SOUND REDUCTION SYSTEMS LTD

ADAM STREET
OFF LEVER STREET
BOLTON
LANCASHIRE BL3 2AP

Tel: 01204 380074
Fax: 01204 380957

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Sound Reduction Systems Ltd have over 30 years’ experience in the manufacture of acoustic products for sound insulation, soundproofing and sound absorption.

Full members of the Institute of Acoustics our technical team are able to help and advise you on the best products to meet and exceed your project specification whether your project is a residential property, school or healthcare environment. With our vast range of products you can be guaranteed SRS have the right solution for you. 

At SRS we offer a number of services to architects and specifiers to assist with the specification of our high performance acoustic floor wall and ceiling products and we make it as easy as possible to access information on our products and systems online. We also have a dedicated team of specialists with a wealth of industry knowledge on hand to answer any questions you may have.

 

The sectors SRS work in are:

  • Schools – providing acoustic control between classrooms or sound absorption in hallways, canteens or gyms.
  • Leisure – From village halls and sports centres to bars, hotels and restaurants SRS have the solution to help control the noise with a full range of soundproofing and reverberation products to suit your needs.
  • Industrial – Factories and manufacturing plants can be notoriously noisy places with noise traveling through offices, boardrooms and administration areas. Here at SRS we provide a suite of products to block out the noise from the areas needed.
  • Public Sector – Whether you are looking for a solution to sound reverberation in a museum or soundproofing for hospitals, council offices or even police interview rooms. Our range of products will provide the answer.
  • Entertainment – Bars, clubs, music venues and theatres. No matter what the performance space is SRS provide the right products and advice to help you control the acoustic performance of your venue.
  • Domestic – SRS can provide a full range of domestic soundproofing solutions to aid in combating common problems within residential properties.
  • Commercial – SRS provide both products and advice on dealing with sound and reverberation throughout offices, contact centres, boardrooms and much more.

 

Our Range of Products Include:

Soundproofing Floors

  • Acoustilay - A unique acoustic flooring system combining both mass and resilience to help reduce both airborne noise (TV, Music, Speech), and impact noise (Footsteps, etc.). Acoustilay can be used to introduce effective soundproofing in many domestic, residential and commercial environments.
  • Acoustilay 8 above Maxi 60 Ceiling - A high performance acoustic flooring system. Acoustilay 8 can be used to enhance the acoustic performance of the SRS’ 60 minute fire rated Maxi 60 Ceiling System - exceeding the sound insulation requirements of Part E of the Building Regulations by a significant margin.
  • Maxidec - An extremely high-performance acoustic flooring system, designed to deal predominately with the problem of airborne noise travelling through floors. 
  • Subprimo - SubPrimo is a high-performance acoustic underlay product, specifically designed for use beneath timber floor finishes such as laminate, engineered and solid wood.
  • Acoustilay Tilemat - The latest member of the Acoustilay family – specifically designed for installation under ceramic and stone floor tiles.
  • Impactafoam - Designed to form a resilient layer reducing impact noise transmission in concrete and timber floors. 

 

Soundproofing for Walls

  • Maxiboard Masonry Wall - a composite soundproof board that offers excellent acoustic insulation performance and is a very strong, high impact resistant board, suitable for taking screws and fixings direct. 
  • Maxiboard Independent Wall Lining – Ideal for reducing the sound transfer through separating walls in terrace and semi-detached housing, as well as flats and apartments. A high performance building board designed to meet the requirements of building regulations part E.
  • Maxiboard Timber Stud - A patented composite soundproof board manufactured from cement and gypsum with a polymeric core. This composite building board offers excellent sound insulation performance and is a very strong, high impact resistant board.
  • Acoustic Socket Boxes - SRS Socket and Service Boxes are designed to ensure the acoustic integrity of any metal or timber framed separating wall that contains sockets and/or services. 
  • Maxi Slab - A semi-rigid, resilient, non-combustible, mineral wool product, available in thicknesses of 25, 50, and 100mm.

