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Direct Fabrics are specialists in contract curtains and particularly Acoustic Sound Proofing Curtains. Our range is different to the others in the market place. Our sound proof curtains are actually tested in a laboratory. We have had them tested for sound insulation (sound proofing) to 13db and also sound absorbtion (echo reduction and sound clarity), "A" rating".


This product is complex - please read the entire description so we can help you. Any questions we love to chat to our customers.

All this means that you can be confident in the product. Our curtains are great at sound blocking as a room divider, but when used with double glazing to stop road noise will not be as effective due to the window doing the majority of the work and the curtain focussing on the same frequencies as the window.






Sound Proof Curtains
Soundproof / Absorbtion

Our curtains are designed to block 11-12db and absorb sound 0.95aw.

Blackout acoustic Curtains
Blackout

Our Duo Lining is 3pass coated and will stop light entering a space or leaving a space including office lights, street lights and more

Thermal Curtains
Thermal Regulation

Our Curtains are lined with a sealed 3 pass lining that stops heat loss and heat entry.

Fabric Swatches
Beautiful High Quality Fabrics

We offer 1 Main Range, but we can use any fabric with our acoustic lining.






Why Choose Our Sound Reducing Acoustic Curtains?

    Quite simply our product is laboratory proven and has the following features;

    • Proven to reduce sound passing between 2 spaces. It is certified depending on the number of layers up to 12db for ENISO 1040-1
    • A decorative product, as well as a sound blocking product.
    • Hangs beautifully and works with standard curtain tracks and poles.





    Frequently Asked Question About Sound Proof Curtains

    - This all depends on how your room is constructed and most importantly the windows that are in your room. If you have a draughty window made out of single glazing then our curtains will work well to reduce the sound entering and passing around the room. The curtains have been tested for sound insulation effectively sound blocking. The tests performed in the laboratory have shown the insulation of upto 13db as a 3 layer system. However, the sound blocking is totally dependent on the structure of the room Customer Review - Triple Glazed windows in a modern London apartment. Our customer has said there was a 50% reduction in the sound. Road Noise is generally low tones when on the road side, so if on a ground floor level the sound is probably entering through the fabric of the building. This means your adjustments will need to be more structural. For higher frequencies, these curtains will work well to dull the sound.

    Similar to road noise it depends on the construction of your room

    We have had customers note - they have seen upto a 50% improvement when using double glazing and our curtains. They can now sleep through the the early morning flights. Modern buildings with quality double glazing units will only see a marginal impact from the sound entering the room. Where you will notice the improvement is the sound already bounces around the space. As you are adding an acoustic absorber being the face fabric to the space, it will reduce the reverberation of the sound passing around the space.

    It is important to ensure you use a metal heavy duty curtain track. As a standard our curtains weight approx 800gms. So for a standard pair of curtains 200cm x 200cm they would weigh 8kg. These are deemed quite heavy curtains. We recommend our optimal track or our roller runner track.

    Read this carefully. There is no difference between the 2. We just like to explain the product for one use and another for a different use. The room divider curtain has been tested as a room divider so has a sound insulation of 11db varying on lining and the window curtain has been tested infront of a double glazed window so has a 4 db uplift above the double glazed window.

    When working with loud echoes in spaces it can be incredibly frustrating to stop sound reverberating around the room. This is where an acoustic curtain come in. Depending on the fabric it will have a varying effect on the amount of absorption that It takes and effects the sound passing back around the room.

    To see how good a fabric or product is at absorbing sound in a room then you need to complete the Sound absorption test EN ISO 354. This grades a product between A – E based on how absorbent a material is. When sound is projected into a room it will hit the surfaces and then it will either be transmitted through things like ceilings and walls or it will be reflected back into the room. So in a basic form, the test is how much sound is sent out will return.

    Example Imagine. 100 units of sound are sent into a room, 95 units are transmitted out of the room and then 5 are recorded back into the space.

    Thus the sound absorption coefficient is 0,95

    Sound insulation is the measurement of sound passing between 2 spaces when comparing its performance in an aperature that is open and then sealed with the test product. This is tested with ENISO 717 for acousitc insulation. This is measured in decibells and is measured to show the reduction of sound.

    Changes in STC Rating Changes in Apparent Loudness
    +/- 1db Almost imperceptible
    +/- 3db Just perceptible
    +/- 5db Clearly noticeable
    +/- 10db Twice (or half) as loud

    Sound Level DB Source Sensation
    130 Jet Aircraft at 100ft Physical Pain
    110 Thunder / Artillery / Disco Deafening
    90 Loud Street / Loud Factory Very Loud
    70 Cocktail Party, Noisy Office, Average Street Noise Loud
    50 General Office, Noisy Home Moderate
    30 Private Office, Quiet Home, Empty Gym, Faint
    10 Russle Of Leaves, Whisper Very Faint
    0 Threshold of Audibility Nil

    YES - This is an excellent use of our acoustic curtains. standard acoustic herringbone fabric with duo lining is well suited to reduce sound passing from space to space at about 11db - 13db in a laboratory environment, combine this with our vinyl will get you approximately 10db in real-world testing. Laboratory.

    Compared to the laboratory tests which have the fabric totally sealed you will not get a result as good as this in the real world. From our office tests and videos on youtube we have seen results of around 3db less in the real world. Going from 13db down to 10db area.

     





    Choosing the best lining – absorption & sound blocking

    Acoustic Curtain Layers

    1. Unlined - Ideal for echo reduction and as a decorative curtains

    The curtain is certified to the ENISO 354 test as a sound absorber and has a “A” Rating.

    The Herringbone face fabric has been tested to ENISO 10140-1 / EN ISO 717-1 for acoustic insulation to 5db.

