SonaSpray fc sound absorber spray

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Fire rated sound absorbing spray for reverberation control in buildings

SonaSpray FC - Environmentally friendly sound absorbing spray

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Decorative sound absorber spray

SonaSpray fc is a fire rated, one coat, seamless and decorative sound aborber that is spray applied to virtually any clean shape of surface.  It has a lightly textured and firm finish that achieves superb acoustics by absorbing noise, instead of reflecting it.

Sound absorber SonaSpray fc will conform to most surface contours.  In addition to flat surfaces it can be applied to barrel vaults, domes, corrugated decks, pan construction and other complex surfaces.

Its high performance sound absorber adhesive will bond to virtually all common construction materials including plaster, wood, metal and concrete.  SonaSpray fc can be installed where panels or stretch fabrics are impossible and even with thin coatings it is an excellent sound absorber for building interiors.

Sound absorbing spray

SonaSpray fc sound absorber spray throughout Civic House, Birmingham. Credit to Associated Architects.


Sound absorber spray advantages

Sound absorbing spray

Souind absorbing spray in white applied to feature wave design ceiling. 

  • Achieves M1 certification for Building Materials emissions.
  • Class 0 to BS476 & B-s1,d0 fire rating (full fire test reports available on request). View full fire ratings
  • Absorbs sound energy instead of reflecting it, reducing reverberation times and overall noise levels.
  • Can contribute up to 17 points to the overall LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating of a project.
  • Product specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to ISO 14025 available. See related PDFs tab below.
  • The water-based adhesive provides a strong, durable and resilient bond.
  • Sound absorber an be applied to virtually any substrate configuration.
  • Can aid in condensation control by inhaling and exhaling moisture as the indoor climate changes. 
  • Sprays directly onto plasterboard, concrete, steel sheet and most other surfaces.

Listen to the amazing acoustic results!

SonaSpray fc is the sound absorbing spray that transforms a noisy, reverberant space into a pleasant acoustic ambience with clarity of speech and music. 

Fire rated sound absorber spray

SonaSpray significantly betters the new fire requirement required under the updated Approved Document B.  Its Class 0 to BS476 & B-s1,d0 fire rating provide significant benefits over the new Approved Document B requirements by providing little to no smoke and absolutely no droplets, assisting in the safe escape of occupants.  View full SonaSpray fire ratings.

Important: Always insist on obtaining a copy of the fire test report before using a product.


Environmentally friendly sound absorber

SonaSpray fc contributes towards many sustainable design and health certification systems including BREEAM, SKA, Living Building Challenge and adds up to 17 points towards the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating of a project.  The sound absorbing spray achieves M1 certification as Low Emitting Building Materials. This is the best possible classification.

SonaSpray fc is compliant with CDPH/ CA Section 01350 and are GREENGUARD Gold Certified for Indoor Air Quality.  GREENGUARD Gold Products are now confirmed to show compliance with BREEAM rating system HEA Indoor Air Quality and ensure that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOC’s into indoor air.  The SonaSpray sound absorbing spray range is also covered by an Environmental Product Declaration in accordance with ISO 14025 and meets the requirements of the Living Building Challenge and LEED.

SonaSpray fc acoustic plaster achieves Cradle2Cradle and contributes towards satisfying many features under the WELL Building Standard®.

Made of fire treated, recycled paper and other rapidly renewable natural resources, SonaSpray can effectively lower the carbon footprint of the building project by sequestering rich stores of carbon for the life of the structure or application.

Combined with the right ventilation and thermal insulation, SonaSpray® can aid in condensation control by inhaling and exhaling moisture as the indoor climate changes. 

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SonaSpray fc sound absorber testimonial

“I am writing to congratulate your company for the success achieved in the reduction of the noise level in our school dining room when 200+ children are having their lunch.  Prior to the application of SonaSpray fc the noise level was deafening and now it is possible to talk to ones neighbour in a normal voice when lunching at the staff table.  We shall certainly use you again in certain other school rooms where the noise levesl are high or the acoustics are poor.

D.K.Emmett, Bursar, Fulham Prep School
5 star review rating  


Sound absorbing spray applications

Recyclable

Future reconstruction of buildings may require the removal of our environmentally friendly SonaSpray sound absorber.  It can be recycled or disposed of as a non-special waste and your local authority environmental department will give advice on recycling.

Note: Some surfaces, such as water stained ceilings, wood and oxidized metal, will require sealing to prevent migratory staining of the SonaSpray finish. 

SonaSpray FC - Environmentally friendly sound absorbing spray installed in Blavatnik School of Government

Sound absorber spray applied directly to finished concrete throughout Blavatnik School of Government.  
Credit to Laing O'Rourke, Hoare Lea Acoustics & CG Reynolds.


Contact us

For more information regarding our sound absorbing spray range you can call us direct on 01474 854902 or fill in our contact us form and a member of our friendly team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Installations

SonaSpray fc sound absorber spray installations

Civic House

Civic House

SonaSpray fc was applied by one of our expert installation teams throughout this impressive foyer area of Civic House, Birmingham to control noise reverberation. Cat A refurbishment by Associated Architects.

