An Overview of Acoustic Doors For Recording Studios

Here is an overview of acoustic doors for recording studios – how they work and the different options avaliable from FSE Special Purpose Doors.

Ensuring that ambient noise is constrained is fundamental to the construction of a recording studio. This is achieved by implementing acoustically treated barriers in recording spaces and control rooms.

Our acoustic doors are built to an extremely high quality when it comes to both soundproofing and safety, and are suitable for all types of studio setups, from home recording spaces to commercial studios.

Acoustic Doors For Recording Studios

In Australia, acoustic doors must meet certain ‘Rw’ sound resistant standards set out by the BCA and are tested and certified accordingly 
(see: ISO 140-3: 1995 – “acoustics – measurement of sound insulation of buildings and of building elements”).

Our acoustic doors can double as fire doors and other protective doors. They can also be used in boundary walls, where both noise control and fire resistance may be required.

Acoustic Doors can be made of a range of materials, such as galvanised steel, laminated steel sheet metals and feature certain finishes and/or decorative veneers to suit any aesthetic requirements your studio may desire.

How Do Soundproof Doors Work?

Any kind of door works as a sound barrier in some respect. With standard doors, however, sound waves will still manage to make their way through unless further preventative measures are taken. These measures include sound insulation and sound absorption – putting up an acoustic barrier.

The greater the mass of the insulation material per unit area of a door, the more soundproof it will be. A double-leaf partition – two sections separated by an air gap filled with a sound absorber – is an efficient and practical sound absorber.

Read more about how soundproof doors work here.

Types of Acoustic Doors Avaliable For Recording Studios

Acoustic doors can be purchased to suit a range of frame types and sizes, depending on the needs of your recording studio. We offer the following kinds of acoustic doors for recording studios:

• Single or double swinging doors – Standard swinging acoustic doors are suitable for a number of applications in a recording studio. Double action acoustic doors are suitable in studios where doorways must allows the flow of traffic to pass by pushing the door from both directions. Very handy in spaces where gear is constantly loaded in and out.

• Single or double sliding doors – Acoustic sliding doors are suitable in studios where a conventional side hung doors is impractical.

Fire or smoke doors – Commercial recording studios must comply with fire safety regulations as with any other commercial space. Our acoustic doors can also be build to comply with fire safety regulations set out in the BCA.

• Heavy or lightweight doors – Our acoustic doors can be customised to meet the needs of any recording studio, from heavy soundproofing to lighter applications.

All door types can be manufactured and installed with the required accessories and hardware, including frames, hinges, acoustic seals, handles and closing/locking mechanisms, as well as additional features like peep holes or viewing windows.

FSE Specialise Purpose Doors specialises in designing and manufacturing soundproof doors based on our client’s requirements. We work in conjunction with skilled acousticians to ensure we can present custom solutions for any studio.

If you’re looking to for acoustic doors or soundproofing for your existing doors, contact FSE Special Purpose Doors on 1300 4 DOORS.