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FOCUS ON: CEILINGS, PARTITIONS AND RAISED FLOORS

In cases where it is awkward or impossible to mount sound absorbers on the ceiling - because of rooflights or an atrium, for example - Ecophon has created Wall Panel. Made from high-density glass wool, the ceiling panel can be used in classrooms, sports halls or conference rooms to reduce the risk of flutter echo. It can also be used in conjunction with a sound-absorbing ceiling for total sound control.

Troax's new Sabre Lite modular single-skin partitioning system is simple to install to create office storage enclosures, perimeter fencing and other internal spaces. Panels can be bolted directly to the floor and, using a built-in floor channel, only two fixings are required to secure each panel.

It comes in solid, mesh and glazed configurations, and can be multi-tiered and shaped to fit the profile of the building across industrial and commercial environments.

Swanke Hayden Connell Architects (SHCA) has created a textured stretch-fabric wall and partition covering that adopts an interesting two-tone effect when viewed under certain lights.

Designed with Levolux, Lunar has a high copper content and a built-in 'memory' that allows it to be individually shaped and then adhered to panels. It comes in six standard colours - blue, red, gold, white, black and yellow - that shine with a 'moon surface' effect when illuminated. Viewed from different angles, striking colours, shades and visual effects can be seen. Special colours can be created to meet a client's exact requirements.

The product resembles cleft granite, but is soft to the touch, with added acoustic absorption. The system was developed for the head office of office furniture dealer and installer Radius Holdings, where it was used by Levolux and SHCA to create a 16m-long feature wall.

Avanti has updated its Solare partitioning system for improved performance and appearance, including the introduction of two new sections to simplify and speed up installation. An aluminium double-glazing extrusion for use at the head and base provides a slimmer look and the extrusion design allows for additional features such as integral concealed LED lighting within the cavity.

In addition, a new multiuse section serves as a stop-end, a reducer and a door frame for double-action doors. The system can be used in a twin single-glazed configuration to achieve a maximum sound resistance of up to 49dB Rw, also offering up to 60 minutes' fire resistance.

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