Acoustic Fence

Acoustic Fence

Acoustic fence panels reduce or prevent sound and noise.

Acoustic fencing has been designed and tested to provide a reduction in sound level. Soundproof fences act as insulators and are basically modified to prevent sound waves coming from the external environment and thus creating a soundproof environment.

Acoustic fencing is a type of soundproof fencing method used by many industries, like homes as well as schools, to reduce unwanted environmental and external noise pollution. Acoustic fencing is designed to reduce the impact of environmental noise pollution, which has been shown to cause chronic stress, hearing damage, hypertension, diabetes and even heart problems.

Quality acoustic fencing can reduce noise pollution by up to 32 decibels. As per study, the level at which detrimental health effects become evident is 55 decibels, while WHO guidelines for night-time noise recommend less than 40 decibels to prevent adverse health effects.

Acoustic fencing systems can be installed to use against the environmental sound waves that are generated by excessive and unwanted levels of noise vibration – these noise vibrations are typically caused by high volumes of vehicles, people and machinery.

Acoustic fencing is the most effective solution in reducing excessive and unwanted noise across many applications, ranging from residential, education and transport to commercial and industrial.

The acoustic barrier fence is built to keep out environmental noise (high winds) as well as external noise pollution (caused by the surrounding people, vehicles & machinery).

Acoustic fencing works by creating an adequate barrier to disturb and repel any unwanted sound. This can have an extreme effect, noticeably reducing noise levels and minimising any previous disruption.

Aside from effective noise management, acoustic fence panels offer greater levels of privacy and are more aesthetically pleasing than industrial-styled security fencing. Acoustic fencing in a school environment not only creates a noise barrier to boost pupil learning by creating a calmer working environment, it can also improve community relations and reduce complaints from local residents.

The effectiveness of any noise barrier is dependent on five main factors:

  • Material density
  • Barrier construction
  • Barrier height
  • Distance between noise source and receiver
  • Relative height of source and receiver with respect to barrier

An acoustic barrier should have a lifespan of at least 20 years.

Timber acoustic fencing is highly effective at reducing noise transmission by up to 32dB. Timber is easy to work with. The timber is pressure-treated and the steel posts are galvanised, so we are able to give a 25-year guarantee. Our high-quality timber acoustic fencing is an attractive, environmentally-friendly solution to the problem of noise pollution. Timber acoustic fencing achieves most of the noise reduction by reflecting sound waves back off the wooden panels, so the soundproofing improves as fence height increases.

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