Quality of life requires
increasingly strict standards; to protect people and/or their environment. One
of the problems faced is sounded hustle. That will be annoying and produce
noise most times so sound insulation is applied to maximize the acoustic
In our buildings, while
walls block sound waves noise is basically transmitted through doors.
If doors do not meet the
same acoustical requirements as the rest of the room, then the sound will
easily pass through it to adjoining spaces. When fitted with the right door and
sealing systems, the noise will be contained and controlled.
An acoustic door is a
solid, heavily framed door which most often includes seals around its edges and
has insulated construction to reduce noise and vibrations from passing through
its surface. Depending on the application and the design. There are many types
and grades of acoustic door available for assorted applications and industries.
These doors can have a
variety of purposes, such as enabling confidential discussions to be held
inside a room without the risk of those outside overhearing and allowing noisy
activities to take place, such as music rehearsals, without nearby rooms and
areas of the building being disturbed. Music studios are one environment which
typically makes use of acoustic doors. When audio is being recorded it is
important that external noises do not interfere with the sound being captured.
The control room with producers and engineers inside it needs to be isolated,
and each room in the studio must contain its own noise levels successfully to
avoid disturbing those in neighbouring rooms. Sound insulation in these
settings is not an optional extra, it is absolutely essential for the
functionality of the building. In the audio recording industry, the acoustic
door serves a special purpose since unwanted noise needs to be avoided in a
successful recording session. In a recording studio you may have several rooms
or booths that are designed for specific tasks. The studio control room has an
acoustic door so the engineer and producer can be isolated from the additional
rooms and parts of the studio while allowing these individuals to travel
between locations. Sometimes these doors will be transparent containing multi-pane
glass panels in the center so that individuals on each side can see each other
Acoustic doors are vital to
properly insulate the sounds inside a room. The combination of the doors’ solid
build, their edge seals and the frame, along with the insulated engineering
within the body of the door, all contribute to a significant reduction in the
vibrations and sound that pass through it. Sometimes an acoustic door is solid
steel or wood with an insulated core to achieve maximum quiet when transparency
is not necessary. A door of this style is quite often used in an examination
room at a doctor’s office where a conversation between the doctor and patient
requires total privacy.
Another logical home for an
acoustic door could be a conference room at a corporate office where
information concerning product development, human resources or business
strategy would be discussed. Counselling centres, police station questioning
rooms, and testing facilities or anywhere where privacy and confidentiality are
essential, can be included as an application for this type of door. Another work environment where acoustic doors are increasingly commonly
used are medical or healthcare premises. When patients talk in confidence to
their doctor, nurse or counsellor they have an expectation of privacy and
discretion. Compromising this, and their trust in the service or staff they are
working with, by having doors which allow sound to penetrate through could have
a detrimental impact on their relationship with their physician or healthcare
worker, so if they can overhear a doctor’s discussion with another patient
through the door, they will have no faith that their own personal conversations
and concerns are being kept private.
Another scenario where
acoustic doors can provide considerable benefit is for corporations or
businesses who have meetings where sensitive information is discussed. This
might include meetings about staffing and human resources, product development,
grievance procedures or business strategy; all of which could have a negative
effect if overheard. Even if just a snippet leaks out of the room, assumptions
can be made and confidences broken, so mitigating against this risk by
installing acoustic doors can make situations easier to manage, and keep
sensitive information to within the appropriate group of people.
Factories or businesses
which house heavy machinery are also prime candidates for benefiting from an
acoustic door. The business owners can promote positive aural health by
limiting loud noises to one part of the premises where adequate hearing
protection is used. Preventing this noise from leaking to other sections of the
building will make it a more pleasant, as well as safer, place for employees
and managers to be.
Production departments or
facilities that contain heavy machinery, tooling or motorized activity usually
have acoustical doors throughout the location to keep hazardous sound levels
out of populated areas. A large manufacturing plant may use an acoustic door to
establish privacy and protection for managers required to monitor productivity
on the main floor. A newspaper will use acoustic doors and panels to dampen the
sound of large printing presses while allowing a passageway for pressmen and
technicians to maintain and operate the machinery.
Logically, any facility
where sound needs to be separated from people, places or things to ensure
safety, privacy, or productivity and still provide a method of passage between
two or more locations, will need a door of this type. A good look around our individual
environments should help us notice with more clarity a number of uses for the
Soundproof acoustic doors
which commonly made from wood are an ideal cost-effective Acoustima® acoustic
panel by Seatup Turkey® solution because it does not need much coating but
absorbs sound by its self moreover, they are suitable for a wide variety of
applications in any room, office or hall.
They are tested to ISO
standards and achieve an average level of sound reductions up to 55dB. according to durability and sound
transmission loss, other requirements may also apply, such as fire resistance
and high thermal insulation.
Acoustic doors are designed
to reduce the escape of noise and vibrations from one room to another. With a
multitude of potential uses in a wide variety of industries and sectors, these
doors are available in different decibel ratings to cater for the needs and
requirements of individual circumstances.
Acoustima® acoustic panel by Seatup Turkey® also have a selection of door accessories which help in improving sound quality too. Whether it’s for new construction or retrofit, we can help!