Sports Hall Acoustics
Complete sports hall acoustic solutions
Sports hall acoustics are typically reverberant due to a combination of large areas of hard block walls, corrugated steel ceilings and wooden floors along with high ceilings. To control a sports halls acoustics, a large amount of acoustically absorptive material has to be applied around the hall. A spray-on material has a distinct advantage over acoustic panels in this situation.
Oscar Acoustics is a specialist in controlling sports hall acoustics. Each project is taken as a completely separate case. Prior to installation, acoustic measurements are taken and with purpose designed software, computers create a sports hall acoustic model. This enables Oscar to calculate which areas require treatment to achieve the desired results.
Oscar acoustics is available to provide free advice for sports hall acoustics. Contact us today to discuss your project requirements.
Will treatment definitely work? YES!
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Sports hall acoustics solution 1 - Ideal for both new build & retrofit
A revolutionary & truly impact resistant acoustic panel that can half reverb times & help save £35k on a sports hall acoustic package.
"Changing spec from standard acoustic wall panels at high level and replacing them with fewer Oscar Evo-Panels at low level in our sports hall as well as changing the perforated metal deck spec to plain galvanised metal deck treated with SonaSpray K-13 has saved us a fortune & valuable time in the programme. Everyone has commented on how quiet the sports hall is now.
The school actually uses them as part of kick boxing lessons"
A large well known Main Contractor
Testing showed that this 800m2 sports hall (pictured below left in blue) achieved a Tmf of 1.05 seconds (in-house testing)
The traditional method of using perforated metal deck for sports halls acoustics can work out much more expensive than it would seem due to a massively increased installation time compared to standard profile deck. The extra cost of the installation combined with the increased site time can work out expensive & inconvenient. In replacing the perforated deck system with a standard galvanised profile deck, the building is weather tight faster allowing internal works to begin.
SonaSpray K-13 (our most economical spray applied finish of 5) is applied directly the profiled deck to a calculated depth. Oscar Evo-Panels are then installed at low level, just above 5-a-side foot rules height. In positioning this unique impact resistant acoustic panel at low level means that low level sound flutter is eliminated; something that traditional acoustic panel systems cannot do in a sports halls due to risk of damage and is a real issue. The sports hall acoustics results are dramatically improved by installing panels at this height.
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The best part is that in positioning them at this level means that 35% less panels are required and installation for an 800m2 sports hall can be done in one day by untrained people instead of 1.5 - 2 weeks with standard panels for trained installers. Huge savings!
There is also a health and safety benefit with the Evo-Panels providing prevention of injuries from impact against walls during sport.
Oscar Evo-Panel sports hall acoustic panel at a glance:
- Solves sports hall acoustic issues
- Improves clarity of speech
- Reduces overall noise levels within the sports hall
- 35% less acoustic wall panels required compared to conventional high level panels saving time & money
- Class A sound absorber
- Acoustic treatment at low level where it is most needed in sports halls
- Impact resistant sports hall acoustics wall panel design
- Kinder on impact than a wall with its soft cushioned filling
- Sport England specification compliant
- Stylish in a range of customisable colours to suit your specific project
- Each can be removed & replaced within 20 seconds
- Class 0 to BS476 Part 6 fire rated
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Sports hall acoustics solution 2 - Ideal for new build
Once again the use of SonaSpray K-13 would be used applied directly onto standard non-perforated metal deck, (see above). At lower level, UK size Echocheck acoustic blocks would be used as part of the construction in place of standard blocks. Echocheck acoustic blocks are fire resistant, load bearing and virtually maintenance free; they withstand frequent impact and quietly do their job for the life of a building.
At Central Sussex College (shown left) 16mm of SonaSpray K-13 in white was applied to the roof deck and Echocheck acoustic blocks at low level. The space was tested at a Tmf of 1.6 seconds (in-house testing); well within BB93 sports hall acoustics requirements.
Echocheck acoustic block applications: sports halls, swimming pools, gymnasiums, public halls and lecture theatres. Also, loading bays, anaerobic digesters, plant rooms, factories, external road and railway/road sound barriers.