 

Soundproofing for Ceilings

  • Maxi 60 Ceiling - Can be used as an alternative to plasterboard to dramatically increase the acoustic performance of both existing and newly constructed walls and ceilings. The Maxi 60 ceiling system is ideal in situations where Building Regulations Part E compliance is required along with a 1 hour fire separation.
  • Maxi Dropped Ceiling - The Maxi dropped ceiling System is ideal in situations where compliance with Building Regulations Part E is required, or noise transfer through a ceiling is an issue, but you don’t want the disruption of removing the existing ceiling. The Maxi Acoustic Dropped Ceiling can be installed beneath existing plasterboard and lath and plaster ceilings.
  • Maxi MF Ceiling - The Maxi MF acoustic ceiling system is ideal in situations where the ceiling needs to be dropped below steels beams or other architectural features.  Maxi MF also offers practical advantages, where existing constructions are not perfectly straight and true, as the strap hangers used to support the system can be cut to different lengths.
  • Total Party Floor Solution - SRS has designed a ‘Total Party Floor Solution’ that will enable clients to install any floating laminate or engineered timber floor finish whilst maintaining a high level of acoustic insulation. 
  • Sound Blocker - The most comprehensive system available for reducing the breakout of sound through suspended ceilings. They are ideal for use where partitions are installed only to the underside of the suspended ceiling, and will reduce the problem commonly found within the office environment of room to room noise.

 

Acoustic Vertical Cavity Barriers

  • Soundbreaker - SoundBreaker is a versatile and easy to install solution to cross-talk noise transfer via floor and ceiling voids that can achieve 48dB Dnc,w. 
  • Soundstop - Soundstop is a multi-purpose acoustic barrier, suitable for many applications where the breakout of sound is a problem. 
  • Soundbar – A high performance, semi-flexible acoustic barrier designed to reduce sound transmission through suspended ceiling voids. Soundbar can reduce room to room noise by up to 53dB. Soundbar provides maximum speech privacy and protection against unwanted noise.

 

Sound Absorption Solutions

  • Sonata Aurio - Acoustic panels that offer a practical and cost-effective way of controlling reverberation. Sonata Aurio absorbers are suitable for application onto walls and ceilings and can be installed cleanly and quickly using our recommended adhesive.
  • Sonata Vario - A unique design offering simplicity of installation for either walls or ceilings - and with enhanced acoustic performance in mind.
  • Sonata Memo - The Sonata Memo is an acoustic absorber and notice board in a dual function panel. This combined practicality offers many advantages.
  • Coustifoam - A matt black acoustic foam, designed for installation where acoustic absorption is required (i.e. to reduce reverberation). It is ideal as an acoustic lining to soffits or walls, or for laying over the back of open-cell suspended ceilings. The flexibility of Coustifoam allows it to be easily formed around penetrations or follow any contour.

 

