The impressive new multi-award winning hall at Cathedral School in Bathurst is a perfect example of how Supacoustic PLK panels by Supawood Architectural Lining Systems  can be used.

Supawood products are a favourite of many designers for use in their BER program school projects. They create stunning, yet highly practical, durable interiors.

Supacoustic PLK acoustic panels were selected by building designer and project supervisor, Steve Anderson of Steve Anderson Building Design, because they came in the desired colours, detailed finish and had the acoustic properties wanted.

The project has been awarded the Building Designers Association of NSW 2012 Building Design Award for Public Buildings/Structures as well as winning the 2012 Master Builders Award for Excellence – Private Schools up to $5m.

The acoustic panels were used in three different finishes at the Cathedral school:

  • Supafinish White slotted and solid panels were used on the vast ceiling expanse in the hall to achieve high light reflectance to make the space feel bigger
  • Supafinish Tasmanian Oak panels were used on the wall to compliment the brick work
  • Supafinish Smooth Mahogany panels were used on the stage area.

A lining product that was extremely hard wearing, easy to maintain and satisfied the acoustic properties required was needed as the facility pulls double duty with a full size stage and basketball court.


State-of-the-art sound and lighting is also included in the facility.

Supacoustic PLK panels fitted the design need and came within the school’s budget restraints. The acoustic panels are an affordable acoustic lining system, which comes in kit form with its own fixing system and therefore saves on installation time and costs.

Hines Construction of Bathurst builder Alan Vermeer said, “The Supawood panels have given this project a smart finish and lifted the entire final project.”