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Oscar Acoustics has a range of products to suit most acoustic projects, with attractive Spray applied acoustic decorative finishes from textured to plaster smooth, plus a range of Sound Blocks and attractive acoustic panels, including the new cutting edge sports hall acoustic panel, Oscar Evo-Panel. Soundproofing products to prevent noise transfer between rooms through walls and floors are also available.
Oscar has the answer to perfect sports hall acoustics and are also available to provide free advice for sports hall acoustics.
Contact us to discuss your project requirements.
Sports Hall Acoustics article by D.Mack
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Examples of Sports Hall acoustic Installations:
Kings Hill School - New Building - fc - Arctic White
Colfox School - Gymnasium - K-13 - Grey
Whitely Primary School - Gymnasium - fc - Arctic White
Newham College - Main Hall - fc - Arctic White
Newhall College, Cambridge - Dining Hall - fc Arctic White
Lady Ellenor Holles School - Sports Hall - K-13 - Arctic White
The Mall School - Dining Hall - fc - Arctic White
North Cumbria Technical College, Carlisle - Sports Hall - K-13 - Light Grey
Moat School - Classrooms & Main Hall - fc - Arctic White
Northampton School for Girls - Performing Arts Studio & Main Hall - K-13 - Light Grey
North Herts College, Stevenage - fc - Arctic White
Rickling School, Essex - fc - Arctic White
Meadowside Primary School - Main Hall - fc - Arctic White
Milestone School, Kent - Classroom & Drama Studio - fc - Arctic White
Milestone School, Kent - Classroom & Drama Studio - K-13 Special - White
Peartree Spring Junior School, Herts - Main Sports Hall - K-13 - White
BRIT School of Performing Arts, Croydon - fc - Arctic White
St Josephs RC School, Port Talbot - New Sports Hall - K-13 - Beige
Queenswell Infants School - Main Sports Hall - fc - Arctic White
Maple Tree School – Main Sports Hall – K-13 - White
Maple Tree School – Gymnasium & Sports Hall - fc - Arctic White
Cambridge University, Lecture Theatre, Dept of Chemistry - K-13 - Light Grey
Eastbury Comprehensive School - K-13 Special - White
Stoke on Trent College, Burslam - K-13 Special - White
Lamberburst Primary School, Kent - fc - Arctic White
Eltham Primary School, Kent - K-13 Special - White
Elliott Secondary School, London - fc - Arctic White
Ilfracombe College, Ilfracombe - K-13 Special - White
Ecclesfield School, Sheffield - K-13 Special - White
Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth, Theatre Hall & Dining - K-13 - Black
Fulham Prep School, Fulham - FCX - White
Millfield Community School Sports Hall – fc - Arctic White
Star Lane Primary School, Canning Town, London – fc - Arctic White
Stoke Newington School, London – fc - Arctic White
Salisbury School, London – fc - Arctic White
St Nicholas & Trinity Schools, Radstock - K-13 Special - White
Timbercroft Primary School, Plumstead, London - fc - Arctic White
Ilford County High School for Boys – K-13 - White
Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs - fc - Arctic White
Low Hill Nursery, Wolverhampton - K-13 Special, White
Paddington Green School, London - Classrooms & Sports Hall - fcx - Arctic White
De Montfort University, Leicester City Centre, Performance Space - K-13 - Black
Avon Valley School, Rugby - fc - Arctic White
Avon Valley School, Rugby - K-13 - Black
King Ethelbert School - SoundBlox
Kingswood Primary School - K-13 Special - White
Sevenoaks Prep School - Hall & Stage - K-13 Special
Temple Speech Room at Rugby School - fcx - White
King Edmunds Community School - K-13 Special - Light Grey
Rooks Heath High School, Harrow - K-13 Special - White
Furness School, Hextable, Swanley - Sonacel & Celbar
Churchers College Sports Hall - K-13 - Blue
King Ethelberts School, Birchington - K-13 - Green
