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CMS ACOUSTICS - SoundLay Plus Makes The Grade At The Montpellier Chapter

CMS Acoustics, the UK’s leading provider of acoustic solutions, has delivered SoundLay Plus, a high performance and competitive acoustic overlay, to combat noise transfer at a Grade II listed Cheltenham hotel. Installed at The Montpellier Chapter to exceed Part E Regulations, the composite sandwich laminate incrementally dampened impact and airborne sound in all guest bedrooms.

The most recent addition to Swire Hotel’s esteemed portfolio, before The Montpellier Chapter could be deemed fit for purpose a complete refurbishment and new build crescent-shaped wing were required. Accommodating 61 luxury guestrooms over three storeys, it was identified at the design stage that impact energy generated though footfall could jeopardise the quality of the acoustic environment. Equally, excess nuisance noise created by in-built audio equipment in every suite posed a major acoustic issue, compounding on already high noise levels.

In response to the challenge of both impact and airborne sound, CMS Acoustics specified SoundLay Plus, a high performing yet cost effective acoustic barrier, for The Montpellier Chapter refurbishment. As a result, contractors for the project, Thomas Vale Construction installed 1,000m˛ of the resilient acoustic overlay in all guest bedrooms to significantly reduce the passage of noise through the floor.

As part of stringent listed building controls, the acoustic solution needed to be compatible with the retained wood subfloor. Primarily designed for timber applications but suitable for use with all subfloor types, SoundLay Plus achieves impact sound attenuation of 55dB and airborne sound insulation of 49dB. An excellent under-carpet noise barrier, the versatile acoustic overlay was fitted with a carpet floor finish in all guest bedrooms.

Supplied in standard thickness sheets of just 12mm that facilitate ease of handling, the 1.2m by 1m acoustic tiles can be cut to size to fit any specification. Delivering an efficient installation whereby the acoustic overlay material is staggered directly on top of the subfloor, SoundLay Plus accommodates all construction programmes.

Graham South, buyer, Thomas Vale, commented: “Managing the refurbishment, we required a premium acoustic treatment that could be effortlessly installed in the luxurious establishment. Supplied in thin, easy to handle tiles, the versatility of SoundLay Plus enabled us to cut the acoustic material to fit the unusual room layouts. By helping to retain the proportions of the guestrooms at the same time as delivering superior impact energy and airborne sound insulation, SoundLay Plus met all of our project requirements.”

A high density, recyclable acoustic barrier and Class O acoustic foam composition, the SoundLay range has been fully tested on basic floor constructions to provide excellent acoustic attenuation with both timber and concrete subfloors. Suitable for use in commercial and residential developments, the acoustic overlay is ideal for use in new build, retrofit or refurbishment programmes.

Paul Absolon, technical director, CMS Acoustics, concluded: “To maintain a high level of guest comfort at all times, it was not sufficient to solely tackle impact sound at The Montpellier Chapter. A robust acoustic treatment, SoundLay Plus effectively limited all noise transfer between rooms. Well-suited to hotel installations with an emphasis on quality, the cost effective acoustic treatment is ideal for applications that require additional impact and airborne sound insulation, helping to ensure the comfort of guests throughout their stay.”

For further details on the SoundLay range and other acoustic products available through CMS Acoustic please email below:

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