img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Sound class

Educational buildings pose their own special requirements, ROCKFON stonewool sound absorbing ceiling and wall solutions fulfil one of them

In association with
St Joseph’s Secondary School, Skibbereen: ROCKFON Artic offers optimum light reflection
St Joseph’s Secondary School, Skibbereen: ROCKFON Artic offers optimum light reflection

ROCKFON has an unrivalled level of experience in the education sector. It understands that for education buildings to be successful they need to provide both functional and pleasant spaces. A major contributor to this is sound control. All the company's ceiling systems are manufactured from stone wool, a natural sound absorber, enabling products to either meet or exceed the acoustic requirements set out by the Department of Education.

Architects BDP specified ROCKFON ceilings to ensure the reverberation times for all teaching spaces complied with Building Bulletin BB93. Acoustic modelling identified the extent of acoustic absorption required to ensure speech can be heard and understood. ROCKFON products delivered the required acoustic performance for all the different areas and provided a suitable quality of finish for a further education building.

ROCKFON Tropic ceiling tiles were installed at a special needs unit at Skibbereen Community School in Ireland. ROCKFON Tropic provides Class A sound absorption helping to create a learning environment that offers optimum speech intelligibility, which is essential for all children.

For areas built with hard surfaces, installing wall absorbers is an excellent way of controlling reverberation. ROCKFON Samson wall absorbers were chosen for the sports hall at Corelli College in London. Their Class A sound absorbent surface helps create a comfortable space where staff and pupils can work productively. Samson wall absorbers are durable and can withstand impact from ball sports and tough daily use.

Fire safety is also paramount in schools and ROCKFON ceiling systems conform to the safest fire classification, Class A1 fire resistance.

  • St Joseph’s Secondary School, Skibbereen: ROCKFON Tropic provides Class A sound absorption which helps create a learning environment that offers optimum speech intelligibility
    St Joseph’s Secondary School, Skibbereen: ROCKFON Tropic provides Class A sound absorption which helps create a learning environment that offers optimum speech intelligibility
  • Rawlins Academy: ROCKFON Eclipse innovative suspended ceiling islands provide the highest performance in sound absorption
    Rawlins Academy: ROCKFON Eclipse innovative suspended ceiling islands provide the highest performance in sound absorption
  • Corelli College: ROCKFON Samson wall absorbers deliver exceptional acoustic comfort
    Corelli College: ROCKFON Samson wall absorbers deliver exceptional acoustic comfort
123

For more information and technical support visit: www.rockfon.co.uk

 

Contact: 

0208 222 7457

info@rockfon.co.uk


 

Latest

Embodied carbon and how best to use limited resources took centre stage at the RIBA’s most recent Smart Practice conference

How can we break our addictions to fossil fuels, waste and consumption?

Strengthening the 18th century, timber-framed Corn Exchange and connecting it to an upgraded 1930s Studio Theatre were key to opening the arts centre to modern audiences

How FCBStudios and Max Fordham refurbished the listed Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre

Western modernism came to colonial West Africa and India, but with independence they made it their own. Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Independence follows the story

Locals made ‘progressive, optimistic’ style their own

Bid to be one of six to join a new four-year Somerset and Wiltshire framework, revitalise an historic East of England city centre or help tell the tale of Cornwall. These are some of the latest architecture contracts and competitions from across the industry

Latest: £6m West Country architectural services agreement

Will Burges’ self-build family home in suburban south London is inhabited and looks finished, but this flexible, future-looking house is intended to be a work in progress

It looks complete, but Will Burges’ house is intended never to be truly finished