At iSpi Trade, our product range and customer type cover many UK sectors. Our core customers are sign installers, shopfitters, facilities managers, estate and lettings agents, and various high street shop owners.
With our ever-evolving and expanding product range, we reach far and wide with our recent additions. Our Spiral Corkscrew Spring Anchors for Acoustic Panels, combined with Ceiling Cable Fixings with Adjustable Bee-Line Hooks or Wire Cable with Urban Trapeze, are the perfect solution for soundproofing and acoustics projects.
Why Add Acoustic Panel Fixings?
Acoustic ceiling panels, also known as baffles, sound-absorbing panels or acoustic tiles, are used to improve the acoustics of a room by reducing the amount of sound reflection and echo and reverberation. The panels are made of various materials, such as fibreglass, foam, and mineral wool, and come in multiple shapes, sizes, and designs.
Acoustic ceiling baffles are commonly used in commercial and residential buildings, such as offices, schools, restaurants, and theatres. They are beneficial in spaces where sound quality is essential, such as music studios, conference rooms, and performance venues.
The effectiveness of acoustic ceiling panels is measured by their Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC), which is a rating that indicates the percentage of sound energy absorbed by the panel. The higher the NRC rating, the more effective the panel is at absorbing sound.
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Whether you are a sign installer or shopfitter, could your customers benefit from some, or do you have a high street shop or office with noisy neighbours? Acoustic panels could help. A quick installation guide is at the end of this article.
In addition to their acoustic benefits, acoustic ceiling panels can also be aesthetically pleasing and can enhance the overall design of a space. They come in a range of colours and finishes, including fabric, vinyl, and metal. They can be custom-designed to fit the specific needs of a project.
Overall, acoustic ceiling panels are a practical and effective solution for improving the acoustics of a room and reducing unwanted noise.
One of the main advantages of acoustic ceiling panels is that they are relatively easy to install and can be customised to fit the specific needs of a space. They come in various shapes, sizes, and colours, allowing for creative and flexible design options. In addition to their functional benefits, acoustic ceiling panels can also improve the aesthetics of a room by adding texture and depth to the ceiling.
When selecting acoustic ceiling panels, it's essential to consider the space's specific needs. Some factors to consider are the room size, the type of sound you want to reduce, and the building owner's or designer's aesthetic preferences. Additionally, it's important to ensure that the panels meet relevant safety and building code requirements.
How to install acoustic panels
Installing acoustic panels on walls and ceilings can help reduce echo and noise and improve sound quality in a room. Here are the steps to follow:
• Acoustic panels
• For walls, consider using standoffs
• For ceiling - see our Suspended Wire Hanging Systems
• Glue, drill (if necessary) and other tools
Do your research before buying, as standoffs and corkscrew springs are only a few ways to install your panels.
- Determine the location and quantity of the acoustic panels needed. Consider the size of the room and the placement of furniture and other objects.
- Measure and mark the locations for the panels on the walls or ceilings using a pencil or chalk.
- Apply a small amount of adhesive glue on the back of the panel or on the wall/ceiling where the panel will be placed.
- Press the panel firmly against the wall/ceiling, ensuring it is level and flush. Use a level or ruler to ensure the panel is straight if necessary.
- Hold the panel in place for a few seconds until the adhesive sets. Repeat the process for all the panels.
- If the panels are large or heavy, use screws and anchors for added support. Drill a small pilot hole in the wall/ceiling, then insert the anchor and screw. Hang the panel on the screws.
- Use a ladder or step stool for ceiling panels to reach the installation location safely.
Note: Be sure to read and follow the manufacturer's instructions for the specific adhesive glue and panels you use. Always wear protective gear such as gloves and eye protection when working with tools and adhesives.