What is Noise?
Noise, by definition, is unwanted sound. It can be annoying, interfere with communications, affect leisure or relaxation activities and at the most extreme it can cause hearing loss and even mental health or physiological symptoms. The intensity of noise is measured in decibels (dB). Timber structures and barriers are excellent absorbers of sound helping to reduce noise levels in a wide range of applications.
V Groove PreFab Proven Noise Reduction Performance
JCW is a leading supplier of industrial acoustic fencing systems for Highways Agencies through the NoiseStop range. The new V Groove PreFab system incorporates all the proven technologies from NoiseStop but with a focus on a cost effective option for domestic environments.
V Groove PreFab has been independently tested by Salford University to Highways England requirements – BS EN 1793 Road Traffic Noise Reducing Devices. The average reduction achieved with the V Groove PreFab system in the laboratory tests was 25dB, giving the highest rating of B3 – the rating required for highways schemes.
V Groove PreFab System
The V Groove PreFab system is simple to specify and install, even on uneven ground and sloping sites.The solid timber panels simply fix to the timber posts or slot into the concrete posts. Manufactured from solid interlocking Pine boards the V Groove PreFab panels are all 1.83m (6 feet) in width.
The height of the panels range from 900mm up to 2000m and there are trellis options when required to provide a decorative finish to the tops of the panels. The panels have gravel boards on the base designed to give premium long term performance even in ground contact situations.All V Groove PreFab projects are supplied with stainless steel fixings that will match the long life performance of the preservative treated timbers.
Proven Long Term Protection
All the timbers used on the V Groove PreFab system are preservative treated Pine.They are high pressure treated within JCW’s own treatment facilities with next generation TANALITH wood preservative, the leading choice for the long term protection of exterior timbers against the threat of wood decay and insect attack. Using Pine allows a superb penetration and distribution of the preservative into the timbers.Also the timber posts and the gravel boards are surface incised to provide an even more assured performance from these critical ground contact components.
This tried and tested protection against decay organisms ensures all the V Groove PreFab components have a 20 years desired service life.