Typically noise bounces off hard, reflective surfaces and needs to be absorbed to prevent it radiating out and becoming an issue for neighbours. Historically, glass wool or polyester wrapped in polyester film, installed behind perforated metal was used to control sound, but this cumbersome method is not only expensive; it adds weight to the roof construction and can be hard to work with.
The structure makes changes on site difficult without coming into contact with fibres and having to reseal the insulation watertight. Moisture and fibre insulation don’t mix and the acoustic performance is affected once the protective layer of polyester film is incorporated. Over time the fibres can break down or settle, providing only a percentage of the acoustic absorption that it was designed to provide.
Reapor is easily installed by direct adhesion to primed cement sheeting or concrete substrates and is easily cut and shaped on site using standard woodworking equipment — particularly beneficial when dealing with penetrations and services. The use of the Fixseal MSP15 adhesive allows installation without the need for propping the panels. Reapor is water and UV resistant and has enough mechanical strength to not need further protection and being non-combustible it can be used in any situation.
Reapor is made from recycled material and is fully recyclable; it is bonded mechanically making it a compliant product for green star requirements.
Product Features and Benefits
- High sound absorption
- Rigid and durable
- Not affected by water
- Quick and simple to install
- 100% recyclable