Acoustics in non-residential construction and infrastructure

What's the problem?Station Lelystad
In places such as under buildings, in tunnels, parking garages, station departure hall, apartment galleries and schoolyards, reverberation (echo) is created because hard and smooth surfaces (concrete and glass) of the building provide reflections. The noise problem that occurs here is the nuisance experienced by local residents. These problem areas require products that are suitable for outdoor applications and are resistant to moisture and weather influences.

What is the solution?
Reducing nuisance for the environment is most efficient by using as much Absorption material as possible. The sound pressure in these places is often such that at least 80% of a reflective surface (eg the ceiling in a parking garage) must be provided with an Absorbent material for a good result. Treating walls with, for example, a coarse stucco layer gives an improvement because sound is diffused (high-frequency sound is therefore scattered, direct reflection is greatly reduced.

The parking garage is a good example because the entire building consists of smooth concrete and there are several noise sources (vehicles in this case) in several places in the building. By providing the ceilings completely with, for example, Akotherm, the reverberation decreases to such an extent that there is no longer any nuisance within the parking garage and for the environment. The materials are mounted after the facilities such as ventilation, lighting and traffic signs have been installed. This application also applies to tunnels and departure halls.

Below you will find the products for non-residential construction

  1. Akotherm Basic
    Akotherm Basic
    Acoustic filling
    • Polyester wool
    • Sound-absorbing, thermal insulating filling
    • Alternative to mineral wool types

    Starting at £6.59

    (incl. tax)
  2. Akotherm GG wit
    Akotherm SF
    Sound absorbing panel
    • High density of 40kg/m³
    • Double sided extra smooth finish
    • For indoor and outdoor

    Starting at £19.55

    (incl. tax)
  3. Stratocell Whisper FR
    Stratocell Whisper FR
    Absorbent material for outdoor applications
    • Polyethylene sheet
    • Moisture-proof sound absorption
    • Also for outdoor use

    Starting at £38.38

    (incl. tax)
  4. Akotherm Basic D40 Geluidsabsorberende isolatie
    Akotherm Basic D40
    Sound -absorbent insulation
    • Polyester wool
    • Sound-absorbing, thermal insulating filling
    • Alternative to mineral wool types

    Starting at £16.86

    (incl. tax)
  5. Akotherm Facet toegepast in een kantoorruimte
    Akotherm Edge
    Panel with faceted edge
    • Polyester wool
    • Sound-absorbing, thermal insulating panel
    • aesthetic look

    Starting at £16.63

    (incl. tax)

Project guidance 
If you need help choosing products and applying them, we can help you in three ways:

  1. Contact us via the Contact page.  Email/App in advance or via the page at least three photos of the room to us.
  2. Visit the Shop. In this case, please bring some photos/drawings of space.
  3. Become a reverberation measurement carried out on site by one of our specialists and receive a report and a plan of action (a measurement is cost-free and is carried out exclusively with business customers).