Acoustic Barrier Panels are a very important and popular product in sound and vibration insulation and prevention. There are many different types of acoustical panels, however the most effective type are ones without a finish or face material, all that will do is interfere with the acoustic substrate or infill.
There is a method to increase the sound absorption and that is to add a fabric cover, the fabric adds further sound protection and is a cost effective way to achieve better results. If the fabric is already attached it is known as a ‘pre-fabricated panel’, if laid onto a wall this provides excellent results. The fabricated panels are however limited in size with the substrate ranging from 2′ x 4′ to 4′ 10′.
There are many different methods for sound Ceiling Rafts protection, ceiling tiles are another very effective method, acoustical foam, enclosures and insulation, sound insulation is quite complex and while all of these methods separately will give you results it is when all of these methods are combined at once that optimal results are achieved.
This can however be a very costly process, each method requires different materials and often different professionals to perform the work, this instantly increases the cost of labour. There are certain companies out there where their technicians are trained in all departments and can fulfill all of your acoustic needs.
If you do not have the money to use all of these together then I strongly suggest you do your research and figure out which is right for you, weigh up the pro’s and con’s to make a decision.