Sports hall acoustics

Complete sports hall acoustic solutions for noise reverberation control

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Oscar Acoustics are specialists in noise reverberation (echo) control for sports halls

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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 we 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.  

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Will treatment definitely work? 
YES!  Listen to the above video to hear for yourself.

SonaSpray K-13 combined with our Oscar Evo Panel

Sports hall acoustics - Solution 1
(Ideal for new builds and retrofits)

 A revolutionary & truly impact resistant acoustic panel that can half reverb times & help save up to £35k on a sports hall acoustic package.

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 dramatically increased installation time compared to standard profile deck.  The extra cost of the installation combined with the increased site time can work out expensive and inconvenient.  In replacing the perforated deck system with a standard galvanised profile deck, the building is made weather tight faster, allowing internal works to begin.

SonaSpray K-13 (our most economical spray applied finish of a range of 5) is applied directly to 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.  

Sports hall acoustics

Traditional acoustic panel systems cannot do this in sports halls due to risk of damage which can be a real problem.  The sports hall acoustics results are dramatically improved by installing our Oscar Evo-panels at this low level height.  

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Huge savings with 35% less acoustic panels required

Positioning our Oscar Evo-Panels at this low 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.

There is also a health and safety benefit with the Evo-Panels as well, providing prevention of injuries from impact against walls during sport.

Testing showed that this 800m2 sports hall (pictured below left in blue) achieved a Tmf of 1.05 seconds (in-house testing)

"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 now uses them as part of kick boxing lessons!"

Willmott Dixon
5 star review rating  

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

Sports Hall Acoustics

Oscar Evo-Panel

Echo Check

Sports hall acoustics - Solution 2
(Ideal for new builds)

Pictured above: Central Sussex College, Haywards Heath

Once again the use of SonaSpray K-13 would be used applied directly onto standard non-perforated metal deck.  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 all 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-PanelSoundproofing products to prevent noise transfer between rooms through walls and floors are also available.

Sports Hall Acoustics article by D.Mack

Sports hall acoustic installations                                                                    Click here

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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