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SIDERISE is proud to have been involved in projects all over the world. Our technical experts work closely with the architects, contractors and installers throughout each project to bring them successfully to fruition. We would like to share some of our successes with you.

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SIDERISE was proud to provide 80% of Perimeter Barrier Firestops on the prestigious King Abdullah Financial District development in Riyadh. The development consists of over 100 parcels.

Projects included:

  • Granada Business & Housing Park
  • KAFD parcels: 1.09; 1.12; 2.07; 2.09; 2.10; 2.11; 2.13; 2.14; 3.04; 3.05; 3.09; 3.10; 4.02; 4.05; 4.11; 4.12; 5.03; 5.04; 5.05;  5.06.

Details of these projects are available in our download.

 

 

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SIDERISE continues to provide market leading firestop and acoustic solutions to clients in the Middle East. Products include Perimeter Barrier Slab Edge Firestops, Spandrel Panels, Firesafe Cores and acoustic materials for curtain walling.

Key projects include:

Abu Dhabi - Court House; Central Market Redevelopment (T1 & T4); Rosewood Hotel; Rawdhat; Abu Dhabi New Airport Tower; Srayay Creek Tower; Regent Emirates Pearl Hotel

Dubai - Sea View Hotel; Bay Central; Mixed Use Towers; ARJTower; Musalla Al Eid; Burj Residence; General Directorate for Security Affairs

Sharja - Al Mamzar Towers

Fujairah - Al Hilal City

Details of these projects are available in our download.

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SIDERISE was pleased to be a part of the Canary Wharf development by providing SIDERISE Perimeter Barrier Slab Edge Firestops for key development projects, including:

  • Ontario Tower
  • 25 Bank Street
  • 1 Churchill Place
  • Millharbour
  • Broadgate Tower

Details of these projects are available in our download.

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In 2014 One Hyde Park was highly commended by the judges at the ANC Acoustic Awards due to the complex acoustic challenges faced and the sound insulation solutions provided in this extremely high profile project.

The challenge

This most prestigious London development demanded performance levels that not only met, but exceeded the criteria demanded by Building Regulations ‘Approved Document E’. The project required that the final choice in material solution had to be as thin as possible for both practical and ascetic reasons. Independent UKAS accredited laboratory data was required before the product could be finally approved.

Our solution

SIDERISE FIP high performance acoustic panel was offered, which comprises of four primary layers in composite form, offering a combination of stiffness and
damping within a high mass panel with a nominal thickness of only 31mm.

The SIDERISE FIP high performance acoustic panel was tested at Sound Research Laboratories in April 2011 and the test results far exceeded expectations for a thin, single homogenous panel, normally limited to 30-35dB, it achieved 46dB Rw proving that the FIP panel was in a class of its own.

This simple effective solution is now being considered for use in a large number of projects, for office and residential fit-outs in both the UK and overseas.

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"We set out to achieve a performance greater than 40dB Rw, a challenge for such a thin, single panel which would normally be limited to around 30-35dB. The result of 46dB Rw for the SIDERISE FIP High Performance Acoustic Panel doesn’t quite defy the laws of physics, but it’s a very impressive outcome, and a very useful product." - Ed Clarke Clarke Saunders Associates, Noise Consultants

 

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Winner of the "Most Stylish Entertainment Venue" at the 2013 Scottish Style Awards, the SSE Hydro has proved to be one of Glasgow’s most prestigious entertainment venues since opening its doors September 2013. The Hydro Arena was designed by Foster and Partners as part of the Queen’s Dock redevelopment project.

In 2014 Roskel Contracts were given a AISfpdc gold award in the Judges Award category and additionally won Project of the Year.

The challenge

An acoustic performance upgrade was required to suit the complex geometry of the arena’s bespoke British Gypsum sloping fire rated boarded plenum ceilings. As the ceilings’ design offered restricted access, an exclusively boarded solution would prove unsuitable. SIDERISE was approached by Roskel Contracts for its technical expertise in acoustics to find a bespoke solution that would meet the acoustic performance criteria requirements.

