When it comes to sourcing visually appealing systems and ceiling products that offer optimal acoustic solutions, South African architects and interior designers don’t need looking any further than the sales programme of Saint-Gobain Gyproc.
Saint-Gobain Gyproc has a portfolio of products that not only add to the overall aesthetic appeal of a project, but offer acoustic excellence, including Soundbloc, the recently launched lightweight construction system that prevents the transmission of noise; Gyptone, a flexible patterned ceiling product that effectively absorbs sound; and Rigitone acoustical ceiling boards, which are typically used in upmarket extreme high-noise locations.
Gyproc has used international best practice to develop a locally manufactured and tested acoustic plasterboard system that limits the transmission of sound as loud as 81dB between rooms. It is finished in a light-blue colour paper for easy identification on site.
The board used in the SoundBloc system includes a specially manufactured lightweight steel stud and track structure, and glass-wool insulation made from up to 80% recycled glass. It is suitable for use in environments from hospitals to schools and cinemas.
Imported by Saint-Gobain Gyproc, Rigitone is produced in Germany and is available in South Africa in two perforation patterns with differing acoustic properties. The boards are assembled in a jointless system.
Rigitone acoustical ceiling boards are supplied with a specifically designed black-tissue that works with the perforations in the board to provide outstanding sound absorption performance values at low, medium and high frequencies. This board is particularly suited to noisy environments such as indoor sporting arenas, shopping centres and restaurants.
Gyptone is a versatile, aesthetically pleasing ceiling product that creates a natural and elegant visual link to the room, while offering optimal acoustic solutions – most suited for use in sound studios and education lecture rooms.
The product has acoustic tissue laminated on the back, adding to the absorption of sound. It reflects light and contributes to a pleasant light environment, minimising large contrasts. It is easy to clean and can be painted and repainted using rollers without compromising sound absorption. The patterned finish was designed to contribute to the acoustic qualities and offers the completed ceiling character.
Saint-Gobain Gyproc systems and ceilings offer customers a range of product options when it comes to acoustic properties. Contact Gyproc to discuss your project and explore what products would best meet your requirements.
Tel: 086 027 2829