Church acoustics

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Creating warm, inviting and comfortable spaces using our SonaSpray noise control range

Perfect for churches and other religious building acoustics

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In many churches and other religious buildings, poor acoustics can be a big problem.  With hard walls, stone or tiled floors and bare wooden seating, churches are often very reverberant spaces and when coupled with high ceilings and gothic shapes, can result in poor church acoustics.

Architectural acoustic finishes for churches

Our SonaSpray acoustic decorative finishes enable designers to achieve minimalistic designs with clarity of sound.  Benefits include:

  • 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
  • Ideal asbestos replacement for maintaining perfect church building acoustics

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In a building that was built predominantly for holding services such as christenings and weddings with loud music and singing it is vital that the acoustics are treated within the space.  People can find it extremely difficult and frustrating to hear a marrying couple or the vicar when their voices are being reflected at them from all directions.  The worship space must be quiet enough so that worshippers are not distracted and excess noise levels do not interfere with the music or speech during a service.

If you are dealing with poor church acoustics you will find that clear communication is near on impossible and it can really spoil the ambience and atmosphere of a place of worship.  For any type of religious building you want visitors to enjoy their time there in a warm, inviting and comfortable space.  The solution is a good structural design and acoustic treatment with one of our SonaSpray architectural acoustic finishes.

Church acousticsA major refurbishment to this church included improvement to the acoustics and English Heritage approved the use of SonaSpray fc in off white for the grade II* listed building.

Safe, recycled, natural, sound absorbing cellulose fibre

SonaSpray is manufactured from non-hazardous, recycled material and depending on the church acoustics 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.

For more information regarding our church acoustics solutions or if you have any questions regarding building acoustics you can call us direct on 01474 854902 or fill in our contact us form and a member of our friendly team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Completed church acoustics projects

Christian Community Chapel - SonaSpray fc over painted 3 colours
Holy Trinity Church Yorkshire - SonaSpray fc in white
Christ the King Church, Cork, Ireland (Irish Heritage) - SonaSpray K-13 Special in beige
St Lukes Church, Old Street, London - SonaSpray fc in arctic white
St Teresa’s RC Church, Princes Risborough - SonaSpray fc in arctic white
St Thomas the Apostle Church, Hanwell, London, (English Heritage) - SonaSpray fc in white
Gurdwara Temple, Southall - SonaSpray K-13 Special in white
St Nicholas Church, Undercroft - SonaSpray fc in arctic white
Sheffield Buddhist Centre - SonaSpray K-13 in dark blue
Sheffield Buddhist Centre - SonaSpray K-13 in off white
Methodist Church Southgate, London - SonaSpray K-13 Special in white
South Manchester Synagogue - SonaSpray fcx in arctic white
St Michaels Church, Ashford - SonaSpray fc in arctic white
Church of the Sacred Heart, Sheffield - SonaSpray fcx in arctic white
Religious Meeting Place, Bakewell Friends Meeting House - Sonaspray fcx in arctic white
Oxford Mosque - SonaSpray fc in arctic white

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Church acoustics installations

Church Acoustics - St. Thomas Church, Hanwell

St. Thomas Church, Hanwell

A recent major refurbishment to this grade II* 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 thickness to control reflected noise from hard surfaces.

Church Acoustics - Manor Drive Methodist Church

Manor Drive Methodist Church

Following the removal of asbestos in the dome and vaults, the church acoustics deteriorated dramatically.  Worshippers complained they were having difficulty in hearing and understanding services due to sound reflecting around the room, a common problem in large and hard walled buildings like churches. 

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