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Why lower a ceiling and how to do it with accessible wood ceilings

By Architecture, Construction, Decoración, Decoration

Lowering the ceiling and installing accessible wood ceilings continues to be a vital intervention in commercial premises projects or in the renovation of old buildings, even if it may not be as necessary in a new home. The primary reason is economic. Lowering the ceiling of a room reduces the volume of air (in cubic metres) that needs to be climatized, thereby lowering the energy bill for the space. Additionally, with the installation of false ceilings, we have the option to add insulating elements that will also help maintain the room's temperature. Moreover, there are significant benefits to making the ceiling accessible. Installing an accessible ceiling creates a new space, known as a plenum, where all technical solutions, such as sensors, air conditioning, and electrical wiring, can be placed. This keeps them hidden and prevents them from affecting the aesthetic of the project. Consequently, this allows for more welcoming and brighter spaces that, thanks to the wood, also convey a sense of elegance and warmth. To lower a ceiling, you can utilise some of the options available in the Spigogroup catalogue of accessible wood ceilings:   - Exposed form: the exposed or flush mounting consist on the panels rest right above the profile.     - Semi-exposed T15/T24: the system of semi-exposed form allows the panels with inclined edges to conceal partially the profile.     - Concealed form T-24: the system of concealed form T-24 is based on an inverted “T” wich hides the profiling.     - Perfil Fineline T15: the system of fineline form allows the panels to rest above the fastening profile with spacers.       . . . If you liked this post about accessible wood ceilings, you may also be interested in:  - Acoustic panels for courts and the importance of acoustics in a judicial process - Performance of flame retardant wood panel cladding when exposed to fire - The acoustics of love and why you should use acoustic panels in your restaurant - What are wood removable ceilings?      

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Cladding with acoustic and decorative wood slats for the new Montepino offices

By Acoustics, Acústica, Architecture, Arquitectura, Construcción, Construction, Decoración, Decoration

Today we will review another new example of cladding with decorative wood slats for offices, both for acoustic conditioning and aesthetic reasons. A few years ago, Montepino, one of the largest owners, promoters and operators of logistics real estate in Spain, carried out a comprehensive renovation of the facilities at its headquarters in Zaragoza. Committed to the well-being of both clients and employees, they did not hesitate to take advantage of the opportunity to install solid wood lath cladding for optimal acoustic conditioning of main work areas. The Spigoline cladding system based on decorative wood slats offered the solutions they needed:   25 m² of Spigoline GRID system wood slat cladding, models 4-30-70-55 and 4-30-35-55 with white tinted finish and standard varnish. Fully assembled panel with 4 parallel solid ayous wood slats, each slat section 30x35 mm, spaced at 55 mm, joined with beech rods 12 mm diameter, panel open area 62,12 % or greater, panel mass per sqm 5,04 kg/m² or lower”   30 m² of Spigoline SOLID system wood slat cladding, model R-8_20_70_55 with PSM R12349 finish. This sound-absorbent, wood slat ceiling, forms grilles of solid Ayous wood laths with a cross-section of 20x50 mm and 70 mm high, placed parallel to each other, with a 55 mm gap between laths, which are nailed to the black-painted top board.     For the entrance area, we also manufactured loose Ayous wood laths with a 30x35 m section, tinted and varnished according to the project requirements.                 If you liked this post about decorative wood slats for offices, you may also be interested in: . - Acoustic panels for exhibition halls, museums and galleries - How wood panels help to achieve VERDE certification - Flexible wood slat cladding: so acoustics does not limit creativity - 3 examples of interior wood cladding for health centres or hospitals  

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Acoustics and Ergonomics in the Office

By Acoustics, Decoration

Acoustics and ergonomics in the office are fundamental elements for workers' well-being and productivity. In a work environment, such as an office, where concentration and comfort are crucial, the design of the space plays a key role in the performance and satisfaction of employees. Ergonomics refers to the design of workspaces and the objects within them to adapt to the physical and cognitive needs of users. However, good ergonomics in the office not only translates into comfortable and adjustable chairs that promote proper posture, desks at the correct height to avoid muscle strain, and technological devices that facilitate work without causing fatigue, but it must also address the various elements that define the physical work environment: lighting, acoustics, temperature, etc. Acoustics, in particular, have a very significant impact on workers' ability to concentrate and their stress levels. A noisy environment with poor acoustics that does not control reverberation and exposes workers to annoying echoes or sound effects can hinder communication, create constant distractions, and increase anxiety levels. Conversely, a well-designed acoustic environment, with sound-absorbing materials and appropriately arranged furniture, can create a calm atmosphere conducive to concentration. Therefore, it is recommended to use wood acoustic panels in the decoration of office walls and ceilings. These sound-absorbing solutions ensure good acoustics, supporting the ergonomic design of a workplace while offering the quality, distinction, and noble elegance of wood.         If you liked this post about acoustics and ergonomics in the office, you may also be interested in:   - 21 Articles on acoustic conditioning and insulation with wood - Ecological panels with SPIGOLINE PET slats: Solid slats or MDF slats? - Restaurant décor: the 3 mistakes you can’t make in 2024 - The importance of acoustics in coliving or cohousing

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Acoustics in hotel rooms: How can it be improved?

By Acoustics, Architecture, Construction, Decoration

The acoustics in hotel rooms play a crucial role in the overall guest experience. Good acoustics can make the difference between a pleasant stay and a bad experience that leads to criticism, bad reviews and non-return. It is therefore essential that hotels pay attention to this aspect and constantly look for ways to improve it. One of the first steps that can be taken to improve acoustics in hotel rooms is the choice of suitable materials. Sound-absorbent materials, such as wood acoustic panels, help to reduce reverberation and improve the acoustic comfort of the room. Others, such as insulating materials, reduce noise transmission between rooms and common areas, and floating floors and high-density carpets minimise impact noise and footsteps. Even the arrangement of furniture and decorative elements play an important role in the acoustics of a room, as they can help absorb sound and reduce reverberation. Another key is the correct maintenance of lighting, electronic devices and air conditioning installations. The hum of lamps, the hum of the refrigerator and the noise of the air conditioning can take us away from the calm and quiet environment we desire. Finally, it is essential to raise awareness and train hotel staff on the importance of maintaining a calm and respectful environment. Instructing them on how to manage noise during cleaning tasks, using equipment, and interacting with guests can significantly contribute to creating a quieter, more pleasant environment for everyone.           If you liked this post about the acoustics in hotel rooms, you may also be interested in:   - Acoustic conditioning of homes and the hearing impaired - Performance of flame retardant wood panel cladding when exposed to fire - What are wood removable ceilings? - What are accessible wood ceilings?    

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