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Knauf AMF systems for veterinary surgery

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Designed by design firm Jane Darbyshire & David Kendall (JDDK), the recently opened veterinary clinic in Stockton on Tees specializing in spinal and soft tissue surgery has installed Knauf AMF Ceilings to provide aesthetic solutions and acoustic control.

Oak Varioline ceiling tiles in the waiting room gives the timber look with the advantage of improving the acoustics (reducing animal noise) and the black grid provides a strong sense of identity. Varioline is a modular ceiling tile available in a choice of different wood patterns and colours. It can be fitted with either exposed or concealed grid systems. The ceiling offers excellent sound absorption and is suitable for areas with high levels of humidity.

To provide additional privacy for pet owners in the waiting room, two Thermatex Sonic Arc rafts in rectangular convex and concave shapes hang together above the receptionist’s desk. Thermatex Sonic rafts, available in circular, square and rectangular shapes and five different colours, have a highly absorbent acoustic fleece around the surface that offers Class A sound absorption. The raft is fixed to the ceiling using discreet wires, giving the impression that the raft is floating in the air. The suspension system is fully adjustable to allow precise positioning.

Thermatex Aquatec tiles were chosen for the surgery rooms as they have excellent sound absorption and moisture resistance of up to 100% RH which means that even with permanent high humidity and temperatures between 0 and 40˚C, the tiles do not deteriorate.

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