“wow, what a difference they make, and they just look like they are quite a simple panel too!”
Mansfield Kindergarten is a Childcare Centre located in country Victoria – 2.5 hours North-East of Melbourne.
They required noise reduction in their kindergarten rooms to make the rooms more comfortable for teachers and students. The Centre prides itself on all children being provided with a quality education within a safe, nurturing, stimulating and caring environment.
Mansfield Kindergarten contacted Avenue Interior Systems to provide them with an acoustic solution. The Childcare Centre was struggling with excessive noise in the kindergarten rooms. Too much noise can cause frustration, stress and health problems for teachers and poor behaviour and interrupted learning for children. Loud environments are not conducive to happy, productive, play-based learning, and are especially detrimental to children with hearing and learning disabilities.
The noise challenges stemmed from children playing, shouting and laughing in a room full of hard surfaces. The room construction is plaster, glass and lino flooring with minimal absorption in the room. Therefore, any noise made in the room is accentuated by the reflective surfaces and reverberated throughout the space.
Often, in similar applications, we would install absorptive noise control solutions to the walls and the ceilings. Due to the limited wall space, installation of the acoustic treatment could be on the ceiling only. Calando Panels were the chosen solution, due to their high acoustic performance and simple installation. The panels are finished in white to blend into the ceiling.
The installation of the Calando Panels exceeded the expectations of the staff at Mansfield Kindergarten, and they are now looking at installing similar treatment in other classrooms in their facility.
“Wow, what difference they make, and they just look like they are quite a simple panel too!”
“The panels are awesome! Our teachers say they have made a huge difference and it’s been noticeable, especially for the children who are affected by noise. So great. We hope we can do our other room in the future.”