane, and the air gap between panel and wall.
Acoustic effectiveness in practice depends on the precise design of the panels and their arrangement in a space. We recommend that an acoustic consultant is employed to design the acoustics of rooms and circulation spaces.

Spread of flame
Standard acoustic panels will meet Building Regulations Class 3 flame spread requirement without further treatment. They can also be given a special factory-applied lacquer finish to achieve Euroclass B (Class 0 equivalent) or Euroclass C (Class 1 equivalent) performance in accordance with EN 11925-2 and EN 13823 respectively. This treatment does not affect acoustic performance or surface appearance. The fire-retardant MDF core is dyed pink for identification, and this will be visible in the perforation holes but is normally inconspicuous.

For more information on flame spread requirements see Class 1 and Class 0 performance, and for more on Euroclass see Euroclass fire rated panels.

 

Installation
Correct installation is fundamental to performance, and we recommend that panels are installed by a competent joinery installer.

For more information please visit the Panel Installation and Maintenance page.

 

 

ACOUSTIC PANEL DESIGNS

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cavatina panel design

  • 6mm slots.
  • 0.90 / 0.80 aw sound absorption to BS EN ISO 354.
  • Class A to BS EN ISO 11654.
MORE ABOUT CAVATINA PANELS
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nocturne panel design

  • 6mm perforations at 16mm centres.
  • 0.60 aw sound absorption to BS EN ISO 354.
  • Class B to BS EN ISO 11654.
MORE ABOUT NOCTURNE PANELS
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overture panel design

  • 5mm perforations at 16mm centres.
  • 0.30 aw sound absorption to BS EN ISO 354.
  • Class D to BS EN ISO 11654.
MORE ABOUT OVERTURE PANELS
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pavane panel design

  • 3mm perforations at 16mm centres.
  • 0.60 aw sound absorption to BS EN ISO 354.
  • Class C to BS EN ISO 11654.
MORE ABOUT PAVANE PANELS
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sonata panel design

  • 3mm perforations at 8mm centres.
  • 0.45 aw sound absorption to BS EN ISO 354.
  • Class D to BS EN ISO 11654.
MORE ABOUT SONATA PANELS