Architectural and Specialist Door Manufacturers’ Association (ASDMA)

Have you heard about our new guidance document?

Posted on: August 7, 2014

The diversity of ASDMA membership means the association is uniquely equipped to pull together information on all factors relating to the bespoke timber door industry. Our most recent publication, Guidance and Recommendations for Acoustic Doorsets, focuses on acoustics and aims to simplify what can often be a very complex subject.

Doorsets are essentially functional products with a primary purpose to provide a means for ‘traffic’ to pass from one side of a wall to the other. For this purpose the door must be operable. As the thing that we are trying to stop is the transfer of airborne sound then an open door will not provide for any performance. When the door is closed, the sound attenuating performance will be influenced by the residual airflow across the doorset.

To minimise the airflow it is necessary to use sealing systems. Some door constructions have been specifically developed to provide for excellent sound attenuating performances when used with suitable sealing systems.

ASDMA members will generally manufacture sound attenuating doorsets using door cores that have been tested by core suppliers or using designs developed by the particular manufacturer.

Guidance and Recommendations for Acoustic Doorsets aims to provide general principles however where acoustic considerations are critical, reference should be made to qualified Acoustic Engineers. Confidential base test evidence can generally be provided for reference by Acoustic Engineers where required.

Click here to download a copy of the Guidance and Recommendations for Acoustic Doorsets document.

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