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.
About Oscar Acoustic SonaSpray
- 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 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.
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 work carried out by Oscar Acoustics, the church's vicar was more than satisfied with the improvements to the church acoustics. 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, a common problem in large and hard walled buildings like churches.
Oscar Acoustics were 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 a thickness of 16mm. The acoustic finish is desingned specifiacally for situations similar to those found within a church. Little to no soft furnishings, and lots of open space for sound to reverberate and spread quickly around the room.
After Oscar Acoustics had finished applying the spray, the new church acoutics were put to the test. We can safely say the results where outstanding! Graham Titley, the Property Manager, was thouroughly impressed with everything! From the reduced noise levels, to the high quality finish of Oscar Acoustic's SonaSpray and even the professionalism and work ethic of our team!
The result? Another happy customer with fantastic church acoustics!
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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