Hard Rock Hotel, London

Hard Rock Hotel, London

SonaSpray fcx and SonaSpray fc were specified for Londons new Hard Rock Hotel throughout the café and bar, providing a seamless and decorative acoustic solution.  The spray absorbs excessive noise, creating a pleasant ambience by giving clarity to music and speech, transforming what would otherwise have been a cacophonous space.

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford - University Acoustics

Blavatnik School of Government

SonaSpray fc acoustic spray and sound absorber in arctic white was applied directly to finished concrete throughout the atrium, seminar rooms and lecture theatres in Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford for perfect university acoustics.

Church Acoustics - St. Thomas Church, Hanwell

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.

Hilton London Bankside Hotel Acoustics

Hilton London Bankside Hotel

Designed by architects Dexter Moren Associates, the five-star Hilton London Bankside near Tate Modern & The Shard, represents the next generation of design-led Hilton Hotels.

University College London - University Acoustics

University College London

With its student population increasing rapidly, University College London (UCL) required more space on its campus in Bloomsbury.  Working with the University’s Design Team, Structure Tone helped develop a scheme to refurbish the ground floor and basement and also renovate Level 10 at Torrington Place.  

University of Leicester - University Acoustics

University of Leicester

The large, open plan design of Leicester University’s new Student Union building meant that in order for it to be fit for purpose, i.e. a relaxing space to meet socialise and study, some kind of sound absorber was going to be needed.  Options were limited due to the half glazed and half curved feature sail design of the ceiling.

Stadium Acoustics - Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium

During 2000, following the repositioning of the main stage at the original Wembley Stadium, concert goers complained to the management about poor stadium acoustics spoiling their enjoyment of the concert.

Acoustic decorative coatings - BT Groups

BT Groups

When BT Groups, 19th Century Faraday Building in the City of London received a major refurbishment the main contractor was looking for a decorative coating that would refurbish the old existing concrete soffit using a single coat.  Our SonaSpray fc acoustic decorative coating was specified and our specialist installation team applied it directly onto the old concrete ceiling throughout the offices in a matter of days. 

Echo problem - Emlyn Hughes House

Echo problem - Emlyn Hughes House offices

Emlyn Hughes House is designed to provide drama both from the exterior and interior.  The Gateway Project was intended to represent the history of the town by resembling a submarine, construction of which is the towns primary industry.

Testimonials

SonaSpray fc sound absorber spray testimonials

The acoustics here are absolutely amazing – those speakers on the stage are stadium quality, apparently!’

David Mason - Director of Hospitality at Scott Brownrigg
Mix Interiors Magazine review of Hard Rock Hotel, London

Technical specification

Technical specification

SonaSpray fc - Technical specification

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Fire performance ratings

All our products significantly better the new fire requirement required under the updated Approved Document B.

European fire test by Efectis Nederland: 
B – s1, d0

UK fire test by Warrington fire research:
Class 0 to BS476 Part 6
Class l to BS476 Part 7

Full fire test reports available on request.  Note:   Always insist on obtaining a copy of the fire test report before using a product.

Its Class 0 to BS476 & B-s1,d0 fire rating provide significant benefits over the new Approved Document B requirements by providing little to no smoke and absolutely no droplets, assisting in the safe escape of occupants.  For more information on the fire properties of SonaSpray and the new Approved Document B requirements follow the link below:

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Acoustic DATA

SonaSpray fc installations can be tailored to meet your specific project acoustic needs.  There is a choice of finish; you may select texture, colour and acoustic performance.  SonaSpray fc can be applied at variable thicknesses and variable areas to provide designed acoustic ambience.  It is spray applied to the full sound absorber thickness in one application.

SonaSpray fc standard absorption coefficients
Thickness125Hz250Hz500Hz1kHz2kHz4kHzNRCαw
8mm 0.10 0.20 0.55 0.75 0.80 1.00 0.60 0.50
12mm 0.10 0.35 0.80 0.95 1.00 1.00 0.65 0.65
16mm 0.10 0.35 0.85 1.00 1.00 0.95 0.70 0.65
20mm 0.10 0.35 0.85 1.00 1.00 0.95 0.75 0.65
25mm 0.05 0.40 0.95 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.85 0.70

Test DATA certified by TNO Technical University Delft NL.  Tests were on a solid backing.  A sound absorbing fc panel substrate with air space behind the panel will change absorption; normally there is improved absorption at low frequency.

Acoustic testing has been carried out against concrete.  Substrates likely to provide increased performance include plasterboard with the use of an air gap behind, rib deck or profiled metal sheet.  Please contact Oscar Acoustics’ technical department for free assistance.


Environmental

The SonaSpray range contributes towards many sustainable design and health certification systems including BREEAM, SKA, Living Building Challenge and adds up to 17 points towards the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating of a project.  

The SonaSpray range achieves M1 certification as Low Emitting Building Materials. This is the best possible classification.

