Acoustic Doors

Our acoustic doors and doorsets are designed to accommodate sound insulation requirements in a wide range of applications. Just as its name implies, an acoustic door controls the audio level of its chosen environment through the use of its core properties.

Acoustic Performance
Requirements

At E & S W Knowles we can manufacture doors offering an acoustic rating ranging from 30 dB – 45dB, available with a range of adaptable features including fire resistant properties.

Our Doorsets can be supplied with sound reduction up to 35 dB for standard construction or up to 45dB for high performance requirements.

Our Door performance is measured in accordance with BS EN ISO 10140 and rated according to BS EN ISO 717-1 as required by Building Regulations Approved Document E.

Acoustic Doors in Office Environment

Our Recommendation

Where sound insulation is important, an acoustic engineer should be consulted. There are contributing factors that hold an impact on the overall performance of a construction. Factors include, the door size, gaps, control of sound transmission and correct installation all hold major impact on the acoustic performance the door can offer.  

Our Acoustic Doors are
Fire Rated as standard

Our Acoustic Doors are Fire Rated as standard

Our Acoustic doors are fire doors, as standard. Specially developed as a high-performance door’s using a specific core to suit both fire and sound specifications.

Within the industry, this specification of door core is commonly known as fire-sound.

Acoustic fire rated doors are an increasingly popular choice for specialist applications that require great privacy levels, for example in sectors such as Ministry of Defense, Health, Leisure, and Education.

Our acoustic doors are designed to be highly effective door core for fire performances up to FD60 (60 Minute Fire Resistance) or to provide for sound attenuating performances in a non-fire application.

Although we can offer doors with higher fire ratings up to FD120 (120 Minute Fire Resistance), the nature of these cores do not offer the best acoustic values.

Therefore, we would recommend FD60 (60 Minute Fire Resistance) Fire Doors to be used as the highest fire specification of an acoustic door, to find a balance between both fire and sound requirement.

Our Acoustic doors are fire doors, as standard. Specially developed as a high-performance door’s using a specific core to suit both fire and sound specifications.

Within the industry, this specification of door core is commonly known as fire-sound.

Acoustic fire rated doors are an increasingly popular choice for specialist applications that require great privacy levels, for example in sectors such as Ministry of Defense, Health, Leisure, and Education.

Our acoustic doors are designed to be highly effective door core for fire performances up to FD60 (60 Minute Fire Resistance) or to provide for sound attenuating performances in a non-fire application.

Specification of Fire Doors
FD30 30 Minute Fire Rated Icon
FD60 60 Minute Fire Rated Icon
FD90 90 Minute Fire Rated Icon
FD120 120 Minute Fire Rated Icon

Our Recommendation

Although we can offer doors with higher fire ratings up to FD120 (120 Minute Fire Resistance), the nature of these cores don’t offer the best acoustic values.

Therefore, we would recommend FD60 (60 Minute Fire Resistance) Fire Doors to be used as the highest fire specification of an acoustic door, to find a balance between both fire and sound requirement.

Range of Door Finishes

With our great network of suppliers, we are able to craft production suited to its required end-use through finishing options, glazing apertures and ironmongery.

Whether you are seeking a traditional or modern design, we are confident you will find your perfect style within our collection.

All Our doors and components have all been tested and certified to ensure that they meet the highest specifications. Our bespoke acoustic doors can be manufactured in a range of woods and finished in a variety of different laminates, paints and veneers.

Explore our different door finishes below

Real Wood Veneer Finish

Real Wood Veneers allow the beauty of the natural wood grain and tone to be brought to life, creating a finish that preserves its true presence. The veneers are produced by cutting thin layers from the appropriate log dependent on the species required.

Laminate Finish

High Pressure Laminates combine cutting-edge technology and illusion to create a spectrum of colour scales and designs. With a variety of laminates to choose from the design possibilities are endless allowing you to customise your door to comply with the latest design and colour scheme.

Paint Grade & Wood Stain

Wood stains are used to enhance the appearance of the wood grain, without distorting its natural presence. Providing qualities of durability and protection from damage and the elements of everyday use.