SonaSpray fcx acoustic plaster spray

smooth and seamless acoustic plaster spray finish

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Hard Rock Hotel – Scott Brownigg, Roberto Lara Photography

creating calm spaces with acoustic plaster spray

Unlike traditional plasters, SonaSpray fcx spray absorbs sound energy instead of reflecting it, reducing reverberation times and overall noise levels, giving clarity to speech and music.

SonaSpray fcx is a seamless and decorative acoustic plaster spray finish with an attractive, flat and lightly pitted surface. It conforms to any surface shape (providing that the surface curvature will allow finishing with a trowel) and the high performance adhesive bonds to virtually all common construction materials including plaster, wood, metal and concrete.

This recycled and fire-rated acoustic plaster spray directly controls stressful noise reverberation in buildings, creating calm and inviting environments for people to spend time in.

A window ledge with two stripey cushions and a teapot on it, there are many trees outside.

fire-rated acoustic plaster spray

Our SonaSpray range exceeds the latest fire requirements set under the updated Fire Safety: Approved Document B.

SonaSprays Class 0 to BS476 and B-s1,d0 fire rating provides significant benefits over the new Approved Document B requirements by providing little to no smoke and absolutely no droplets, assisting in the safe escape of occupants.

Important Note: Always insist on obtaining a copy of the fire test report before using a product.

environmentally friendly acoustic plaster spray

Installed by ISO-14001 certified in-house operatives, SonaSpray fcx contributes towards many sustainable design and health certification systems. This includes BREEAM, SKA, Living Building Challenge and adds up to 17 points towards the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating of a project. The acoustic plaster achieves M1 certification as Low Emitting Building Materials. This is the best possible classification.

SonaSpray fcx is compliant with CDPH/ CA Section 01350 and are GREENGUARD Gold Certified for Indoor Air Quality. GREENGUARD Gold Products are now confirmed to show compliance with BREEAM rating system HEA Indoor Air Quality and ensure that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOC’s into indoor air. The SonaSpray acoustic plaster and acoustic spray range is also covered by an Environmental Product Declaration in accordance with ISO 14025 and meets the requirements of the Living Building Challenge and LEED.

SonaSpray fcx acoustic plaster achieves Cradle2Cradle and contributes towards satisfying many features under the WELL Building Standard®.

Made of fire treated, recycled paper and other rapidly renewable natural resources, SonaSpray can effectively lower the carbon footprint of the building project by sequestering rich stores of carbon for the life of the structure or application.

Combined with the right ventilation and thermal insulation, SonaSpray® can aid in condensation control by inhaling and exhaling moisture as the indoor climate changes.

SonaSpray fcx in ‘The Market’ 22 Bishopsgate. Project credits to DesignLSM and Adnitt Acoustics. Andrew Meredith Photography.

SonaSpray fcx advantages

  • SonaSpray fcx acoustic plaster controls noise by absorbing sound energy instead of reflecting it, reducing reverberation times and overall noise levels.
  • Class 0 to BS476 and B-s1,d0 fire ratings. View full fire ratings.
  • Contributes up to 17 points to the overall LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating of a project.
  • Product-Specific, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to ISO 14025 are available. See related PDFs below.
  • SonaSpray fcx achieves M1 certification for Building Materials emissions.
  • Can be applied to virtually any substrate configuration.
  • Can aid in condensation control by inhaling and exhaling moisture as the indoor climate changes.
  • The acoustic plaster is easy to repair locally.

Sonaspray fcx
technical specifications

Our SonaSpray range exceeds the latest fire requirements set under the updated Fire Safety: Approved Document B.

European fire test by Efectis Nederland:
B – s1, d0

UK fire test by Warrington fire research:
Class 0 to BS476 Part 6
Class l to BS476 Part 7

Full fire test reports available on request. Important Note: Always insist on obtaining a copy of the fire test report before using a product.

Its Class 0 to BS476 and B-s1,d0 fire rating provide significant benefits over the new Approved Document B requirements by providing little to no smoke and absolutely no droplets, assisting in the safe escape of occupants. Click here for more information on the fire properties of SonaSpray and the new Approved Document B requirements.

SonaSpray fcx installations are tailored to meet your specific projects architectural acoustic needs. There is a choice of finish and acoustic performance. Special colours can be manufactured for larger installations or for most applications the standard white RAL9010 finish can be refinished with water-based paint. SonaSpray fcx may be applied at variable thicknesses and areas to provide designed acoustic ambience. It is spray and trowel applied, building to the full thickness in one application.

Thickness125Hz250Hz500Hz1kHz2kHz4kHzNRCαw
6mm0.050.100.400.700.850.900.500.40
10mm0.100.250.600.750.850.700.550.55
13mm0.050.150.500.901.001.000.650.40
19mm0.150.450.800.850.850.950.750.75

Acoustic testing has been carried out against concrete. Substrates likely to provide increased performance include plasterboard with the use of an air gap behind, rib deck or profiled metal sheet. Please contact Oscar Acoustics’ technical department for free assistance.