Our solution

SIDERISE used its acoustic barrier/damping mat solution SIDERISE BM/P5/BOAK and BM/P10/BOAK. Overlapping sheets were fitted from below through the structural framework. The SIDERISE Boak sheets were fixed and sealed to provide a continuous membrane which could be shaped and installed to suit the services and structural elements. The result was a fully compliant system.

SIDERISE Boak BM P5 and P10 sheets are thin polymeric sound barriers that provide exceptional flexibility and offer optimum sound reduction and dampening performance.  They were originally designed to improve the acoustic insulation performance of metal, wood and plastic being particularly effective at reducing the effect of coincidence dip resonance in these materials.

They are commonly used in construction applications including high performance wall and partition constructions; external cladding to ducts/pipes; component in built up metal roof and cladding systems. They can also be used in sandwich constructions between boards or as an internal membrane in built up composites where final flexibility is required.

"We came to Siderise on the Hydro Arena as we had concerns that a buildable solution, which met the acoustic performance criteria, could not practically be achieved with an exclusively boarded solution. Having worked with them previously we were confident that they had the range of products and the technical expertise to assist us in developing a practical solution and liaising with both the Architect and Acoustic Consultant. From concept, through mock-ups and the final site installation they provided us with good advice and back up on this extremely complex and challenging project." - Roskel Contracts

 

 

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The challenge

When the London 2012 design team wanted a third party accredited ‘firestop’ with ‘tested’ high acoustic performance to close the movement cavity between the rear of the facade and the partitions and floor slabs, Siderise was their only choice.

This most prestigious event in London, the 2012 Olympic Games, demanded performance levels that not only met, but exceeded the criteria demanded by Building Regulations ‘Approved Document E’

The project required that the final choice in material solution had to be a third party accredited Fire Stop, and able to provide proven / tested levels of acoustic performance to achieve the criteria which was set at 5dB above current Building Regulations.

Independent UKAS accredited laboratory data was required before the product could be finally approved.

Our solution

We provided SIDERISE CW-FS Curtain Wall Fire stop System with acoustic upgrades.

For the horizontal application CW-FS120, a two hour perimeter barrier firestop was used with a mass barrier overlay of the BM/P5/BOAK/SA and two layers of acoustic composite SIDERISE Acoustic Void Barriers for Suspended Ceilings - CVB/C10 below.

For the vertical application SR/MF160/BOAK was used in conjunction with two lines of both SIDERISE Linear Gap Seal and SIDERISE Acoustic Void Closures - AVC/10’s.

A sound result! The project demanded a rigorous program of Pre Completion Testing. The SIDERISE solutions met and exceeded the performance criteria.

“Since using these Siderise materials, we received no acoustic failures whatsoever” - Sharps Redmore.

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SIDERISE mullion/transom acoustic inserts are market leading acoustic solutions designed to reduce vertical and horizontal sound transmission in curtain wall buildings.

The SIDERISE V baffle - MI5 is used at floor level to all mullions central to the room, providing acoustic treatment for vertical sound transmission.

The SIDERISE HB insert - MI6 is used to fill full height at sides of room where partitions abut, to provide acoustic treatment for both horizontal and vertical sound transmission.

SIDERISE has supplied both MI5 and MI6 to construction projects throughout the UK including:

  • One St Peters Square, Manchester
  • Silverstone UTC, Silverstone
  • Shepherds Bush Pavilion, London
  • De Montford University, Leicester
  • The Gateway Conference Centre, Aylesbury
  • Twickenham Academy 6th Form, Twickenham

Details of these projects are available in our download.

 

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Our client was looking to achieve a NR35 level in the target room and therefore needed a 15dB LwA improvement.

Through consultation, prototyping and calculation we were able to hit the target level whilst maintaining the necessary airflow and turbulence requirements.

Our solution incorporated both acoustically absorbent linings and a splitter attenuation system.

This enabled the manufacturer to go to market with industry leading noise levels for the most demanding projects.

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Typically with diesel gensets the low frequency sound power is all controlling, usually 125-500Hz. These frequencies, due to their long wavelength (1.47-2.72m), are extremely challenging to treat.

