Acoustic fencing, can also be known as Acoustic barrier fencing or Soundproofing fencing is able to 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 areas ranging from residential, education and transport to commercial and industrial, 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 barrier 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.
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. 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.
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:
An acoustic barrier should have a lifespan of at least 20 years.
Our high-quality timber acoustic fencing is an attractive, environmentally-friendly solution to the problem of noise pollution.