Choose Oscar Elite for a smooth synthetic acoustic plaster finish with the appearance of conventional painted plaster
Unlike plaster, this synthetic acoustic plaster absorbs sound energy instead of reflecting it, thereby reducing reverberation times and overall noise levels, giving clarity to speech and music.
A beautiful room with simple surfaces such as feature wood floors and plain flat walls may be visually appealing but may not be the most pleasurable place to spend time due to poor acoustics.
The same visual impact combined with a sympathetic and relaxing acoustic ambience is possible with Oscar Elite synthetic acoustic plaster.
Interior designers who incorporate Oscar Elite acoustic plaster into their designs can achieve spatial design with hard smooth surfaces without compromising the acoustic ambience.
This was the case with the Holland Park Grand Designs house in London recently. During refurbishment, Oscar Elite acoustic plaster was applied to the ceiling and inside of lightwell, resulting in superb acoustics without compromising flat surfaces, smooth surfaces.
- Oscar Elite acoustic plaster can be directly applied to most substrates - wood, gypsum board, concrete.
- Oscar Elite installations are applied at 27mm thick; the area is dependent on the acoustical requirements of the project. An air gap is introduced to achieve high absorption at low frequencies.
- Oscar Elite acoustic plaster is fire rated BS476: Class 1 to Part 7 and Class 0 to part 6.
Oscar Elite Installations
After completion of the recent refurbishment to St.Pancras International Station in London, many new restaurants and shops opened their doors. The latest is the plush St. Pancras Grand Restaurant and Oyster Bar on the Upper Concourse alongside the Eurostar platform; a truly grand and architecturally stunning backdrop.
With its soft furnishings, vaulted ceilings, engraved glass partitions, ambient lighting, fine food and superb acoustics to match, the St.Pancras Grand, really is a must visit. The Oscar Elite acoustic plaster installation by Oscar Acoustics ensures that the noise is kept at a clear and comfortable yet atmospheric level. Gold leaf coated acoustic plaster was applied to the four main ceiling areas and to the unsuspecting diners, appears as conventional plaster. Oscar Acoustics worked with main contractors Vivid Interiors, to deliver the result without disturbing the day to day bustle of the busy St. Pancras International Station.
The vision of owner Julie Van Oostende was to create a relaxed and upscale interior ideal for business lunch during the week, a cocktail at the bar or a family brunch on the weekend. In order to create the desired ambiance, Oscar Elite acoustic plaster was specified for its flat finish and superb absorption. Now the diners can talk and relax without having to raise their voices and with no idea that the ceiling is anything other the conventional flat plaster.
Oscar Elite Technical Specification
NBS Product Specification
Oscar Elite Installation Structure
The 27mm construction consists of 2mm adhesive, 20mm thick mineral board, base and top coat Oscar Elite synthetic acoustic plaster totalling approximately 5mm, which is sprayed, trowelled and worked to optical requirements.
The finish is visually hard and firm to the touch but with excellent sound absorption. As with all acoustic plaster, installations should be suitably protected in areas where damage is unlikely.
Oscar Elite acoustic plaster is installed by our own trained staff in order to guarantee optimal workmanship.
Maintenance & Cleaning
Dust is removed by lightly brushing or vacuuming with a soft brush head. It is also sometimes possible to blow dirt from the surface with a high pressure air hose. A wall or a ceiling can be entirely over sprayed in acoustic plaster in the same or a change of colour. Over painting must be done by spraying and not roller to prevent serious impact on the acoustic performance and damage to the product. Advice must be sort from Oscar Acoustics before painting and incorrect application can result in damage of the product.
Repairing & Servicing
A major benefit of our new Oscar Elite is its ability in most cases, to be locally and invisibly repaired, negatiting the need for expensive and inconvenient pre-handover re-spray's, as with many products similar in appearance. For more serious damage, it is possible for us to lightly sand and re-apply the top coat.
Recessed services e.g. spot lighting will require a halo spacer to match the material depth. Oscar Acoustics manufacture and install stainless steel halo spacers to the same size as the hole cut out. Stop beads may be required around openings which again we can supply and install. Specially designed access hatches are also available through Profab, enabling the Oscar Elite to continue across the hatch door. Problems can arrise from using other hatches. These items are at extra cost and are to be purchsed direct from the Profab. Please contact Oscar Acoustic for details and item code. Surface mounted fittings e.g. hanging/pendant lights will require a pattresses to match the material depth. Please contact Oscar Acoustics for further advice.
Our technical department offers free advice and acoustic calculations on the use of our products.
Oscar Elite acoustic plaster absorption coefficients
27mm Oscar with the following air gaps
|125Hz||250Hz||500Hz||1000Hz||2000Hz||4000Hz||EN ISO 11654 CLASS||NRC|
|Standard air gap 0mm||0.10||0.52||0.83||0.87||0.85||0.83||B||0.75|
|Standard air gap 60mm||0.62||0.91||0.78||0.77||0.85||0.88||B||0.85|
|Standard air gap 125mm||0.90||0.88||0.75||0.78||0.86||0.90||B||0.85|
Acoustic plaster test DATA certified by TNO Technology University Delft NL.