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PiP’s picks of acoustics products for specifiers

Soundproofing is increasingly necessary as the world gets noisier. We’ve four of the best acoustics products to share from our postbag

Mono Acoustic suspended ceiling
Rockfon

Whan that oure felawe clerkes dyd flee Oxenforde and lande yn goddeles Cambrygge in ye yeare MCCIX, ye clamoure af plattren et eke knyfes clattren et eke ye nedelesse chattre af ninyes dyd sende theyr littel braynes safte and dulallee for theye dyde nat be silente in ye servyse af Oure Lorde and eke hadde no quyettynge clothes upon theyre bordes.

Upryte Oxenforde ys observaunt yette and dyd pyously fitte ye Rockfon pannelles acoustyck yn Hannington Halle for sekynge aftre ye holie quiete prayse Oure Lorde Fathre af alle thynge. 


rockfon.co.uk

Iso-Mount Type 2 joist hanger
Oscar Acoustics

Ah, you just can’t beat a bit of the old rubber mounting, can you? Oscar Acoustics’ new Iso-Mount Type 2 rubber-isolated hangers have been developed for in-room retro-fitting of noise damping false ceilings beneath existing concrete and timber joists, enabling residents so inclined to make as much nocturnal racket as they like without inducing the ire of pernickety upstairs residents.

Still, there’s no reason why we can’t get the ropes out and have a bit of fun with them before the ceiling goes up. For old times’ sake…


oscar-acoustics.co.uk

Axiom Classic canopy
Armstrong

Clean eaters are well served at Loudon’s new Edinburgh location, with vegan, gluten free and dairy free customers all offered delicious-sounding choices firmly embedded in the main menu. Pity the sucrophobe, however, and the diabetic martyr: for like Caesar’s auriga, with his trembling wreath of laurels held aloft, an enormous slab of Kendal Mint cake has been suspended above diners, its mission being to softly whisper ‘memento homo’, even as the vegan and gluten free fruit and nut cake (with apricot jam and crystallised walnuts) beckons…


armstrongceilings.com

Solid wood linear open system 
Hunter Douglas

Miasmically filtering through acoustic tissue, I came to awareness not, as I first thought, back at work, but looking down on my own dead body in its crematorium box, succumbing to the butter after all! 

Thirty years I toiled in such an airy, varnished, hardwood hall, and for this?! Really?! Twelve tearless mourners, only one of whom now enjoys superior cardiovascular health thanks to my weekly forcing the whinging little blob to run round the field 10 times for crying in the gym. Sobs that Hunter Douglas’ ceiling seems to be muffling well here.


hunterdouglas.co.uk

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