Ellen Wilkinson School, London - K-13 Special - White
Tany’s Dell School, Harlow - K-13 - Beige
Woodlands Primary School, Gillingham - Arts & Drama Hall - K-13 White & Sonacel
Reading University - fc - Arctic White
Fulston Manor School, Millennium Sports Hall - K-13 Special - White
Highgate & Blanche Neville Schoo - Summer Centre & Gymnasium - K-13 Special - White
Tiverton School, Coventry - Main Sports Hall - K-13 Special - White
Chiddingly School - K-13 - Beige
Catherine Wayte Primary School - K-13 Special - White
Vale of Ancholme Technology School – Sonacel & Celbar
Clore Tikva School – K-13 Special - White
Ecclesfield School – K-13 Special - White
King Edward VII Lower School - K-13 Special - White
Bourton on the Water Primary School - K-13 Special - White
Shevington High School - fc - Arctic White
Tower Hamlets College - fc - Arctic White
Dagenham Infants & William Ford School - fc - Arctic White
Fawkham Primary School - K-13 Special - White
Hernhill School - K-13 Special - White
Stoke Newington School - fc - Artic White
The Brit School, Croydon - K-13 - White
Frith Manor Primary School, London - fc - Arctic White
Wells Blue School, Wells, Somerset - K-13 Special - White
Westminster University, Harrow - Soundblox
Westminster University, Harrow - K-13 Black
Westminster University, Harrow - fc - Arctic White
Downing College, Cambridge - Oscar Elite - White
Leicester Performing Arts Centre - K-13 - Black
Covent Garden Dance Studio - fc - Arctic White
Odeon Cinema, Hammersmith - fc - Artic White
Odeon, Romford - Nightclub - K-13 - Black
Clean Break Dance Studio - fc - Arctic White
Abrahams & Carlisle - Live Music Venue - fc - Beige
Ealing Film Studios - 2 x Studios - K-13 - Black
Wembley Stadium - Prior to Bee-Gees Concert - fc - Arctic White
Bridgend Swimming Pool - K-13 - White
Millennium Dome, London - Heart Room of the Body Zone - K-13 - Blood Red
Ditto, Local Planet Zone - K-13 - Black
Birmingham Nightclub - K-13 - Black
RAF Base - Bowling Alley, Newcastle Upon Tyne – fc - White & K13 - Grey
Holmes Place, Kensington - Swimming Pool - fc - Arctic White
Holmes Place, Nottingham - Swimming Pool - fc - Arctic White
Holmes Place, Farnborough – Swimming Pool - fc - Arctic White
Bristol Planetarium - K-13 - Black
Atherton Leisure Centre - Swimming Pool - K-13 - Red
National Space Science Centre - Planetarium - K-13 - Black
Mivan, ‘Printworks’ - Entertainment Complex Manchester - fc - Arctic White
Mivan, ‘Printworks’ - Entertainment Complex Manchester - K-13 - Black
Lakeside Hotel, Cumbria - Swimming Pool - K-13 Arctic White K-13 - Black
Gillingham Football Club - Entertainment Centre - K-13 Black/Sonacel
Porton Rovers FC - Football Club - fc - Arctic White
Cinema, Buitlh Wells, Wales - K13 - Light Grey/Dark Grey/ Black
Cannons – Health Club, Warwick - K13 - Beige
Harley Street Swimming Pool – fc - White
Park Portfolio, Leicester - The ‘Showrooms’ Bar – Sonacel
Stanley Casino, Reading – Dining Area – fc - Arctic White
Curzon Cinema, London – K-13 - Blue
The Drum Theatre, Birmingham – K-13 - Light Grey
The Drum Theatre, Birmingham – K-13 Special - White
Studio Theatre, Salisbury – K-13 Special - Midnight Blue
Studio Theatre, Salisbury – K-13 - White
Towcester Leisure Centre, Northampton – Celbar
Life Science Centre, Newcastle - K-13 - Black
Burnley Leisure Centre Swimming Pool - K-13 Special - White
Hollington House, Newbury, Badminton Hall walls - fcx - Arctic White
Royal Observatory, Planetarium, Greenwich, London - K-13 - Black
Leeds University Student Bar - K-13 - Black
Hothorpe Hall, Nottingham - fc - Arctic White
Hippodrome Cinema, Bo’ness - fc - Arctic White
Woking Galleries - Oscar Elite - White
O2 Dome Greenwich - K-13 Special - Ivory White
O2 Dome Greenwich - K-13 Special - Nobel Dark Grey
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