Soft Panel FAQ

If you have any questions that aren’t answered by the below FAQ, please feel free to get in contact with us.

 

WHAT SIZE ARE SOFT PANELS?

WALL and CEILING PANELS

approx. long dimensions (mm) – 2400, 1200, 600, 300

approx. short dimensions (mm) – 1200, 600,300

 

VERTICAL SUSPENDED BAFFLES

approx. long dimensions (mm) – 1200, 600

approx. short dimensions (mm) – 300, 200

 

HOW HEAVY ARE SOFT PANELS?

25mm – approximately 2.4 kg per m²

50mm – approximately 4.8 kg per m²

 

WHAT THICKNESS ARE SOFT PANELS?

Nominal thickness is either 25mm or 50mm

 

HOW MANY SOFT PANELS DO I NEED?

Please provide us with the dimensions of the area you wish to cover, or your acoustic requirements and our Technical Department can produce a panel layout scheme to quantify this, and also to assist your installers on site.

 

WHAT ARE SOFT PANELS MADE FROM?

The core is polyester fibre with a suede finish to the face and sides. It is made without chemical binders or retardants. It is 100% recyclable and also contains a minimum of 60% recycled content.

 

CAN SOFT PANELS HAVE A DIFFERENT FINISH?

Yes, Bespoke alternative fabrics can be used, please do let us know your requirements. We can also provide printed colours and Images.

 

DO SOFT PANELS NEED SPECIALIST INSTALLERS?

No. Life is complicated enough without that. We are not restrictive as many tradesmen will have the required skills and will also have developed their own preferred methods and techniques.

 

ARE SOFT PANELS QUICK TO INSTALL?

Yes – the process is very quick and straightforward! For example you can cover a large area of wall or ceiling in a single shift, even at night if required enabling the interior to function uninterrupted during the day. And whenever you install the result is that your interior is up and functioning very quickly.

 

HOW ARE SOFT PANELS INSTALLED?

They are installed using the cartridge adhesive supplied so there are no visible fixings. Apply a bead of adhesive around the perimeter and then beads at 150mm centres. Hanging baffles are suspended. We provide full instructions with the delivery.

 

DO SOFT HOW PANELS JOIN?

Adjacent panels are butted up, or a feature gap can be left if preferred.

 

CAN SOFT PANELS BE USED IN WETROOMS?

No – Soft Panels are not suitable for wet room applications.

 

DO SOFT PANELS REQUIRE ANY MAINTENANCE?

They are virtually maintenance free but can benefit from vacuuming with soft brush attachment to remove dust. Please check our product Data Sheet for details of cleaning or stain removal.

 

HOW DO YOU CLEAN SOFT PANELS?

Depending on the finish, many stains or marks can be cleaned. Please check the relevant product Data Sheet for details of cleaning or stain removal.

 

ARE SOFT PANELS FIRE RESISTANT?

The suede fabric can be Fire Treated if you have an FR requirement.

 

CAN I SPECIFY OR ORDER PLAIN SOFT PANELS?

Yes, please stipulate this on your order if you wish to finish this yourselves.

 

ARE THE COLOURS OF SOFT PANELS SHOWN HERE ACCURATE?

Please note that due to screen resolution issues the colours shown are representative only, and that the finishes we provide may vary slightly between items and batches.

 

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS TO OBSERVE WITH SOFT PANELS?

  • Always wear correct PPE when handling or working with building materials.
  • Always fasten each panel with three lines of fixing to overcome the inherent warping of the panels after machining.

 

HOW DO WE HANDLE AND STORE SOFT PANELS?

  • Always store the panels in a dry environment
  • Never lean up against the wall; always ensure they are stored flat with consistent support throughout the panel.
  • Always carry vertically on their edges, never flat.
  • Always protect decorative faces during storage or handling
  • Observe safe working practice and manual handling procedures.

 

CAUTIONS

Please note that due to the manufacturing constraints of Soft Panels that colours can vary between panels and batches, and images of the product are only indicative of the finished product.

Please also note that there can be variations of thickness between batches and even individual panels within the same batch.

We reserve the right to alter specifications and details without notice.