An Overview of Residential Acoustic Doors
Residential acoustic doors may be required in home theatres or recording facilities. Let’s take a look at how they work and the different types we offer.
Some residential spaces present special environments where ambient noise reduction is required. This includes houses with home theatres and other entertainment spaces, audio recording facilities, and specialised work spaces. This is achieved by implementing acoustically treated sound barriers – specifically, acoustic doors.
Our acoustic doors are built to an extremely high quality and are suitable for any number of specialised residential applications.
Residential Acoustic Doors
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”).
Acoustic doors can be made from 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 home may require.
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.
You can read more about how sound proofing works here.
Types of Residential Acoustic Doors Avaliable
Acoustic doors can be purchased to suit a range of frame types and sizes, depending on the needs of your home:
• Hinged fire doors – Our standard hinged fire doors are perfect for use in residential spaces where room is limited. Our product has been designed and engineered specifically for heavy duty use that also offer excellent performance levels of security, longevity and sound attenuation.
• Single or double sliding doors – Acoustic sliding doors are suitable in spaces where a conventional side hung door is impractical.
• Heritage door upgrades – Some older homes in Australia are of cultural or historical significance and are protected by heritage preservation orders. We are experts in installing tested and approved sound proofing systems to existing heritage doors that adhere to modern regulations while maintaining traditional aesthetics.
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 situation.