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Church Acoustics

SonaSpray is manufactured from non-hazardous recycled material and depending on church acoustic requirements is applied between 6mm and 100mm thick in one operation. 

SonaSpray achieves M1 certification for Building Materials emissions. This is the best possible classification. Click here for certificate

Click here to see the full range of acoustic materials for perfect Church Acoustics

SonaSpray is:

  • Through coloured and available in a range of colours
  • Fire rated to BS476 Class 1 to part 7 and Class 0 to part 6
  • Available in a range of finishes from textured to smooth
  • Lightweight; SonaSpray K13 at 25mm thick weighs 1.8kg/mtr2
  • The ideal asbestos replacement for maintaining perfect church building acoustics.

In many churches, poor church acoustics are an issue.  With hard walls, stone or tiled floors and bare wooden seating, these are often very reverberant spaces and when coupled with high ceilings and Gothic shapes can result in terrible church acoustics.  In a building that was built predominantly for holding services and meetings, this is not good.  The hard of hearing can find it extremely difficult and frustrating to hear a marrying couple or the vicar when his voice is being reflected at them from all directions.

St. Thomas Church, Hanwell

Church Acoustics

Church Acoustics

Church Acoustics

Church Acoustics

A recent major refurbishment to this grade 11* listed building included improvement to the church acoustics. After research by acoustic consultants Peninsular Acoustics an acoustic coating of SonaSpray fc sound absorber in off white was proposed at 25mm thick to control reflected noise from hard surfaces.

 English Heritage approved the use of SonaSpray for the listed building.

“This is Edward Maufe’s finest church”
a comment by Elain Harwood in her listing report to English Hertitage.

SonaSpray fc was applied to the Chancel, Nave and Sedilia maintaining the flowing lines of the magnificent arches and improving the church acoustics.

Following the works the vicar stated satisfaction with the results.  Building acoustic tests were carried out by Peninsular Acoustics that confirmed the required church acoustic conditions had been achieved. 

The result - Perfect church acoustics!


Manor Drive Methodist Church

Following the removal of asbestos in the dome and vaults, the church acoustics deteriorated dramatically. Worshipers complained they were having difficulty in hearing and understanding services due to sound reflecting around the room.

Oscar Acoustics where recommend by an independent acoustic consultant who specified SonaSpray K-13 noise reduction insulation in white. This special decorative acoustic finish was applied to the dome and vaults at 16mm.

The results where outstanding - Graham Titley the Property Manager stated full satisfaction with the results both acoustically and visually.

The result – Superb church building acoustics and a lot of very happy people!

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Completed Church Acoustic Projects:

Christian Community Chapel – FC over painted 3-colours

Holy Trinity Church Yorkshire – FC White

Christ the King Church, Cork, Ireland – (Irish Heritage) – K-13 Special, beige

St Lukes Church, Old Street, London – FC Arctic white

St Teresa’s RC Church, Princes Risborough – FC Arctic white

St Thomas the Apostle Church, Hanwell, London, (English Heritage) – FC white

Gurdwara Temple, Southall – K-13 special white

St Nicholas Church, Undercroft – FC Arctic White

Sheffield Buddhist Centre – K-13 Dark Blue                        

Sheffield Buddhist Centre – K-13 Off White

Methodist Church Southgate, London – K-13 Special White

South Manchester Synagogue – FCX Arctic White

St Michaels Church, Ashford, Middx – FC Arctic White

Church of the Sacred Heart, Sheffield – FCX Arctic White

Religious Meeting Place, Bakewell Friends Meeting House – FCX Arctic White

Oxford Mosque – FC Arctic White

Click here to see full church acoustic installation list

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