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20 posts on acoustics, health and sustainability

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Today we are compiling the latest blog posts on acoustics, health and sustainability. Spigogroup wood cladding and acoustic panels improve acoustics, protect our health and help care for the environment, and we have written a lot about this. Here are our 20 most recent posts on acoustics, health and sustainability:   1.  5 reasons to use wood if you want to earn BREEAM certification 2.  Spigoacustic and Spigotec A+ wood acoustic panel 3.  Wood and health: 5 benefits of wood for your health 4.  Spigogroup’s Spigoline brand A+ wood slat cladding 5.  Workplace acoustics with flexible, multi-purpose spaces 6.  FSC/PEFC wood acoustic panels: Why are they more environmentally-friendly 7.  What is the fire performance of Spigogroup’s B-s1-d0 wood acoustic panels? 8.  The importance of acoustics in restaurants and bars 9.  Wood acoustic panels combined with rock wool – Sound Absorption Data 10. European wood acoustic panels; Is wood from European forests better? 11. The benefits of acoustic conditioning in hospitals 12. How to distinguish good wood acoustic panels? 13. Acoustic conditioning for videoconferencing rooms, is it necessary? 14. What is acoustic comfort? Is it affected by reverberation? What is acoustic conditioning for? 15. Acoustic conditioning of town halls or council houses 16. Sustainable wood cladding, more than just a fad 17. Acoustic panels in hotels, what do they contribute? 18. Acoustics in schools and speech clarity 19. 5 places in your office where to show your love of wood 20. Office acoustics and work performance  

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We knock on wood with you hoping to enjoy a great 2023

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With the expression "knock on wood" we seek to attract good luck and keep bad luck away. By using it we evoke our longing for everything to go well, our wish that we all enjoy a great 2023. We have never all so completely agreed on something: we live in uncertainty, in fear of what might happen. We live perplexed. But it just seems incredible. We have not finished getting out of a pandemic scenario and we already have to face new and great challenges: the war in Ukraine and its threat of nuclear apocalypse, the problems in transport and supplies, the global climate crisis, the increase in the costs of energy and raw materials such as wood, the general increase in prices, etc. So there is nothing left but to knock on wood, enjoy its warm feel and that relaxed, intimate connection with nature it brings us and hope that the new year will surprise us with good news, the kind that help renew hope in the future and humanity. We are carpenters. We work with and touch wood every day. Surely this brings us luck and helps us in the year that we start. But we also want that luck for you. That is why we invite you to knock on wood and share with us our hope that everything goes well in 2023, that we have work and health, and that we can enjoy this Christmas, and the rest of the year, happily together with our loved ones. Merry Christmas. We knock on wood with you to enjoy a prosperous 2023.           If you liked this post you may also be interested in:   - Wood and health: 5 benefits of wood for your health - Spigogroup’s Spigoline brand A+ wood slat cladding - Workplace acoustics with flexible, multi-purpose spaces - The benefits of acoustic conditioning in hospitals        

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Slotted or oblong perforated acoustic panels

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Many people notice walls in offices, restaurants or auditoriums covered with slotted or oblong perforated acoustic panels but they do not know what they are for. Although they play a major aesthetic role, because wood is a widely used material in interior decoration, the truth is that they are used to control reverberation, acoustically conditioning the room. These acoustic tiles have a number of perforations on their surface that allow sound to pass through to a black 0.25 mm sound-absorbent veil. Depending on the percentage of the panel surface that is perforated, the panel absorbs more or less sound. Finally, we only need to choose the panel that has the sound absorption capacity we need to balance out noise effects, such as reverberation. Spigotec's catalog features nine models of acoustic panels that have slotted or oblong perforations ranging from the TAURO 5 PAR model with 6.5% of its surface perforated to the ARIES 16 model with 11.10 % of its surface perforated. All can be used with melamine, natural wood, lacquered or HPL finishes, on standard, fire-retardant or water-repellent MDF supports. Installation is very simple and can be done with exposed profile, fineline T15, semi-exposed T15/T24 or concealed T24 systems for ceilings, and concealed T24 systems (6mm), dovetailed or Omega+Grapa profile systems for walls.   SEE MODELS                       If you liked this post about slotted or oblong perforated acoustic panels, you may also be interested in:     - Spigoacustic and Spigotec A+ wood acoustic panels - Workplace acoustics with flexible, multi-purpose spaces - FSC/PEFC wood acoustic panels: Why are they more environmentally-friendly? - Round-hole perforated acoustic panels    

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Designer ceilings with solid wood slats at Leyre Monastery (Part 1)

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Designer ceilings with solid wood slats are not just for offices or restaurants that seek to look modern and sophisticated. Sometimes the most classic locations, even old ones, can hold surprises with totally current designs. Today we bring a project, still underway, for the expansion of the visitor reception area of the Leyre Monastery. This historic monument from the eleventh century, then the spiritual cradle of the ancient Kingdom of Navarre and today, one of the main tourist attractions in the area, is basically built of stone. Therefore, the first idea for the project was the need to offer a warm welcome to visitors, in contrast with the cold, humid stone of the building, so it was decided to opt for wood panelling for the ceiling and walls. Together with Javier Sancho Domingo and Aitor Martínez Rico, architects from the Architectural Heritage Section of the Government of Navarra, a spectacular custom suspended false ceiling was designed, employing the Spigoline GRID solid wood slat system. The ceiling is laid out in a large chequered pattern with two lines that alternate perpendicularly in the direction of the slats, creating an original and elegant space. The 4-15-70-75 cladding model has been chosen with a section of 15x70 mm solid wood slats and 75 mm spacing. Some of the walls are also being covered with this system to complete a total of more than 150 m².         If you liked this post about designer ceilings with solid wood slats, you may also be interested in:   - 3 examples of the use of wood slat cladding in offices - Spigogroup’s Spigoline brand A+ wood slat cladding - Wood slat panels for office ceiling and wall decoration - 8 frequently asked questions about the use of wood slats in decoration  

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