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FAQ – John Atkinson Interiors

Please browse our FAQs. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer free acoustic surveys and quotes.

Acoustic panels help control the levels of reverb in a room and make for a more pleasant learning or working environment.

There are various fixing methods available other than glue including battens, frames or hanging wires. We can advise on all installation methods.

Acoustic products come in a wide range of colours and fabrics. Many of the products can also be printed on; giving almost unlimited possibilities.

NRC stands for Noise Reduction Coefficient and is the number used in calculations of reverb time. Different surfaces have different NRC values and the number is related to the amount of sound that is absorbed by a material. The closer to ‘1’, the more absorbent the material is.

Class is A is the best overall. There are various factors to consider when selecting acoustic products and class is only one of them. We can advise on the right product for your needs

As a company we do all we can to minimise our environmental impact; this includes in the use of environmentally conscious suppliers wherever possible. You can read more about this on our sustainability page here

Reverberation is essentially prolonged sound. When sounds are created they travel and reflect from different surfaces which, when the room is not sufficiently acoustically treated, cause noise level and speech intelligibility issues.

We use mathematical calculations to determine how to treat a room effectively and can advise on all product types and fixing options available

This depends on the installation method. We are happy to advise on non-destructive/invasive installation methods for products

Costs vary between brand, product type and installation method. Contact us for a free survey and quote for your project

That depends on a number of factors, including size, complexity and the type of ceiling being installed. As part of our free survey and quote service we will advise on installation times, and availability of materials

There are a wide range of materials used in the manufacture of the ceilings, these include fibreglass, plasterboard and metal. The choice of materials is often determined by the type of area in which they are being installed. We encourage the use of recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible. As part of our free survey and quote service we will advise on the right type of ceiling for you

There are many, including, but not limited to – Improved acoustics; Increased energy efficiency; Pipes and wires etc. can be concealed; The look of a room can be changed; Lighting and other services can be integrated into the design; Some ceilings can be moisture resistant, or can provide a cleanable, hygienic surface

Almost certainly. If improved acoustics is one of your requirements, we can offer a choice of suitable ceilings as part of our free survey and quote service

The right choice of ceiling, as well as possibly a layer of insulation, will have a dramatic effect on the heating and cooling required within an area. We can offer a choice of suitable ceilings as part of our free survey and quote service

Yes, other colours are available and, if required, the support grids can be provided in the same, or contrasting, colours. Furthermore, tiles can be printed with our Atkinson Acoustiprint ® process, with any image or colour of your choice – The possibilities are endless!

Most installations are straightforward and can be carried out with a minimum of fuss and disruption. If required, the ceilings can be installed at night times or weekends, thereby minimising any possible disturbance to you

Yes, lighting and many other types of service, for example – ventilation, speakers, detectors etc, can be integrated into the ceiling

In most cases, the ceiling tiles can be removed and reinstated easily as and when required. If you are likely to require access at a later date, we will advise on the most suitable system to use as part of our free survey and quote service

Yes, and not just sloping. If required, or desired, ceilings can be built in slopes, barrel vaults, shapes or layouts to reflect or complement the room they’re in, or simply for a design choice.

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