Our approach is to treat the canopy holistically, giving consideration to multiple noise paths and their comparative levels and frequencies, thereby allowing us to hone our treatment to best effect.

The client following the revised design was able to take their product to market and remain in accordance with environmental noise legislation.

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One St. Peter’s Square in Manchester provides 268,000 sq ft of office space in the heart of the central business district. The building has been designed to meet the extremely exacting demands of a BREEAM Excellent 'Grade A’ compliance.

The challenge

In order to achieve the required acoustic performance both horizontally and vertically, any potential weak points had to be investigated and it has been necessary to upgrade the curtain wall mullions. A hollow mullion is an ideal conduit for flanking sound transmission and even if all other elements, such as the floor slab, partitions or ceilings perform well acoustically, an untreated mullion can drag the overall DnFw performance of the façade below its required specification.

Our solution

Working with the main contractor, Carillion and Red Architectural, the façade installers, SIDERISE supplied products from the mullion and transom range for the project: SIDERISE V baffle - MI5 & SIDERISE HB insert - MI6 mullion inserts. These inserts are available for any profile and are cut to the exact internal dimensions of the mullion or transom. The range of inserts have been shown by test to be capable of improving performance by up to 9dB. A video showing how the mullion insert works in conjunction with our FIP acoustic barrier can be found on our Gallery page.

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SIDERISE flexible acoustic barriers for ceilings are flexible composite quilts designed for free-hanging in ceiling voids above partition lines. They have been specifically
developed to provide a simple solution to improving `room to room’ sound separation via a common ceiling void.

SIDERISE is pleased to have been able to supply the CBX flexible acoustic barriers to  numerous projects throughout the UK. These include:

  • BBC Media Village, London
  • Goldman Sachs, Peterborough Court, London
  • Google HQ, London
  • Glaxo SmithKline, Uxbridge
  • 30 St Mary Axe, London
  • Bank of America, Canary Wharf, London

Details of these projects are available in our download.

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When it came to the refurbishment and remodelling of the Grade II listed Buckler Library at Oxford’s Magdalen College, the designers had to strip the building back to its shell and successfully blend the old with the new.  Central to their design was incorporating modern and discreet building materials including the SIDERISE acoustic barrier mat - ensuring optimum levels of acoustic control whilst providing a stunning and peaceful working environment for students and academic staff.

The existing Grade II listed library building and quadrangle, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, was previously adapted in the 1930s from the Magdalen College School, which was built in the mid-19th Century. The challenge for Wright & Wright Architects was to not only create a brand new wing, which wraps around the Buckler Building within the walled quadrangle, but also to completely remodel the interior of the cavernous Victorian library. This meant creating three new floors of bookcases and study desks without impinging on the existing structure. It also meant incorporating an acoustic solution to the roof to reduce traffic noise from the High Street and Longwall Street.

SIDERISE, the UK’s leading manufacturer of firestop and acoustic barrier insulation systems, was approached by building services engineers, Max Fordham. Chosen for their technical expertise in acoustics, they were tasked with finding a thin and flexible solution that could achieve suitably low indoor ambient noise levels within the transformed historic building. This led to the specification oftheSIDERISE BM/P acoustic barrier mat, which was installed beneath the timber boarding in the pitched roof. 

Commenting on the collaborative working relationship with SIDERISE, Anthony Chilton, Head of Acoustics at Max Fordham said: “A significant amount of noise was breaking into the library via the historic roof so an acoustic mat was an obvious solution – however, we had a limit to how thick the new layer could be due to the listed status. At only 4.5mm thick, the SIDERISE BM/P acoustic barrier mat met the brief and was added to reduce traffic noise ingress via the roof and achieve suitably low indoor ambient noise levels within the library.”

Used to improve acoustic performance and form a simple, high performance sound barrier, the SIDERISE BM/P acoustic barrier mat was installed in two layers, each 4.5mm thick, and covered a total roof area of 660m2. Offering optimum sound reduction and dampening performance, it is designed to improve the sound insulation value of existing panels of metal, wood, plastic and GRP, as well as being used in sandwich constructions or as an internal membrane in built-up composites.