M1 emissions classification certificate

SonaSpray finishes are compliant with CDPH/ CA Section 01350 and are GREENGUARD Gold Certified for Indoor Air Quality.  GREENGUARD Gold Products are now confirmed to show compliance with BREEAM rating system HEA Indoor Air Quality and ensure that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOC’s into indoor air.  The range is also covered by an Environmental Product Declaration in accordance with ISO 14025 and meets the requirements of the Living Building Challenge and LEED.

Achieves Cradle2Cradle and contributes towards satisfying many features under the WELL Building Standard®

Made of fire treated, recycled paper and other rapidly renewable natural resources, SonaSpray can effectively lower the carbon footprint of the building project by sequestering rich stores of carbon for the life of the structure or application.

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ISO 14001 certified

Oscar Acoustics have taken steps to reduce our environmental impact and demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment by achieving ISO 14001 certification.  

ISO 14001 certified 
View ISO 14001 certificate

Quality assurance
  • SonaSpray is manufactured by ICC to ISO 9001.
  • Installed using a four stage Oscar Acoustics quality assurance plan.

Oscar was established in 1978; this experience enables us to provide a well detailed, quality installation that stands the test of time. From specification to installation, everything is kept in-house. Oscar Acoustics only use qualified in-house operatives who specialise in installing our systems to ensure high standards are maintained.

Specification assistance
  • BIM Objects available for every product.
  • All products are included within all current NBS software.
  • Recessed & surface mounted items possible – see website for more information.
  • Standard detail drawings for most situations.
  • Bespoke detailing solutions possible.

Thermal DATA

SonaSpray is excellent at thermally insulating by creating macroscopic air spaces between and within the cellulose fibres.  U-Values can be adjusted to your projects exact requirements by adjusting the spray material depth.

Mass
  • Dry Weight of SonaSpray fc per 10mm thickness = 1.60 kg/m2
  • Wet Weight of SonaSpray fc per 10mm thickness = 2.93 kg/m2
  • Dry Weight of SonaSpray fc per 20mm thickness = 3.20 kg/m2
  • Wet Weight of SonaSpray fc per 20mm thickness = 5.86 kg/m2
Bonding to Substrate

SonaSpray fc sound absorber can be applied to virtually any substrate.  Some surfaces may need priming to control suction.  Old surfaces may need a barrier coating to prevent staining from leaching out of contaminants whilst the surface is wet.  Fully cured SonaSpray fc will improve strength. 

Bond Strength: SonaSpray fc >600 psf ASTM E-736
Compression Strength: SonaSpray fc >400 psf ASTM E-761
Durability

The adhesive used with SonaSpray fc sound absorber provides a strong, durable and resilient bond. When fully cured, surface strength of old plaster will typically improve.

Recessed items

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 SonaSpray to continue across the hatch door.  Problems can arise from using other hatches.  These items are at extra cost and are to be purchased direct from the Profab.  Please contact Oscar Acoustics for details and an item code.  Surface mounted fittings e.g. hanging/pendant lights will require pattresses to match the material depth.  Please contact Oscar Acoustics for further advice.

Please Note:  90% of flangeless fittings do not work properly with any acoustic finish.  If you are specifying a flangeless fitting, please contact Oscar Acoustics for advice.

Where to use

SonaSpray fc sound absorber can be quickly and effectively applied to most prepared surfaces and construction configurations.  This allows minimum working down time in existing structures with abilities to meet critical deadlines in new construction.  SonaSpray fc has a fine surface texture and is suited to ceilings of offices, restaurants, receptions, designer homes, school classrooms, swimming pools etc. in fact it is an excellent sound absorber for any premium indoor space with a noise problem.

Please note that it is important not to use moisture resistant plasterboard as this can cause staining of wet applied products.  Oil based stain barrier paints can be used to prevent this.  Please consult Oscar Acoustics for more information.

A minimum of 12.5mm thick plasterboard, installed to British Gypsum specification should be used.

Maintenance

SonaSpray fc sound absorber can be over-painted or applied with additional coats of SonaSpray.  Small areas of damage can be repaired by hand.  Maintenance of this seamless decorative sound absorbing finish is minimal.

If SonaSpray fc is disturbed or damaged so that fibre is released into the atmosphere, the resulting contamination is harmless.  Maintenance work can be undertaken while the building is occupied.  Please refer to COSHH data for detailed product analysis.

Colours

Standard Colours: (s) = Stock
                              (ns) = Non-Stock

SonaSpray fcx: Arctic White (s), White (ns)

SonaSpray fc: Arctic White (s), White (ns), Black (ns)

SonaSpray K-13 Special: White (s), Light Grey (s), Grey (s), Dark Grey (ns), Black (s), Beige (ns), Tan (ns)

SonaSpray K-13: White (s), Light Grey (s), Grey (s), Dark Grey (ns), Black (s), Beige (ns), Tan (ns)

Bespoke Colours are manufactured to order. Minimum order quantities apply and square meterage is dependent on the product and thickness of spray.  Please send us your colour requirement using a Dulux paint reference and we will respond with quantity, price and colour samples.


SonaSpray is manufactured by ICC, Houston, Tx 
ISO 9001: 2000 certification

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