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