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International Noise Awareness Day

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Today, the last Wednesday in April, is a very special day for those of us who are devoted to improving acoustics in rooms, spaces and buildings: International Noise Awareness Day. Numerous studies regularly carried out by companies and institutions reveal that the high level of noise produced by traffic and human activity causes serious health complications for millions of people: damage to the cardiovascular system, sleep disorders, anxiety, memory loss, respiratory and endocrine system alterations, and so on. Poor acoustics also causes learning difficulties for children and increases stress in office settings. On this day we want to raise awareness of the importance of protecting ourselves from noise and noise pollution and ensuring healthy spaces where we can enjoy the necessary acoustic comfort that we all desire. Carrying out acoustic conditioning with acoustic panels, such as those manufactured by Spigogroup, controls reverberation, thereby avoiding the need to raise the volume of conversations due to intelligibility issues and helping to maintain optimum sound levels for health. Protection against noise pollution is based on three pillars: good soundproofing, to protect us from external noise, proper acoustic conditioning, to assure acoustic comfort indoors; and regulations limiting noise emissions. Let us remember that managing noise is an investment, not an expense, as it will cut health care bills and increase productivity in classrooms and workplaces.         If you liked this post about improving acoustics, you may also be interested in:   - Acoustic conditioning of classrooms: calculation of reverberation time and recommendations - What are micro-perforated acoustic panels? How many models are there? - Acoustic panels for Lezkairu Health Centre - The benefits of using wood panels in Passivhaus-certified projects    

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Spigogroup launches new wood slat cladding with PET felt insulation

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Spigogroup strengthens Spigoline's catalogue offering with the launch of the PET System, a new type of wood slat cladding with PET felt insulation. The new SPIGOLINE PET is an acoustic panel with a modern and timeless design that combines solid natural obeche wood slats arranged in parallel with an eco-friendly insulating panel with high thermal and acoustic performance, made of 80% recycled polyester fibres, 100% recyclable and with a low carbon footprint. Its straight lines with solid obeche wood in combination with the felt back give it a great acoustic performance, notably improving absorption as well as providing thermal insulation. The new SPIGOLINE PET wood slat cladding combines sustainability, aesthetic appeal and easy installation, making it the ideal interior cladding for ceilings and walls. It is very easy, quick and clean to assemble, as the low density obeche wood is very easy to handle and the PET felt can be easily cut with a normal saw, circular saw or jigsaw. In addition, the black felt is flexible, which allows the cladding to adapt easily to walls and curved areas, thus allowing it to participate in projects with more original and avant-garde designs. The PET System comes with 4 different models (6-70-15-30, 10-30-35-30, 12-35-15-15 y 12-35-30-15) and, together with the 36 GRID system models, 12 ACOUSTIC system models and 22 LINEAR system models, they complete the extensive catalogue of Spigoline's wide range of interior cladding solid wood slats.         If you liked this post about wood slat cladding, you may also be interested in:     - How to install solid wood slats on walls - Acoustic conditioning of classrooms: calculation of reverberation time and recommendations - What are micro-perforated acoustic panels? How many models are there? - The 7 advantages of using ayous wood interior cladding in your projects          

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Interior wood cladding at the new Práxedes Mateo Sagasta Secondary School in Logroño

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At Spigogroup we have carried out countless projects manufacturing and installing interior wood cladding for schools but, without a doubt, the one we bring to this blog today is very special. The Práxedes Mateo Sagasta Secondary School was built in 1900. It is one of the most emblematic buildings in Logroño and, just a few weeks ago, it reopened its doors after several years of extensive renovation and refurbishment. The building has been completely modernised, both in its aspect and functionally, whilst preserving its history and heritage. Spigogroup's participation in the project was crucial, as it simultaneously worked on floors, walls and ceilings, with wood cladding, wood technical doors and special made-to-measure furniture, including phenolic lockers and cubicles. As for interior wood cladding, we manufactured and installed wall and ceiling cladding in walnut, white lacquered or compact formica finishes, references F1040 and F7923. We also installed more than 400 m² of Spigoline Grid 6-30-70-30 model solid wood slat cladding, with black grilles and finished in white-tinted obeche wood with autoclave bs1d0. In addition, we mounted Spigoacustic 28-16-16, wood acoustic panels made of flame retardant MDF laminated with white phenolic Alpine F-1040, as well as slotted ceilings in 15 mm flame retardant poplar plywood. In the auditorium we took care of the Prodema walnut supra floor, the bleachers, the steps, the stand aprons and nosings in natural matt varnished wood. Walnut plywood plinths, skirting boards, cupboards, benches, handrails, door frames and a high-performance plywood floor with autoclave flame retardant and woodworm treatment complete our long list of wood works.                 If you liked this post about interior wood cladding, you may also be interested in:   - Acoustic conditioning of classrooms: calculation of reverberation time and recommendations - Acoustic panels for Lezkairu Health Centre - The relationship between architectural acoustics and luxury - The 7 advantages of using ayous wood interior cladding in your projects      

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How to install solid wood slats on walls

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Installing solid wood slats on walls is not complicated if you opt for quality wood slats with a tried-and-tested fastening system adapted to the characteristics of the material. Minimalist decoration with wood has conquered the hearts of decorators and interior designers and we are discovering more and more designs that include walls, or parts of them, clad with solid wood slats. All agree that, aesthetically, the effect of warmth, order and spaciousness offered by this type of wall cladding is unequalled. However, proper installation is crucial in ensuring work safety and also a final visual result with the straightness, parallelism and symmetry that they contribute to the design of a space. At Spigoline we have three types of interior cladding employing wood slats, each with its own wall installation system:   GRID System: It is made up of slats of solid Wood (square or rectangular sections) positioned parallel to each other, joined together by wooden rods (12 mm diameter). The GRID System is installed on the wall using a fast and effective anchoring system based on positioning os Spigoline grills through U clips on wooden spacer estructure.   ACOUSTIC System: It is made up of superior acoustic panel with ovoid or circular holes and solid wood slats (square or rectangular section) positioned parallel to each other and perpendicular to this support. The ACOUSTIC System is installed on the wall using an assembly system.   LINEAL System: It is made up of solid wood beams (square or rectangular cross-section) laid parallel to one another and held together by wooden struts. They are screwed onto wood battens which are always perpendicular to the slats.       If you have any questions, please contact Spigogroup's technical department: comercial@spigogroup.com           If you liked this post about install solid wood slats on walls, you may also be interested in:   - The 7 advantages of using ayous wood interior cladding in your projects - Designer ceilings with solid wood slats at Leyre Monastery (Part 1) - 3 examples of the use of wood slat cladding in offices - Spigogroup’s Spigoline brand A+ wood slat cladding            

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