Involved in projects throughout the world, SIDERISE has over 40 years’ experience in architectural acoustics, designing acoustic solutions to meet building challenges and developing acoustic materials for sound reduction, sound absorption and damping. These cover a range of applications from recording studios, commercial buildings, facades, interiors through to plant rooms, building services and natural ventilation.

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Twickenham Stadium has undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment which has seen the East Stand transformed to offer six levels of contemporary hospitality and event space.  Central to the design of the exterior facade and to meet the passive fire protection and noise transfer requirements were fire stop and acoustic barrier insulation systems from SIDERISE.

The first major redevelopment of this iconic building since the completion of the South Stand in 2008, the new East Stand facilities will provide an extension to the current hospitality and conferencing facilities. Working with the building envelope contractor Prater on behalf of the main contractor Mace, SIDERISE provided a comprehensive range of vertical and horizontal cavity barriers and fire stops to maintain continuity of fire resistance between the floor slab and the external façade.

As part of the façade design and to enhance the fire safety of the new East Stand, SIDERISE recommended using their CW-FS Curtain Wall Fire Stop System with acoustic upgrades along with the SIDERISE RH ‘Open State’ horizontal and RV vertical cavity barriers. Designed and manufactured by SIDERISE, these cavity barriers consist of a pre-compressed, non-combustible stonewool lamella core, with reinforced aluminium foil faces. In addition to providing an effective seal against the passage of smoke and fire, the products will also function as an effective acoustic barrier and plenum lining.

Whilst specifying the correct product is vital, the quality of installation is equally as important. In addition to Prater’s own quality checks and to achieve the required level of performance, a simple-to-use Inspection and Reporting App from SIDERISE allowed Prater to record and assess the quality of the installation of all of the company’s standard firestop, cavity barrier and acoustic barrier systems.

With robust inspection and reporting methods essential across the construction sector, the SIDERISE Inspection and Reporting App has provided Prater with an efficient way to effectively inspect, record and seamlessly audit the quality of its installation work.  By capturing the relevant information on a tablet device, the contractor was able to highlight any issues in need of a resolution.

Commenting on the Inspecting and Reporting App, Jose Menezes, Construction Manager at Prater, said: “This was the first time we have used the App. It was simple-to-use and once the information and photos were sent to SIDERISE, they were able to provide us with additional assurance that our installation was correctly installed.”

The App allows the user to easily update data input fields, capture multiple photos for each area or element inspected and then record as in accordance with recommendations, or otherwise.  A comprehensive report is immediately generated which effectively offers feedback on the quality of installation of areas inspected as in or not in accordance with recommendations, thereby identifying areas that require remedial treatment.

The SIDERISE Inspection and Reporting App is part of a comprehensive range of services from the company’s site services team which ensures that each stage of a project, from product selection to final installation, runs smoothly. 

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A major new high-rise development in Manchester, Deansgate Square, features four residential towers and more than 1500 apartments. To meet the passive fire protection requirements throughout this luxury development SIDERISE, leaders in the development of fire, thermal and acoustics insulation solution, its provided perimeter barriers and firestops for installation as part of the curtain walling systems.

Set to become a catalyst for future development in the southern edge of the city, the SimpsonHaugh designed development being delivered by developer Renaker, includes four towers. The tallest tower – at 67 storeys and almost 200m high – will be the second highest residential tower in the UK. The other towers will stand at 53, 47 and 40 storeys high. As part of the façade design of the 183,000m2 development, façade installer Focchi Limited turned to SIDERISE and its extensive and proven range of fire-stopping insulation products.

The four towers are clad with a fully glazed unitized curtain walling system in a geometric composition. In order to seal the gap between this external curtain walling system and the floor slab whilst maintaining continuity of fire resistance, SIDERISE provided their certified CW-FS Curtain Wall Fire Stop System.  

Focchi is installing SIDERISE CW-FS 120 firestops throughout the development. As well as being an effective seal against the passage of fire and smoke, they will also function as an effective acoustic barrier and plenum lining.

