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Bradford Acoustic Solutions
Party & Interior WallsResidential & Commercial 14External Walls18Roof/Ceiling Systems18Floor/Ceiling Systems23Floors24Plumbing25Gutters &Downpipes26Pipes, Tanks &Vessels27Factories &Workshops27Acoustic Baffles29Acoustic Enclosures30Vibration Damping34Air Conditioning Systems36
Bradford Acoustic Solutions forSpecialty Applications
Home Cinema46Auditoriums47Sports Complexes48Canteens/Restaurants50Karaoke/Night Clubs50Shopping Centres51Recording Studios52Heavy Plant53OEM Application53
The Nature of Sound 54Sound Transmission57Flanking Paths59Sound Absorption59Reverberation61Room Acoustics64Industrial Acoustics67Speech Privacy68
Floor/Ceiling Systems69 – 70
Product Data71Sound Absorption Coefficients74Static Insertion Loss/Silencers77Air Flow Resistivity78
CSRBradford InsulationRegional Contact Details
The Bradford Insulation Group forms part of theBuilding Materials Division of CSR Limited. CSRBradford Insulation manufactures and markets anextensive range of insulation products offering outstandingthermal, acoustic and fire protection properties for use inall types of domestic and commercial buildings.Two mineral fibre insulation types are available;‘Bradford Glasswool’, which is manufactured bycontrolled felting of biosoluble glass wool bonded witha thermosetting resin; and ‘Bradford Fibertex
Rockwool’which is spun from natural rock and bonded with athermosetting resin. Both are available in sheet or rollform and as moulded pipe insulation.Bradford Thermofoil
are a rangeof aluminium foil laminates available in various grades.All CSR Bradford Insulation products are tested tomeet stringent quality control standards incorporatingquality management systems such as AS3902/ISO9002.
ABOUT THIS GUIDE.
The purpose of this guide is to provide information on thetechnical benefits obtained with the inclusion of acousticinsulation materials in the construction of all types of buildingsas well as noise control of machinery.The range of Bradford products and their applicationsis presented along with data and worked examples toillustrate design considerations.This Acoustic Design Guide also outlines the basicproperties of sound, and methods for its control. It does notset out to provide a definitive solution to every conceivablenoise problem. Rather, it aims to explain the principlesinvolved, so that these principles can be applied along withcommon sense, to overcome common acoustic problems.Acoustics is however a complex science, and there willbe many instances where the services of specialist acousticconsultants or noise control engineers are indispensable.The reader is cautioned against investing large sums of money in noise control without first seeking advice.This is particularly pertinent where compliance withnoise abatement orders is concerned.
To assist designers, a free and comprehensive technicalservice, as well as advice and assistance in specifying and usingBradford products is available from CSR Bradford Insulationoffices in your region. Further technical data and productupdates are also available on the CSR Building SolutionsWebsite:
Information included in this Design Guide relates toproducts as manufactured at the date of publication. Asthe CSR Bradford Insulation policy is one of continualproduct improvement, technical details as published aresubject to change without notice.