It’s always great to ask a client how a project went and have them tell you,
“It’s been perfect for people with hearing aids. The fridge just hums away in the corner, but there’s just no echo anymore. The first night we had it done, we had about a dozen people in here, and I could hear the TV from the bar! Used to not be able to hear a conversation. Looks nice too!”
The venue is the Hodgson Vale Community Sports Club. The community hall is available for hire for weddings, functions large or small and fitness groups. Due to the variety of activities on-site, the acoustics must be optimal.
Hodgson Vale Community Sports Club contacted Avenue because their room was loud, echoey and uncomfortable. With the lack of soft furnishings and extensive hard surfaces (ceilings, walls and floor), any sound made within the room was accentuated and reverberated around the space.
AcousTech attended the site to conduct Reverberation Time Testing. Post the initial visit, a simple report was collated, illustrating the current situation and benefiting from installing acoustic treatment.
From AcousTech’s recommendations, Avenue Interior Systems quoted the acoustic treatment for space. Through the entire process, Avenue Interior Systems worked with the client to choose colours and installation methods as there are plans in place to renovate the facility further, so the wall panels needed to be movable.
The final solution was white Calando Panels on the ceiling and Calando One in neutral shades for the walls. To allow for relocation of the wall panels in the future, Avenue Interior Systems designed a removable fixing method using an aluminium channel. The capping channel was powder coated to match the panel creating a seamless result.
The results of the installation were beyond expectations. The improvements created a more comfortable and usable space for the community.
Improving the acoustics in your community halls can increase venue hire and staff and clients’ overall experience.
For more information about commercial noise control solutions, call the Avenue Interior Systems team on 1300 827 177.