Warehouse acoustics

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Thermal acoustic treatment for warehouses & industrial buildings

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The most economical way to acoustically & thermally treat a warehouse

Reducing noise levels in a warehouse and giving clarity to the warehouse acoustics is just as important as any other working space and for safety reasons background noise must comply with HSE requirements.  If a warehouse acoustics have not been treated and employees are having to wear ear defenders to block out uncomfortable excess noise caused by machinery they are less likely to hear instructions, warnings and oncoming plant or machinery thus increasing the risk of a serious accident.

Effective acoustic treatment for warehouses often requires the introduction of a large area of an acoustically absorptive finish, typically applied to ceilings and walls at high level.  Our SonaSpray range is commercially unbeatable; quickly installed by our in-house, expert spray teams.  Fixed acoustic panels or lagging cannot compete on price for warehouse noise reduction. 

Warehouse Acoustics

Spray applied seamless one coat acoustic decorative finish

Our SonaSpray range is a spray on through coloured decorative finish typically applied at 25mm thick but can be applied up to 100mm thick in one coat.  Warehouse acoustics controlled with SonaSpray also benefit from SonaSprays excellent thermal insulation properties.

  • Ideal for controlling warehouse acoustics
  • Rain noise reduction
  • Easily applied to flat or curved surfaces
  • Reduction of warehouse noise reverberation
  • Class A absorber
  • Thermal control and insulation
  • Condensation control
  • Lightweight
  • Natural humidity moderator
  • SonaSpray provides all these features at lower installed prices than fixed panel systems

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Warehouse Acoustics

Building Regs. part ‘E’ & BB93 compliant when used to reduce sound reverberation

SonaSpray is a natural humidity moderator.  At times of increasing humidity it will absorb large amounts of water vapour.  When the humidity drops SonaSpray K-13 Special will exhale water vapour and maintain a balance.  This characteristic promotes a healthy atmosphere for workers and the warehouse contents.

Fire Performance Ratings:

UK Fire test by Warrington Fire Research

  • Class 1 to BS476 Part 7
  • Class 0 to BS476 Part 6

Thermal DATA: SonaSpray insulates by creating dead air spaces macroscopically between & within the hollow cellulose fibres. Testing on actual buildings demonstrates that sprayed insulation outperforms fibreglass batts that are mechanically fixed. 100mm thick U = 0.32 W/m2K.

Often a combination of SonaSpray and Soundblox are used to control warehouse acoustics.  Soundblox are installed during the construction of the building in place of non-acoustic standard building blocks.  Our SoundBlox are virtually maintenance free, withstand frequent impact and quietly do their job for the life of a building.

Warehouse Acoustics

Warehouse Acoustics


SoundBlox are designed so that they can be laid along with standard masonry blocks and can create complete walls or attractive contrasting panels.

SoundBlox absorb both direct & reflected sound by using Helmholtz resonator principles.  The selection of block along with the use of rockwool or vitafoam fillers enables us to adjust absorption characteristics to suit the requirement.

Mechanical resistance (strength) 8-12 N/mm sq. depending upon block selection.

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Contact us for your warehouse acoustic requirements

For more information regarding our warehouse acoustic materials or if you have any questions regarding building acoustics you can call us direct on 01474 854902. Alternatively, please fill in our enquiry form via our contact us page and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Warehouse acoustics article by D .Mack of Oscar Acoustics. 

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