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ACOUSTIC ABSORBERS Sound Absorption Materials .
ACOUSTIC AIR DIFFUSER HOODS
ACOUSTIC BARRIERS Suspended Ceiling .
ACOUSTIC BLANKETS .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Sound Absorbing .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Sound Reduction Noise Reduction
ACOUSTIC CURTAINS
ACOUSTIC DECKING . .
ACOUSTIC DESIGN Services Schools BB93
ACOUSTIC ENCLOSURES . .
ACOUSTIC FITTINGS
ACOUSTIC FLOORING Acoustic Overlay .
ACOUSTIC FLOORING Matting .
ACOUSTIC FLOORING Membranes .
ACOUSTIC FLOORING Noise Reduction Membranes .
ACOUSTIC FLOORING Refurbishment .
ACOUSTIC FLOORING Systems Acoustic Floors
ACOUSTIC FLOORING Systems Approved DOC E 2003
ACOUSTIC FOAM Sound Absorption Foam .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Ceiling Pads .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Concrete Floor Concrete Subfloor
ACOUSTIC INSULATION DOC E Approved .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Flooring .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Flooring Airborne Sound Insulation
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Flooring Approved DOC E 2003
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Flooring Impact Sound Isolation
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Flooring Steel Frame Structures
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Flooring Timber Flooring Overlay
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Flooring Timber Frame Structures
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Floors .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Foams .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Mats .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Mats Impact Noise Reduction
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Noise Control .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Pads .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Partition Walls .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Party Floors Document E Compliant
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Party Walls .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Party Walls Document E Compliant
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Refurbishment .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Screed Isolating .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Sound Absorbing .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Sound Control .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Suspended Ceiling Mats Rolls Slabs
ACOUSTIC INSULATION UnderScreed .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Walls .
ACOUSTIC ISOLATION Hangers .
ACOUSTIC LININGS . .
ACOUSTIC LININGS BS 3638:1987 .
ACOUSTIC PANELS Industrial .
ACOUSTIC PANELS Laminate Faced .
ACOUSTIC PANELS Purpose Made .
ACOUSTIC PANELS Sound Absorbing .
ACOUSTIC PANELS Suspended Ceiling Hung
ACOUSTIC QUILTS
ACOUSTIC RESILIENT BARS
ACOUSTIC RESILIENT SPONGE
ACOUSTIC SEALS . .
ACOUSTIC SERVICE BOXES
ACOUSTIC SERVICE BOXES RD Compliant .
ACOUSTIC SOCKET BOXES
ACOUSTIC SOCKET BOXES RD Compliant .
ACOUSTIC SOLUTIONS Purpose Made Solutions .
ACOUSTIC STRIPS . .
ACOUSTIC TILES Ceiling .
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS .
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS Approved Document E 2003 .
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS BS 2750 .
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS Concrete Slabs .
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS Flooring Underlays .
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS Laminate Floors .
ACOUSTIC UNDERLAYS Retrofit .
BOARDS Acoustic .
CARPET Underlay Acoustic
CEILING SOUND ABSORBERS Acoustic Suspended .
CEILING TILES Acoustic .
CEILING TILES Suspended Ceilings .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Soundproofing .
FIRE COVERS DOWNLIGHTER HOODS . .
FLOOR Acoustic Mats .
FLOOR Sound Deadening Systems .
FLOOR Sound Insulation Strips .
FLOOR PANELS Acoustic .
FLOOR PANELS Thermal Insulating Insulation .See Also INSULATION BOARDS: Flooring
FLOORING Acoustic .
FLOORING Sound Reduction System .
FLOORING UNDERLAYS Acoustic .
FLOORING UNDERLAYS Acoustic BS 2750 .
FLOORS Separating Soundproofing
INSULATION BOARDS Acoustic / Thermo-Acoustic .
INSULATION BOARDS Flooring .
INSULATION BOARDS Flooring Acoustic Refurbishment
INSULATION BOARDS Floors .
INSULATION MATS Acoustic See also ACOUSTIC INSULATION
INSULATION MATS Sound Deadening .
MATTING Acoustic .
MEMBRANES Floor Flooring
NOISE CONTROL .See Also ACOUSTIC: .
PARTITION BOARDS Acoustic .
PARTY WALLS Soundproofing .
SOCKETS ELECTRIC Acoustic .
SOUNDPROOFING Acoustic Insulation .
SOUNDPROOFING Approved Document E .
SOUNDPROOFING Domestic .
SOUNDPROOFING Floors .
SOUNDPROOFING Industrial .
SOUNDPROOFING Mats Sound Insulation
SOUNDPROOFING Metal Deck Roofs .
SOUNDPROOFING Partitions .
SOUNDPROOFING Underlay .
SOUNDPROOFING Walls .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Acoustic .See Also ACOUSTIC CEILINGS:
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Sound Absorbing .
WALL PANELS INTERNAL Acoustic See Also ACOUSTIC PANELS:
WALL PANELS INTERNAL Sound Absorbers .See Also ACOUSTIC PANELS:
WALLS Separating Soundproofing .
ACOUSTILAY Acoustic Underlay
ALPHACRETE Acoustic Blocks
BLACK LANTOR Acoustic Insulation
COUSTIFOAM Acoustic Lining
IMPACTAFOAM Sound Insulation
MAXI 30 Acoustic Ceiling
MAXI 60 Acoustic Ceiling
MAXI HP Acoustic Partition
MAXI SLAB Acoustic Insulation
MAXIBOARD Acoustic Building Board
MAXIDECK Acoustic Flooring
SONATA AURIO Sound Absorber Panels
SONATA VARIO Sound Absorber Panels
SOUNDBAR Acoustic Gasket
SOUNDBLOCKER Acoustic Insulation
SOUNDSEAL Acoustic Gasket
SOUNDSTOP Acoustic Barrier
SUBPRIMO Acoustic Insulation

Sonata Acoustic Absorbers offer Salvation

August 2022

Another Success for Sonata

Word of mouth testimonials stemming from real life experiences are a critical part of Sonata’s success as an acoustic system, as proved to be the case with the large, modern church hall belonging to the Southport Corps of the Salvation Army.

Sound Reduction Systems Ltd (SRS) were recommended to the salvation army by Ian Bennet, a now retired local filmmaker and Media Specialist, who had benefitted from SRS’ specification services and the installation of their decorative, Class A rated Sonata Aurio acoustic panels on a previous project at Bijou cinema in Southport.

SRS were contacted by leaders at the Salvation Army, on Mr Bennett’s advice, and a time was agreed for a free of charge site visit to measure up the room in detail and talk about the noise problem being experienced. SRS Director, Alex Docherty commented:

“It was immediate clear that the salvation Army had an impressive and modern new facility to conduct their activities in but, unfortunately, the excess reverberation and echo in the main hall was causing many issues for the congregation in terms of speech intelligibility and they were finding it difficult to understand what was being said. This was down to the sheer size of the space, combined with the fact that there were virtually no soft furnishings or finishes in the room.”

