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thin moving isolation walls

Postby Hexo » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:24 am

Hi there,

We're about to make some thin walls and put them on rails to make some music classrooms in a big space. First thing to pop in mind was a couple of pre built plaster walls with rock wools in between. But normally rock wools are not so thin and actually this setup didn't work the best in our previous building. I'm reading about many solutions online, but they are really hard to find in our region. Can you please suggest something a little DIY-ish (like elastic resin sheets, do they work like barrier mat recommended by some people?) to put between plaster walls or a totally new setup?

Any ideas are highly appreciated.
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Re: thin moving isolation walls

Postby Jack Ruston » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:40 am

This isn't going to work.

If you want to divide a space up into classrooms where students are relatively undisturbed by adjacent lessons, you need to construct a number of fairly robust, permanent structures, separated from each other mechanically, as much as possible. They need to be fully enclosed spaces. The actual construction is important...the materials and techniques used. You can isolate spaces using temporary panels that can be wheeled into place for example. They'd need to be built in a permanent way. Exactly how robust they need to be will depend on how much isolation you require, and what you're trying to isolate. If someone is playing drums in one room, and others studying music theory in another, you'd need some significant construction, and expense. If the noise is just 'room level' it's rather easier. You might also need to factor in the sound within the space....if you're using examples through speakers, that students need to listen to, the internal acoustics will be an important factor.

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Re: thin moving isolation walls

Postby Hexo » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:30 pm

Jack Ruston wrote:This isn't going to work.

If you want to divide a space up into classrooms where students are relatively undisturbed by adjacent lessons, you need to construct a number of fairly robust, permanent structures, separated from each other mechanically, as much as possible. They need to be fully enclosed spaces. The actual construction is important...the materials and techniques used. You can isolate spaces using temporary panels that can be wheeled into place for example. They'd need to be built in a permanent way. Exactly how robust they need to be will depend on how much isolation you require, and what you're trying to isolate. If someone is playing drums in one room, and others studying music theory in another, you'd need some significant construction, and expense. If the noise is just 'room level' it's rather easier. You might also need to factor in the sound within the space....if you're using examples through speakers, that students need to listen to, the internal acoustics will be an important factor.

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Thank you Jack, I'll consider all you mentioned.
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