Acoustic wall for childcare centre
14 September 2016
A project management company was in the process of building a childcare centre located near a highway. A brand new townhouse development was situated adjacent to the childcare centre, and the architects requested the installation of a boundary fence with strong acoustic properties to prevent noise pollution. This would be particularly important for the project given that local council applies strict noise controls to residential areas, and a childcare centre can be a significant noise source.
The client opted for TrendWall provided by ModularWalls. TrendWall fulfilled the project’s aesthetic and acoustic requirements whilst also proving far more cost-effective. When rendering expenses are taken into account, a modular solution ends up being significantly cheaper. This was a key factor for the project given the childcare centre is considered a commercial space, and therefore needed to meet budget demands. While the initial brief only required a boundary fence for acoustic purposes, the client also made use of ModularWalls retaining panels that accompany the TrendWall for retaining purposes. Part of the boundary was converted into a highly effective retaining wall to successfully hold off a section of soil at the rear end of the property.