Supawood’s Supacoustic curved prefinished acoustic panel systems have met all the specification requirements called for by an award winning architect involving both engineering and logistical challenges.

The design of the multi-purpose hall for a recreation camp on a small remote Island on the Hawkesbury River incorporated a concave curved ceiling which typically creates acoustic difficulties. The ceiling paneling needed to be suitable for both interior and undercover exterior applications and provided in a timber finish to blend with the bush setting. The acoustic panels also had to be environmentally friendly, robust, acoustically effective, supplied prefinished and packed suitable for delivery to the remote site via a small barge.

Supawood’s acoustic ceiling panels proved to be the ideal solution to a somewhat complex panel installation. Additionally, the architect was able to confidently draw on Supawood’s technical expertise and systems to ensure that the installation of the curved ceiling was completed with a precision to match the design’s aesthetic appeal.

Supawood also supplied precise framing instructions. This followed on from full size prototype curving tests in the Supawood factory to determine the precise degree of treatment required to ensure that the acoustic ceiling panel system curved perfectly when installed on site, without the slightest segmentation.

Hoop Pine veneered acoustic ceiling panels were supplied flat packed in standard sizes and they were prefinished and pretreated to be curvable. Supawood also ensured that the size of each delivery load was limited exactly to accommodate the capacity of the only access to the island, the barge. All this meant on-site work was minimised.

The end result is a credit to Supawood’s dedication to go that extra mile.