Sports halls have come a long way from those draughty, echoing chambers of sweat and bad lighting. Thought and design goes into creating one of the largest spaces in your facility where not only sport can be played but also a multitude of other activities which may lead to commercial opportunities including hiring out the space to external groups and organisations.
Combine high ceilings, a large floor surface area plus people and you get sound. High levels of noise are especially linked to ball game sports and physical activity. Yet, communication is also vital when playing team games or conducting assemblies and the latest performance standards take great care to ensure educational establishments provide the best acoustic conditions for teaching and learning.
Sports halls are used almost every day by pupils, staff, outside groups and learning providers. Furthermore, pupils with additional learning needs are particularly susceptible to poor acoustic design. This is where DYNAMIK Internal Sports Walling can help by reducing reverberation times.
Craig Jack, Commercial Director at DYNAMIK Sport, said: “Expectation of sports halls has changed a lot from playing sport in a barn-like building to attractive facilities with aesthetically pleasing, high performance surfaces & acoustic benefits. Wall panelling in sports halls is replacing traditional blockwork and metal cladding offering time and cost savings.”
How can reverberation times be reduced?
One way to combat the echoing, noisy thrum inside a sports hall is to introduce sound absorbing material. The most cost-effective and efficient way of doing this is to cover the largest surface area at voice height i.e. the walls.
Internal Sports Walling as supplied by DYNAMIK Sport is another complement to the sports flooring, track and gym and floor maintenance solutions. A range of sports wall packages are available from Solid Sports Wall panels to Perforated (Acoustic) Wall Panels and Fabric Acoustic Wall panels, and with high durability and impact resistance from balls and sports equipment they are ideal for an indoor sports environment.
DYNAMIK Internal Sports Wall panels can be fixed directly to studwork therefore are ideal for architects and contractors to select at specification stage. Additionally, they can be added later to existing blockwork so sports halls undergoing refurbishment can also benefit.
Latest installations of Sports Wall panels by DYNAMIK can be viewed at Queenswood School, King Edward’s College and Hartpury College where their walling was selected to complement their DYNAMIK sprung sports flooring.
DYNAMIK provide free of charge quotations and school surveys.
Contact us or call 0117 3015120 for more information on how we can help you.