Test DATA certified by TNO Technical University Delft NL. Tests were on a solid substrate. A panel substrate with air space behind the panel will change absorption; normally there is improved absorption at low frequency giving further flexibility in the design of architectural acoustics.

The SonaSpray range contributes towards many sustainable design and health certification systems including BREEAM, SKA, Living Building Challenge and adds up to 17 points towards the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating of a project.

The SonaSpray range achieves M1 certification as Low Emitting Building Materials. This is the best possible classification.

View M1 emissions classification certificate

SonaSpray finishes are compliant with CDPH/ CA Section 01350 and are GREENGUARD Gold Certified for Indoor Air Quality.  GREENGUARD Gold Products are now confirmed to show compliance with BREEAM rating system HEA Indoor Air Quality and ensure that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOC’s into indoor air.  The range is also covered by an Environmental Product Declaration in accordance with ISO 14025 and meets the requirements of the Living Building Challenge and LEED.

Made of fire treated, recycled paper and other rapidly renewable natural resources, SonaSpray can effectively lower the carbon footprint of the building project by sequestering rich stores of carbon for the life of the structure or application.

View environmental page

Oscar Acoustics have taken steps to reduce our environmental impact and demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment by achieving ISO 14001 certification.

View ISO 14001 certificate

ISO 9001: 2000 certification

SonaSpray is excellent at thermally insulating by creating macroscopic air spaces between and within the cellulose fibres. U-Values can be adjusted to your projects exact requirements by adjusting the spray material depth. SonaSpray insulates by creating dead air spaces macroscopically between and within the hollow cellulose fibres.

Dry weight 4.50kg/m2 at 20mm thick.

SonaSpray fcx can be applied to virtually any substrate; some surfaces may need priming to control suction. Old surfaces may need a barrier coating to prevent staining from leaching out of contaminants whilst the surface is wet. Fully cured SonaSpray fcx will not only improve the architectural acoustics but improve the strength of the substrate.

The adhesive used with SonaSpray provides a strong, durable and resilient bond. Fully cured SonaSpray can improve the composite strength.

Recessed services e.g. spot lighting will require a halo spacer to match the material depth. Oscar Acoustics manufacture and install stainless steel halo spacers (drawing available) to the same size as the hole cut out. Stop beads may be required around openings which again we can supply and install. Specially designed access hatches are also available through Profab, enabling the SonaSpray to continue across the hatch door. Problems can arrise from using other hatches. These items are at extra cost and are to be purchsed direct from the Profab. Please contact Oscar Acoustics for details and item code. Surface mounted fittings e.g. hanging/pendant lights will require pattresses to match the material depth. Please contact Oscar Acoustics for further advice.

Please Note: 90% of flangeless fittings do not work properly with any acoustic finish. If you are specifying a flangeless fitting, please contact Oscar Acoustics for advice.

Any interior space requiring improved architectural acoustics; SonaSpray fcx can be quickly and effectively applied to most prepared surface and construction configurations helping to achieve minimum working down-time in existing structures, with abilities to meet critical deadlines in new construction. SonaSpray fcx trowelled finish has a durable, flat pitted surface and is suited to walls and ceilings in restaurants (see photos), offices, public buildings, hotels, shopping complexes, conference rooms, large domestic rooms and indoor pools.

Please note that it is important not to use moisture resistant plasterboard as this can cause staining of wet applied products. Oil based stain barrier paints can be used to prevent this. Please consult Oscar Acoustics for more information.

A minimum of 12.5mm thick plasterboard, installed to British Gypsum specification should be used.

  • SonaSpray is manufactured by ICC to ISO 9001.
  • Installed using a four stage Oscar Acoustics quality assurance plan.

Oscar was established in 1978; this experience enables us to provide a well detailed, quality installation that stands the test of time. From specification to installation, everything is kept in-house. Oscar Acoustics only use qualified in-house operatives who specialise in installing our systems to ensure high standards are maintained.

  • BIM Objects available for every product.
  • All products are included within all current NBS software.
  • Recessed and surface mounted items possible – see website for more information.
  • Standard detail drawings for most situations.
  • Bespoke detailing solutions possible.

Standard Colours: (s) = Stock (ns) = Non-Stock

SonaSpray fcx: Arctic White (s), White (ns)

SonaSpray fc: Arctic White (s), White (ns), Black (ns)

SonaSpray K-13 Special: White (s), Light Grey (s), Grey (s), Dark Grey (ns), Black (s), Beige (ns), Tan (ns)

SonaSpray K-13: White (s), Light Grey (s), Grey (s), Dark Grey (ns), Black (s), Beige (ns), Tan (ns)

Bespoke colours are manufactured to order. Minimum order quantities apply and square meterage is dependent on the product and thickness of spray. Please send us your colour requirement using a Dulux paint reference and we will respond with quantity, price and colour samples.

