Farrat have a strong pedigree in the cinema industry we know from our experience that every cinema has a unique acoustic profile, and that one size or system does not fit all. This is why we designed four grades to reflect all possible variables; auditorium size, shape, location, acoustic function, audience capacity, technical specification, budget and lead time.
Indeed, our successful CineFLOOR, CineWALL, CineSTEEL and CineTIMBER range has been adapted for other applications including bowling, theatres and concert halls to name a few.
Our customers include Cineworld, VOX, VUE, REEL, Odeon and Empire. Please scroll down to review our extensive library of case studies including multiplex cinemas to boutique auditoria and even private viewing rooms.
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Key acoustic isolation considerations when developing a cinema
When constructing a cinema, acoustic isolation is a critical consideration to ensure a high-quality sound experience for the audience. Here are some important acoustic isolation considerations for cinema construction:
Sound transmission class (STC): The walls, ceilings, and floors of the cinema should have a high STC rating, which measures the ability of the building’s envelope to reduce sound transmission. A higher STC rating means less sound transmission and better acoustic isolation.
Vibration isolation: Cinema construction should include measures to isolate vibration from external sources such as trains, construction sites, or heavy traffic. Farrat’s product range help to control vibration and sound transmission both into and out of cinema auditoriums.
Airborne sound: Cinema construction should include measures to minimise the transfer of airborne sound, such as installing sound-absorbing materials, sealing all openings, and using double or triple glazing windows.
Impact sound: Impact sound can be a significant problem in cinemas, especially in multi-level buildings. Measures to reduce impact sound transmission include using a floating floor system, installing an acoustic underlayment or carpet, and isolating the walls with resilient channels.
HVAC noise: Cinema air conditioning and ventilation systems can generate noise that can affect the sound quality. Careful attention should be paid to the HVAC system design and installation to minimize noise levels.
Room acoustics: The interior design of the cinema, including its shape, materials, and layout, should be carefully considered to optimise the room acoustics for the sound system.
Soundproofing doors: Doors are often overlooked as a significant source of sound transmission. Soundproofing doors should be installed with airtight seals and sound-dampening materials.