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Village Hall Sound Absorption

Floorscan are often contacted regarding noise issues in Village Halls. For example, if a sports activity is taking place in a large open plan hall with reverberant surfaces such as brick walls and hard floors, it can be very difficult to hear instruction and hear group conversations. Poor acoustics are a problem when the reverberation and the level of background noise is high enough to cause hearing problems which gets in the way of instruction and learning.

What is audio reverberation?

Reverberation is the collection of reflected sounds from the surfaces in an enclosure like a Village Hall. In reality every place within a room has its own specific reverberation and this is determined by the size and geometry of the space’s boundaries and the sound being made as well as the acoustic qualities of the materials of enclosure.

How to fix audio reverberation

The most commonly perceived quality of room acoustics is how sound energy decays in a space and is referred to as the room’s reverberation. Floorscan will provide a reverberation time forecast for each individual space using our desktop tool. From this we are able to provide a specification and quotation for supply and installation of Sonata Panels to the area. The client will then choose the desired colour and dependent on the number of panels required, this installation can often be completed in a day.

Acoustic Absorption Panels

We use Sonata Aurio panels which are high quality acoustic absorption panels used to reduce excessive reverberation and echo within rooms. The Aurio absorber is a high performance acoustic foam with a high quality fabric finish or PVC coating on the face, edges and back return surfaces, in a colour (or variety of colours) chosen from the chart. They can be fitted to most backgrounds, walls and ceilings and they offer a number of technical benefits:

Versatile – fits in any orientation: wall or ceiling (inc sloping); portrait or landscape
Visually pleasing – available in a choice of sizes, colours and finishes (fabric or PVC)
Simple and clean to install – no drilling, simply fix using Sonata Sonatac adhesive.

Reverberation problem?

Our customers are always delighted with results of our work and appreciate the immediate impact it has on the sound quality of the hall. The panels are aesthetically pleasing and fit well into the the space.

Floorscan are experts in treating reverberation and noise problems in a variety of different spaces. We have worked in bars and restaurants, multipurpose halls, meeting rooms and residential buildings – in fact, rooms of all types!  Our technical team are on hand to give advice on all of our high performance acoustic products.

Sound Absorption Products


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