For a groundbreaking and prestigious residential building in the very heart of fashionable Knightsbridge,the levels of engineering innovation led to SIDERISE being the obvious choice for developing an acoustic material that could offer exceptional sound transmission performance at one of the noisiest junctions in London.
Designed by Lord Richard Rogers and featuring some of the world’s most expensive homes, One Hyde Park demanded acoustic performance levels that not only met, but exceeded the criteria demanded by Building Regulations ‘Approved Document E’. For this challenging project, the acoustic panel specification required that the final choice in material solution had to be as thin as possible for both practical and aesthetic reasons. To meet these requirements, independent UKAS accredited laboratory data was required before the product could be finally approved.
Ed Clarke of Clarke Saunders Associates, Noise Consultants commented: “We set out to achieve a performance greater than 40dB Rw, a challenge for such a thin, single panel which would normally be limited to around 30-35dB. The result of 46dB Rw for the SIDERISE FIP High Performance Acoustic Panel doesn’t quite defy the laws of physics, but it’s a very impressive outcome, and a very useful product.”
SIDERISE FIP high performance acoustic panel was offered, which comprises of four primary layers in composite form, offering a combination of stiffness and damping within a high mass panel with a nominal thickness of only 31mm.
The SIDERISE FIP high performance acoustic panel was tested at Sound Research Laboratories and the test results far exceeded expectations for a thin, single homogenous panel. Normally limited to 30-35dB, it achieved 46dB Rw proving that the FIP panel was in a class of its own.
Testament to the acoustic solution achievement, One Hyde Park was highly commended by the judges at the ANC Acoustic Awards due to the complex acoustic challenges faced and the sound insulation solutions provided in this extremely high profile project.
This simple effective solution is now being considered for use in a large number of projects, for office and residential fit-outs in both the UK and overseas.