Wakefield Acoustics launch new acoustic louvres range

17th January 2018

We are delighted to announce we have launched our latest range of acoustic louvres, believed to be the only acoustic louvre range currently on the UK market which has been independently tested by Salford University to the latest international standard BS EN ISO 10140-2:2010.

The updated range has been developed and tested as part of the company’s latest R & D activities and encompasses standard single bank acoustic louvres available in depths of 150mm and 300mm, with high-performance chevron style louvres also available at an overall thickness of 300mm and 600mm. Non-standard louvre depths can also be accommodated to suit specific applications.

How are acoustic louvres manufactured?

Louvres can be manufactured from a variety of materials including pre-galvanised sheet steel, pre-coated/coloured steel, stainless steel or aluminium. The robust outer casing is fabricated with fixing holes to allow connection to the builder’s work opening.

Contained within the casing is a series of horizontally mounted blades set at a standard pitch of 150mm, filled with dense mineral fibre acoustic insulation. Blades are formed with an integral rain lip to improve weather protection.

What are the benefits of acoustic louvres?

Acoustic insulation materials are odourless, rot-proof, non-hygroscopic, do not sustain vermin and will not encourage the growth of fungi, mould or bacteria. Where products are installed in an external application, or subject to high levels of moisture, the acoustic media can be further wrapped in an acoustically transparent polyester film. For mechanical protection, the media is faced with a layer of perforated steel.

The new acoustic louvres range can be manufactured with a variety of customer-specific options including bird guards, external flashing, mounting frames and secondary support steelwork as well as a wide variety of finish options depending on application requirements.

Louvred door sets can also be supplied and are manufactured with louvre cartridges mounted into a steel hollow section framework for stability and integrity. Standard door sets are supplied with a peripheral frame for fitting into a builder’s work opening, complete with butt hinges, a D-handle and a deadlock with an internal thumb turn.