Fire & Acoustic Glass Door FAQs
There are generally two types of sound – impact noise and airborne noise. Specially designed acoustic doors can reduce the transmission of both of these sounds from one space to another by providing a stronger barrier and seal to prevent noise intrusion, even when made with glass.
However, it’s important to note that these acoustic glass doors offer noise reduction up to a certain level, and are not 100% soundproof or noise-cancelling. Our acoustic doors can reduce noise up to 45dB, while acoustic sliding doors offer sound protection up to 42dB. Our fire-rated doors are also available with noise reduction up to 57dB.
While they are sound-resistant and not necessarily soundproof, the extra insulation used to achieve the noise-reducing effect comes with the additional benefits of increased thermal protection and safety – all while maintaining the flow of light and visual appearance of more open space afforded by glass door systems.
To the untrained eye, they don’t necessarily look any different to a standard single-pane glass door – but acoustic glass doors are manufactured in a specific way to reduce noise transmissions from one side of the glass to the other.
This involves using multiple layers of glass, typically sandwiching two panes together with an insulating interlayer – often PVB (polyvinyl butyral) – which helps to absorb the sound vibrations and reduce the amount of noise passing through.
The ‘acoustic membrane’ filters out noise up to at least 42dB, keeping noise pollution to a minimum and creating a more peaceful, ambient environment for work or leisure. Various sizes and thicknesses are available, depending on the setting and the level of noise reduction required.
Whichever acoustic glass door system and specifications you choose, you can be confident that it will maintain aesthetic appeal and durability while functioning as both an ordinary door and a sound reduction barrier.
Generally, acoustic glass is used wherever it’s necessary to create a quiet environment. Whether the purpose is to keep sound in for privacy, to keep external noise out to maintain peace and productivity, or both at the same time, acoustic glass doors and partition walls are ideal for doing so without creating a closed-off environment.
As the average conversation volume is around 55–65 decibels, our selection of acoustic doors offering noise reduction from 42dB to 57dB could be perfect for settings such as offices or residential complexes. Acoustic glass can be used in various applications, such as:
- Commercial buildings
- Recording studios
- Healthcare facilities
- Conference rooms
Essentially, any noise-sensitive structure could benefit from acoustic glass, thanks to its combination of sound-resistant functionality and impressive modern aesthetics, which can easily complement a range of architectural and décor styles.