WOODSORPTION is a natural wood product and
therefore, when acoustic panels are stored in places where they will not
be used for immediate installation, they must be sealed in an airtight
and moisture proof condition at room temperature. This is because
wood based materials are susceptible to moisture.
WOODSORPTION panels are installation
friendly. They are produced with one long edge which has a
machined tongue and the other long edge has a machined groove. The
panels are fitted by mating the tongue edged to the grooved
edgeresulting in a seamless run of panelling.
The installation of acoustic panels should
be carried out in a sequence from left to right from upside to downside.
The panels are cut to fit on site. Traditional woodworking tools
are suitable for cutting the panels. If panels are cut using a
fine tooth table saw, the panels should be cut face up to avoid
scratching and at a slower speed to avoid tear-out or chipping.
A black acoustic fleece is laminated to the
rear face of the panels. It is recommended to paint the
backgrounds at the points where the panels join to avoid any potential
The panels are fixed using nails, staples or
screws via the tongue and groove joint onto pre-installed timber battens
(normally 50 x 50mm) on the walls. The timber battens should be
spaced no more than 300mm apart.
We recommend a test installation to be
carried out to ensure that everything is satisfactory before proceeding
with the full installation.
Panels should only be handled wearing clean,
lightweight white gloves during installation to avoid soiling the
1. All WOODSORPTION
panels are should be installed in accordance with the
2. All necessary hardware
and accessories for a complete
job installation are to
be furnished by the contractor.
3. Installation of panels
should not begin until all wet work such as plastering, concrete etc. is
completely dry. The panels are designed for storage and
installation under standard occupancy conditions from 100C to
200C and no more than 75% R.H in an enclosed building.
4. The contractor shall
be responsible for the examination and acceptance of all surfaces and
conditions prior to the acoustical panel installation.
5. The panels should be
acclimatised to the room where they are to be installed for 48 hours
prior as they are natural wood products and therefore, susceptible to
1. Install WOODSORPTION
panels using nails, staples or screws into pre-fixed timber battens
fixed at a minimum 300mm distance between each other.
1. WOODSORPTION panel
systems are supplied by:
Sound Service (Oxford) Ltd. 55 West End,
Witney, OX28 1NJ
Tel: 08707 203 093 Fax: 01993 779569