A complete range of solutions for isolating raked seating and secondary steelwork in cinemas.

When designing an auditorium, it is critical that the acoustic performance of the cinema screen is not compromised by rigid connection to any surrounding structures. Our CineSTEEL systems ensure that the most important secondary structure in a cinema, the raked seating, is kept totally independent of the main structure, the structural floor slab and any adjacent screens.This keeps cinema sound where it belongs and prevents unwanted noise intrusion.

CineSTEEL is primarily intended for use with concrete stadia. It is widely compatible with a variety of steel frame type and baseplate/bolt combinations and will keep sound constrained to its source in auditoriums of all shapes and sizes.


The ultimate isolation grade for a new generation of 4DX cinemas.

CineSTEEL MAX - Base column

CineSTEEL MAX Features:

  • ƒn @ Operating Load: 12 Hz
  • ƒn @ Dead Load: 14 Hz
  • Isolator Thickness: 50 mm
  • Max Pressure: 4.0 N/mm2
  • Max Live Load: 4x Dead Load
  • Isolator Type: Point Load, Bespoke-Cut

Designed specifically for 4DX auditoria, CineSTEEL MAX incorporates high damping isolators to control and constrain vibration while still providing exceptionally high levels of sound insulation performance.


Where optimal performance meets optimal price.


CineSTEEL PRO Features:

  • ƒn @ Operating Load: 12 Hz
  • ƒn @ Dead Load: 14 Hz
  • Isolator Thickness: 25 mm
  • Max Pressure: 2.0 N/mm2
  • Max Live Load: 3x Dead Load
  • Isolator Type: Point Load, Bespoke-Cut

Our most frequently specified grade of raked seating isolation. CineSTEEL PRO suffers no compromises from low mass or high stiffness isolators to achieve the highest ratio of acoustic isolation
vs. price.


Maximising sound insulation with minimal imposed load.


CineSTEEL LITE Features:

  • ƒn @ Operating Load: 14 Hz
  • ƒn @ Dead Load: 20 Hz
  • Isolator Thickness: 12.5 mm
  • Max Pressure: 0.05 N/mm2
  • Max Live Load: 2x Dead Load
  • Isolator Type: Standard Strip

CineSTEEL LITE is designed for lightweight cold-rolled and SFS structures which impose line loading. It utilises high strain expanded polyeurethane strips to extract maximum isolation performance despite low structural dynamic mass.


Market-leading sound insulation for cost-constrained projects.

CineSTEEL NEO - Base column

CineSTEEL NEO Features:

  • ƒn @ Operating Load: 22 Hz
  • ƒn @ Dead Load: 30 Hz
  • Isolator Thickness: 20 mm
  • Max Pressure: 1.25 N/mm2
  • Max Live Load: 2x Dead Load
  • Isolator Type: 2x Point Load,
    Cut On-Site

High levels of both sound insulation and load bearing capacity can be achieved thanks to the engineered cork filler of the CineSTEEL NEO isolation material.

Choose from our four CineSTEEL Grades

For structural and architectural reasons, it is important for secondary steel to deflect at a minimal and constant rate. This can be very difficult to achieve in typical cinema raked seating designs if the structure is mounted on low stiffness isolators with eccentric or variable load distribution.

CineSTEEL grades overcome this problem delivering controlled live load deflection at low natural frequencies:

  • For point loaded isolation bearingshigh-performance acoustic isolators are sized to match the baseplate profile to eliminate the risk of debris bridging the cavity. This bespoke sizing, along with individually designed tuning holes, provide a consistent rate of deflection across the whole structure, despite varying load profiles.
  • For line-loaded isolation strips – variable stiffness response and pre-compression are used to achieve the same goals.


For more information on how to integrate CineSTEEL into your design, please refer to the ‘Key Design Considerations’ section in the CineSTEEL Guide here.

CineSTEEL Grade Suitability

To identify which CineSTEEL grade of raked seating acoustic isolation is right for your stadia, use our suitability table below:

CINE STEEL Grade Home Cinemas Music Practice Rooms Existing Structures TV Studios Theatres & Concert Halls Commercial Cinemas 4DX
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From initial consultation, through to design, manufacture, supply, installation and inspection, our world-class engineers will ensure that CineSTEEL is the most effective system for your project.

We work regularly with the most respected cinema brands currently leading the market, including Cineworld, VOX, MUVI, VUE, REEL, Odeon, Everyman and Empire.

We fully understand and continually meet each of their individual requirements.
So you can rest assured that your project is in safe hands with Farrat.

City Centre Mirdif, VOX

City Centre Mirdiff, Dubai – VOX

Cinema Raked Seating made better with CineSTEEL

Mall of Arabia – MUVI

Everyman Cinema - Auditorium isolated by Farrat

Altrincham, UK – Everyman Cinemas

Cineworld, Watford

Watford, UK – Cineworld

Farrat Total Acoustic Responsibility:
Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation & Inspection

Regardless of the CineSTEEL grade you choose, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that our expert engineers will be on hand to advise you every step of the way. We provide our customers with the best technical solutions to their engineering challenges and we always uphold client interest to make sure that the project is delivered successfully.

Design, Manufacture & Supply

Each CineSTEEL grade uses natural rubber isolators that are manufactured by Farrat in the UK, under an ISO 9001 compliant quality management system. All systems have been performance tested in UKAS and IPAC accredited laboratories.

The compounding and manufacture of our isolators is backed by over 60 years of Farrat research and development in elastomer science. The full range of Farrat Vibration Isolation Elastomers can be found here.

Special care has also been taken to consider build-ability, reliability and robustness in each design to ensure that the operator’s key interests are upheld, such as acoustic performance, longevity and life-cycle cost.

CineSTEEL designs do not require any ongoing maintenance and will last for the entire lifetime of a building. We are so confident of this that we offer performance warranties up to 25 years – the longest in the industry.

Global Logistics

CineSTEEL products have a 1-day to 3-week lead time.

We hold stock in both the UK and the MENA regions, which are managed by our distribution partner Unigroup. We also regularly export worldwide and have done for the last 60 years.


Installation & Inspection

All of our CineSTEEL systems are designed with ease of installation and follow-on trades in mind. Our team of engineers are on hand to offer advice relating to installation and we often provide site teams with installation training, followed by installation inspection.

We can deliver this both remotely and on-site, anywhere in the world.

Our fully trained installation partners include AcouStruct (UK), Unigroup (MENA) and our Farrat Team (Global).

Farrat Manufacture all Cine Acoustic Isoaltors
Steel Column Isolation using Farrat CineSTEEL Pads
Farrat Site Support

Contact our Technical Team