“We are a strong advocate of SIDERISE fire barriers due to their third party testing and the technical support we receive from the company. This has led us to using them on many previous projects,” said Dave Brown, Project Director at Focchi. “The SIDERISE fire barriers have the flexibility to deal with site tolerances and deflection, and offer our installers ease of installation.”

Whilst specifying the correct product is vital, the quality of installation of a life-safety critical product is equally as important. Throughout the application, the SIDERISE Inspection and Reporting App provided Focchi with an efficient way to effectively inspect, record and seamlessly audit the quality of the installation of the fire stops. By capturing the relevant information on a tablet device, the contractor was able to highlight any issues in need of a resolution.

The App allows the user to easily update data input fields, capture multiple photos for each area or element inspected and then record as in accordance with recommendations, or otherwise.  A comprehensive report is immediately generated which effectively offers feedback on the quality of installation of the areas inspected as in, or not in, accordance with recommendations, thereby identifying areas that require remedial treatment.  

The SIDERISE Inspection and Reporting App is part of a comprehensive range of services from the company’s site services team which ensures that each stage of a project, from product selection to final installation, runs smoothly. 

Currently under construction, this groundbreaking new high-rise development in Manchester’s city centre is set for completion in 2020.

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Edinburgh city centre’s landmark £750m mixed-use Quartermile development is benefitting from a highly effective curtain wall façade sound reduction solution thanks to SIDERISE. The leading manufacturer of firestop and acoustic barrier insulation systems has provided a solution at the development for two new build apartment buildings which achieves the highest level of acoustic performance.

One of Scotland’s largest regeneration projects, Quartermile is located on the historic 19-acre former site of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Masterplanned by Architects, Foster + Partners, Quartermile is one of the largest and most comprehensive regeneration schemes in Scotland. Combining new build with selective refurbishment. The development provides over 1,000 apartments along with 370,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, 65,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space and seven acres of open landscaping.

SIDERISE was approached by Edinburgh based façade specialists Charles Henshaw & Sons for its technical expertise in acoustics to find a bespoke solution that would meet the acoustic performance criteria requirements for Quartermile’s Q20 - Q25 apartment buildings, all of which feature curtain walling.

The principal challenge was to achieve an on-site test value in excess of the 53dB DnT,w requirement for Building Regulations in Scotland. The target was 56dB DnT,w. For Henshaw this meant that the façade system, a potential weak point for flanking sound transmission, needed to achieve between 61-66dB Dnf,w flanking via the façade, past the floor slab areas, to exceed building regulations and provide the architect, client and project noise consultant RMP with a solution that offered high acoustic performance and a quality build. 

Commenting on the collaborative working relationship with SIDERISE, Design Director Donald Fraser at Henshaw said: “We had very informative and lengthy discussions with Mike Carrick of SIDERISE, who helped us in achieving a far better detail at the slab edge, which not only met with the approval of RMP, it also proved to be the optimum solution.”

SIDERISE recommended using its CW-FS 120 curtain wall firestop along with their AB10 acoustic matting solution and CVB/C10 cavity barrier solution. Used to improve floor-to-floor acoustic performance and form a simple, high performance sound barrier, the acoustic matt was held up with 40mm x 20mm x 1.6mm galvanised angles to stop it sinking. SIDERISE mullion inserts were also specified to further increase the acoustic performance at the critical mullion detail. 

“This comprehensive floor detail from SIDERISE has been used at Quartermile to good effect, with all the test data showing it passed and indeed exceeded the target ratio. It’s also extremely quick and easy to install,” added Donald Fraser.

Involved in projects throughout the world and having manufactured acoustic and fire insulation products for more than 40 years, SIDERISE offers a large range of tried and tested product enhancements specifically developed for the façade industry. Designed to reduce vertical and horizontal sound transmission in curtain wall buildings, this range includes a choice of effective and proven sound reduction solutions that deal with all common sound path problems and are frequently used to assist in reducing flanking transmission between adjacent internal areas.

Whatever your insulation requirement, whether you are in the construction, marine, transport or energy generation sector, we can provide technical advice and a tailored insulation solution.

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