To avoid an expensive and disruptive refit to achieve noise reduction, a school in Cronulla NSW chose Noise Control Kit pre-finished acoustic panels from Supawood Architectural Lining Systems to solve their problem. The school’s priority was to reduce the noise in high traffic areas such as corridors and the multipurpose hall with minimal disruption to the activities in and access to these areas whilst keeping the cost within a reachable budget.

Supawood’s acoustic panels proved to be the ideal product as each panel is self sufficient and installation could be completed in stages. As the acoustic panels are supplied in a pre-finished kit form with fixings included, any handy or maintenance person could do the installation. The project costs were also easy to measure and estimate as the panels come in four standard sizes. They only had to order exactly how many panels they needed in the sizes that fitted where they wanted them. There was no cutting or wastage involved.

A further advantage the school recognised was that in choosing the Noise Control Kit they could easily work around existing fixtures such as lights and windows and the acoustic panels could be installed directly over existing surfaces such as plaster board or cement render. Nothing had to be moved so costs were no more than the cost of the Noise Control Kit plus the installation.

By using Supawood’s Noise Control Kit the end result was that the school achieved the noise reduction they required with zero interruption to the normal routine. An added bonus was that they aesthetically enhanced the interiors where the panels were installed. The school was able to calculate the exact costs prior to commencing the project and they still have the option to add more panels to other areas as further funds become available.