Such was the case when architects Fearon Hay completed Vantage House, an award-winning contemporary office space which features polished concrete floors, cement rendered walls and plasterboard ceiling linings, that if left untreated would have led to a high level of noise reverberation.
Asona developed a solution to create linear acoustic baffle beams, direct-fixed to the plasterboard ceiling using concealed fixings at the rear of the panels. Once installed, they blended seamlessly into the architect’s aesthetic vision while controlling the unwanted reverberation.
A new project for the restaurant chain Spice Paragon also incorporated customised baffle beams in their Christchurch restaurant, clearly demonstrating how well acoustic control can blend in with the overall interior concept if considered at the design stage of a project. The beams, made from high-density glass wool core, were wrapped on three sides in black Sonatex™ with a stepped leading-edge detail and were direct-fixed to the black painted ceilings.
Asona manufactures its acoustic baffles and beams in New Zealand from high-density, non-combustible glass wool core wrapped in Sonatex™, a two-ply glass mat composite facing that is cut and folded to give a clean, frameless look. The beams are supplied in standard white, black, grey and wood-grain. Other options include digitally printing, fabric wrapping and wood-grain vinyl for a wipeable alternative.
Beams are available in a wide range of standard and custom sizes.