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New 'Acoustic Search' tool from Lorient

Lorient, respected designer and manufacturer of acoustic, smoke and fire seals for door assemblies has launched a new ‘Acoustic Search’ web app. Designed with speed and flexibility in mind, it provides access to a wide range of tested acoustic sealing systems on a variety of popular door constructions and configurations. The new ‘Acoustic Search’ tool is optimised for different platforms including tablets and mobile devices.

Door assemblies are an integral part of buildings, and while there must be gaps around the perimeter of the door for it to operate efficiently, these gaps also allow sound to pass through. Sealing the gaps around a door, including the threshold, is therefore crucial to reduce the amount of sound entering or leaving a room whether it is to enhance productivity, for privacy purposes, or to simply guarantee a restful night’s sleep. But more importantly, Approved Document E to the Building Regulations gives specific acoustic performance requirements for doors in certain buildings, including schools (Building Bulletin 93 states a minimum of 30dB Rw for doors in schools, and a higher level for music rooms - 35dB Rw); as well as care homes and hotels.

The Lorient ‘Acoustic Search’ tool provides quick and easy access to a range of tested acoustic sealing systems using typical acoustic and/or fire door assemblies and standard architectural doors. The tool allows users to select a specific decibel rating; along with door configuration, fire door rating, doorset type etc to filter the results.

The ‘Acoustic Search’ tool will be updated frequently with Lorient’s ever-expanding portfolio of test evidence. If you're looking for high performance or specialist applications – please contact us on +44(0)1626 834252, there may be some additional configurations we haven't presented.

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