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Acoustic Absorption


Echoes and reverberation cause interference to the sound waves in your interior space, which if left unchecked will severely impact the enjoyment of the occupants. This can be controlled by the use of acoustic walls and acoustic panels which are designed to absorb sound.

Acoustic walls can be highly decorative and contribute to many superb interiors. They can consist of inherently sound absorbent material, or utilise solid materials such as veneered timber-based boards manufactured with perforations. The proportion of perforation and the addition of further sound-absorbent insulation behind the panel will also contribute to the capacity of the acoustic wall to absorb sound, thus reducing reflected sound.

This provides greater auditory clarity, which benefits the users and occupants through better perception of the sound, e.g. speech and music. The intended use of the space will influence both the level of absorption required and where in the spectrum of frequencies it is desired, depending on the usage of the space.

Appropriate levels of acoustic absorption are recognised to be vital to the enjoyment of the working environment and are also instrumental in helping to contribute to better productivity, reduced staff fatigue and enhanced well-being.




Acoustic Insulation


This is primarily about limiting or preventing the transmission of noise into or out of the interior space, which can be intrusive and distracting for users.

Typically, the design of the building will include consideration of any potential noise sources, e.g. machinery that needs control both External (e.g. proximity of roads, railways etc), but also Internal (e.g. Music Venues, Recording Studios) where sound may cause a nuisance to neighbouring locations.




Is there a need for both Acoustic Absorption and Insulation?



Yes! A room could potentially be superbly isolated to reduce or eradicate the passage of sound into or out of it, yet, without effective control of internal reverberation the user experience will still be unsatisfactory at the best and possibly even unpleasant.

Alternatively, the acoustic experience of a room with good control of echoes will also suffer if there is intrusive noise of machinery from elsewhere.

Therefore, when selecting the right products for acoustic walls it is important to understand both the difference and the connection between these two separate elements of sound control and to get the right advice.


Vtec are expert in providing modular and customisable acoustic walls and walling systems that provide effective reverberation control to suit the needs of your project.

We can help you to:

  • achieve effective reverberation control
  • select the right system – that best suits your design and application
  • Incorporate the right details into your specification
  • incorporate complex integration requirements
  • Achieve innovative solutions to design and installation challenges


We thought it may be helpful to provide a brief recap of our product ranges alongside some examples of how they might be used in your projects.


Slats, Beams and Acoustics


Our proven systems provide adaptable and bespoke wall and ceiling options to suit your project and deliver strong visual impact alongside unrivalled acoustic performance:

  • Slatted timber ceilings and acoustic walls – for wood slatted panel systems designed for efficient installation, choose SupaSlat
  • Acoustic panels – where acoustic performance is key in a functional space, choose Supacoustic
  • Large format beams – lightweight feature beams for strong visual impact, choose MaxiBeam
  • PET acoustic panels – make a design statement whilst improving the acoustics of your space, with EchoTone


Our systems can incorporate access requirements, service integrations, bespoke geometric shapes and angled ends.



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