Parr Hall - Autex Acoustics | ArchiPro

Of the several rooms available for hire, one of the smaller meeting rooms presented significant noise reverberation issues due to the spaces' high ceiling and hard surfaces of the walls and laminated floor. The room’s poor acoustics made it difficult to hear speakers and therefore restricted its use, leaving the room as a last resort - untapped and unused.  

In order to reap financial benefit from this meeting room, the present noise reverberation issue needed to be addressed. Buildings Manager at Culture Warrington, Richard Fleming, set about to find a product and company that could provide a tailored acoustic solution.

As Parr Hall is a ‘listed building’, this presented its own issues and limitations as to what could be undertaken. Autex was the ideal match as they are able to provide a custom acoustic solution that would complement the existing décor and enhance the space without altering the structural features of the building.

Working in collaboration with Autex Account Manager Dan Black; Quietspace® Panel laminated with Vertiface® decorative fabric and Composition® Acoustic Fabric were chosen due to their superior sound-absorbing properties and aesthetic.

24 custom-cut Quietspace® Panel laminated in Sanz coloured Vertiface® were direct fixed to the ceiling in-between existing wooden rafters for premium acoustic absorption without disturbing the building structure. Approximately 71m2 of Composition® Acoustic Fabric in colours Sanz and Jade was applied to three of the four walls to further enhance the room both acoustically and visually. Jade Composition® was used to create a beautiful feature wall, adding vibrancy without distracting from the unique architectural structure of the room; while the contemporary tone of Sanz Composition® was used on the two facing walls, complementing the existing colour palette.

Post-installation of Vertiface® laminated Quietspace® Panel and Composition® Acoustic Fabric, the once avoided meeting room is now the most popular available for hire. Reverberation time prior to application of Autex products was exceptionally high at 3.56 seconds - almost three times the recommended reverberation time for this type of space. The new recorded reverberation time has been reduced to an impressive 1.33 seconds and sits well within the set building standards.

Richard Fleming is ecstatic with the results, saying “Voices can clearly be heard, speakers do not have to repeat themselves, attention is held and in a very pleasant environment. We are so impressed that we are looking at using this product in other areas of the building to improve quality for our customers. We would highly recommend the product to anybody who has issues with sound.”

Quietspace® Panel is a light-weight, semi-rigid acoustic panel that boasts exceptional acoustic absorption properties and is incredibly durable. The addition of a Vertiface® laminate adds to the overall look of the Quietspace® Panel, allowing for a more personalised acoustic product to better suit its intended space.

Composition® Acoustic Fabric is a decorative and functional acoustic wall covering that offers complete design flexibility in a wide array of applications. Exceptional for reducing noise reverberation; Composition® Acoustic Fabric is the simple choice for managing echo while creating a vibrant and durable interior acoustic solution.

For your custom acoustic solution, contact an Autex Account Manager today!

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