After the visit, SRS were able to use their in-house software to create an acoustic model of the room and see how it was currently performing. Using the information gathered, including room dimensions and surface finishes, they were able to add exactly the right amount of their Sonata absorbers to the model to cure the problem and send the client a full report detailing the ‘before and after’ performance, a quotation, and a layout proposal of how the panels would be arranged in the hall.

A number of years passed as funding was accessed and SRS were invited back to the hall to discuss some further issues that had been occurring with the brass band. Luckily, SRS had recently completed a project for a local brass band in their practice hall and were able to put the salvation Army in touch with them so they could hear how the treatment had transformed the rehearsal space. A few adjustments were made to the original specification to take into account the location of the band in the hall and the order was placed. The fitting of the panels took place over one weekend and following the installation Mr Bennett stated:

“Although it has taken several years to get to this point, if something is worth doing then it is worth waiting for and doing it right! The service this last Sunday was wonderful. For the first time in over ten years I was able to hear every word without a constant battle with my hearing aids settings - up, down, induction loop, ambient - as the service progressed. Although no more than I expected from my experience of your work at the Bijou cinema all those years ago, what you have achieved is superb. Thank you.”

If you have a noise issue in your church or village hall and would like a free consultation please get in touch to see how SRS can help with soundproofing and sound absorption. You can email info@soundreduction.co.uk or call 01204 380074 or fill in the simple 3 Step Estimator form online for your FREE report and quote: https://www.soundreduction.co.uk/3se/.

Church Partnership Calls on SRS to Solve Acoustic Issues in Café and Hall

July 2022

Acoustic Solution for Wharton and Cleggs Lane Church and Community Centre

In 2014 the churches of Wharton and Cleggs Lane decided to form a partnership to protect each other from closure that looked imminent if they remained on their own. Since forming the partnership, the Church has flourished and is now well known for its Community Cafe, Foodbank, community allotments, nature trail, Men's Shed, befriending scheme and brass band concerts and is also used regularly by local community groups, sports clubs and Local Authority Organisations.

The old Cleggs Lane chapel was in a very poor state or repair so the decision was taken to build a new church and community centre on the Cleggs Lane site. After much planning and fund raising and overcoming many challenges, the old chapel was demolished and a new modern multi purpose church was built. It was finally completed in mid 2020, during the Covid lockdown and it wasn’t until 2021 that the new church was able to be used.

The new church proved to be a great success but it was soon apparent that there were serious acoustic issues in certain spaces within their new building, specifically, the café and main hall. The poor acoustics were affecting all of the guests and volunteers that were using the space.

Once the decision was taken that something must be done Church Trustee, Keith Mann, contacted acoustic absorption experts, SRS Ltd, to see if they could help. After an initial discussion with a member of the SRS Ltd technical team a free of charge site visit was arranged so where detailed measurements and notes on the spaces were taken. Upon entering the information into the SRS Ltd acoustic modelling program SRS notices that both the café and the main hall has very poor reverberation times. SRS Ltd Technical Director, Richard Sherwood, commented:

“It was found that the café had a reverberation time of 3.12 seconds and the main hall a reverberation time of 3.63 seconds. Both of which would have been very uncomfortable to operate in when busy and it was clear that our Sonata absorption products needed to be introduced.”

Using their software and the information gathered on site, SRS Ltd were able to accurately specify exactly the amount of absorption required in each area to cure the problem and design a layout of how the panels should be arranged in the rooms. All of the information was presented to the church along with itemised quotations for the work and SRS were instructed to proceed with the solution. SRS installed their suspended Sonata Aurio panels in both areas and reduced the reverberation times down to 0.97 seconds for the café and 1.22 seconds for the main hall – both of which represented a huge improvement in the acoustics of the rooms.

Following the installation, Keith Mann, from the church, commented:

“We are delighted with the finished product. It has made a massive difference to the acoustics, both in the main church hall and the café/entrance area. It also looks good, much to the relief of many of our older members. The fitter did a great job completing the task over the weekend (including a very early start on Sunday morning) enabling us to hold the church service on Sunday.”

If you have a noise issue in your church or village hall and would like a free consultation please get in touch to see how SRS can help with soundproofing and sound absorption. You can email info@soundreduction.co.uk or call 01204 380074 or fill in the simple 3 Step Estimator form online for your FREE report and quote: https://www.soundreduction.co.uk/3se/.

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