SonaSpray fcx can be over-painted or applied with additional coats of SonaSpray. Small damage can be repaired by hand. If SonaSpray fcx is disturbed or damaged so that fibre is released into the atmosphere, the resulting contamination is harmless. Maintenance work can be undertaken while the building is occupied. Please refer to COSHH data for detailed product analysis.

whitepaper

Office acoustics, if left unchecked can be detrimental to staff welfare and productivity, with over half of those surveyed reporting that their offices were too noisy.

Download our whitepaper today to discover how you can enhance acoustics and raise productivity in the workplace.

SonaSpray fcx acoustic spray used throughout HIDE restaurant – Credit to Andrew Meredith Photography.

SonaSpray for interiors that sound as good as they look

SonaSpray fcx acoustic plaster spray is ideal for use in offices, atria, swimming pools, classrooms, restaurants and any interior public places. Our SonaSpray range of acoustic plasters and acoustic sprays enable architects and designers to create beautiful modern spaces that sound as good as they look.

Our white acoustic plaster finish can be spray painted to a chosen colour, with minimal effect on the sound absorption qualities and its ability to control reverberation. Bespoke colour materials are also available (minimum order quantities apply).

Independent acoustic test data for painted SonaSpray fcx is available on request.

acoustic spray projects

Hospitality

Hard Rock Hotel, London

SonaSpray fcx, SonaSpray fc

SonaSpray fcx & fc give clarity to speech & music in Londons new Hard Rock Hotel.

Hospitality

Hide restaurant

SonaSpray fcx

Seamless acoustic decorative finishes for the control of noise reverberation in restaurants

Community

Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat

SonaSpray fcx

SonaSpray acoustic spray creates peaceful buddhist retreat

Hospitality

Scarfes Bar, Rosewood Hotel

SonaSpray fcx

SonaSpray fcx acoustic spray for Scarfes Bar acoustics

Entertainment

Windermere Jetty Museum

SonaSpray fcx

SonaSpray fcx for superb noise control in museums, exhibits and galleries.

Hospitality

Dishoom Restaurant, Manchester

SonaSpray fcx

Dishoom taking their restaurant acoustics seriously with our SonaSpray fcx treatment

Hospitality

Dishoom Restaurant, London

SonaSpray fcx

Optimal Dishoom restaurant acoustics achieved with SonaSpray

Entertainment

Colchester Visual Arts Centre

SonaSpray fcx

SonaSpray acoustically treats large spaces without design compromise

what our customers say

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“Our experience over the years teaches us that architecture and interior design are so much more than just looks. We consider every factor with each project we work on, and acoustics is no exception. We knew we needed a premium acoustic product that would also work with our designs, which is why we chose Oscar Acoustics.

The acoustics here are absolutely amazing – those speakers on the stage are stadium quality!”

David Mason, Director of Hospitality at Scott Brownrigg, Hard Rock Hotel, London

“Having used SonaSpray on several other projects, we knew how effective it was at reducing office noise. It’s quickly become our go-to product and our clients are always happy to follow our recommendations due to the huge difference it makes, both in open-plan areas and cellular spaces.

Having used a competitor product recently, we noticed a drop in standard and only SonaSpray delivers both in terms of aesthetics and sound management. The finish on the project was exceptional and hides any imperfections, making it as visually strong as it is at reducing noise.”

Mariachiara Dal Pozzo, Associate Director, TP Bennett

“I am writing to congratulate your company for the success achieved in the reduction of the noise level in our school dining room when 200+ children are having their lunch.

Prior to the application of SonaSpray, the noise level was deafening, and now it is possible to talk to ones neighbour in a normal voice when lunching at the staff table…”

D.K.Emmett, Bursar, Fulham Prep School – SonaSpray fcx

“Simply Awesome! It’s created a totally different dining environment. Speech and music are clear and all background clutter noise has gone. The restaurant feels comfortable and somehow warmer and cosier.”

Tim Yeo, Black Tiles Restaurant Owner – SonaSpray

“The architect’s solution of fitting high level ‘sound absorbing’ panels produced a negligible improvement. We continued to ‘battle’ with intolerable ‘echo’ making the room unfit for its-purpose.

Following an independent sound monitoring exercise an alternative acoustic dampening application was recommended. Sonaspray was selected. My caretaking staff were greatly impressed by the attention to detail paid by your engineers in the installation procedure. Every surface was carefully covered and the procedure was very professionally completed.

The effect of the application has been tremendous! The hall is a different room and PE, assemblies and lunch-times have become pleasurable occasions compared to the sonic battleground we experienced previously.”

Headteacher, Meadowside School, Gloucester – SonaSpray

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