    2.  Fleece Blackout Interlined Lining 400gms - Sound Absorption Lining with Insulation 11 Decibels

    The acoustic fleece blackout has been tested as a curtain with the herringbone fabric to ENISO 10140-1 / EN ISO 717-1 for acoustic insulation to 11db.

    3. Fleece Lining 2 Layers or Face, Lining, Face

    12-decibel reduction in a lab environment when used as 3 layers

    10 Decibels is half of the audible sound.






    About the Face Fabric

    Acoustic Fabric

    The herringbone range of curtain fabrics are an acoustic range of curtains, this means that they are ideally suited to reduce the amount of echo and reverberation of sound around a space.

    Using Different linings can give you some great sound blocking over 11db to 12db when used as a room divider.

    • The face fabric is certified to BS5867 Part2C. -
    • It can be washed at 70 degrees for thermal disinfection
    • The fabric is ideal for flame retardant curtains and accessories. Our best selling flame retardant curtain fabric
    • Acoustic Rating of Face Fabric - has been tested to EN ISO 354 --- GRADE A 0.95 reduction in the acoustic lab. 
    • 95% Dimout meaning it is nearly blackout even when unlined.
    • EN ISO 717-1 for acoustic insulation to 5db.





    A Curtain That is Certified and Backed by Laboratory Testing

    Sound Absorbing Result - Face Fabric

    Sound Absorbing Results

    Sound Reduction Index in Decibells 2 Layers with Lining

    Sound Reduction Index in Decibells 3 Layers with Lining






    FAQ AT THE BOTTOM OF DESCRIPTION - A MUST READ

    10 Decibels is half of the audible sound.






    Further Information on our Acoustic Range

    PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION OR CONTACT THE TEAM FOR A BESPOKE QUOTE - WE WANT TO SUPPLY THE BEST PRODUCT FOR YOUR NEEDS!.

    We have an amazing article that tells you a lot about acoustics and soundproofing curtains and sound acoustic curtains. READ HERE

     






    What is Acoustic Absorption

    Acoustic absorption refers to the process by which a material, structure, or object takes in sound energy when sound waves are encountered, as opposed to reflecting the energy. Part of the absorbed energy is transformed into heat and part is transmitted through the absorbing body.

    In normal speak - it is the reduction of the echo in a space. So these curtains even UNLINED perform at a grade A per ENISO 354 with an absorbtion of 0.95. This is the highest rating of the ENISO 354. You will notice greatly the sound has been reduced.

      






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    Sound Absorbing Results






    Frequently Asked Question About Sound Proof Curtains

    - This all depends on how your room is constructed and most importantly the windows that are in your room. If you have a draughty window made out of single glazing then our curtains will work well to reduce the sound entering and passing around the room. The curtains have been tested for sound insulation effectively sound blocking. The tests performed in the laboratory have shown the insulation of upto 13db as a 3 layer system. However, the sound blocking is totally dependent on the structure of the room Customer Review - Triple Glazed windows in a modern London apartment. Our customer has said there was a 50% reduction in the sound. Road Noise is generally low tones when on the road side, so if on a ground floor level the sound is probably entering through the fabric of the building. This means your adjustments will need to be more structural. For higher frequencies, these curtains will work well to dull the sound.

    Similar to road noise it depends on the construction of your room

    We have had customers note - they have seen upto a 50% improvement when using double glazing and our curtains. They can now sleep through the the early morning flights. Modern buildings with quality double glazing units will only see a marginal impact from the sound entering the room. Where you will notice the improvement is the sound already bounces around the space. As you are adding an acoustic absorber being the face fabric to the space, it will reduce the reverberation of the sound passing around the space.

    YES - This is an excellent use of our acoustic curtains. standard acoustic herringbone fabric with duo lining is well suited to reduce sound passing from space to space at about 11db - 13db in a laboratory environment, combine this with our vinyl will get you approximately 10db in real-world testing. Laboratory.

    Compared to the laboratory tests which have the fabric totally sealed you will not get a result as good as this in the real world. From our office tests and videos on youtube we have seen results of around 3db less in the real world. Going from 13db down to 10db area.

     










    Company Information

    Call Us : 0330 111 8995

    Email : sales@direct-fabrics.co.uk


    ECS Enterprises LTD

    Direct Fabrics

    Front Office, Unit 3 West Town Road

    Backwell

    Bristol, BS483HA

    United Kingdom


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    Customer Reviews

    Acoustic Curtains for our new flat
    By Mr K
    9 September 2019 16:02:52 BST
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    Acoustic curtains for our new flat! Great service.
    Hi, We moved in recently into or new flat, we have triple glazing but it wasn't sufficient for me as we live next to a busy road in London, so i wanted to have acoustic/blackout curtains i looked online and found that Direct Fabric is making such a product. I sent pictures of our bedroom to Mia, she has been brilliant by assisting me with correct measurements and installation. It is now up, do the job and look great. It's not cheap but very efficient.
    Hi, We moved in recently into or new flat, we have triple glazing but it wasn't sufficient for me as we live next to a busy road in London, so i wanted to have acoustic/blackout curtains i looked online and found that Direct Fabric is making such a product. I sent pictures of our bedroom to Mia, she has been brilliant by assisting me with correct measurements and installation. It is now up, do the job and look great. It's not cheap but very efficient.

    Amazing Curtains - Hang Beautifully.
    By Regency Hall Saunderfoot
    7 September 2019 15:18:52 BST
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    Review Imported from Facebook . Our beautiful Acoustic Curtains have finally been fitted..... what a difference they will make..... ready for our next shows.

    Lovely Curtains
    By Backwell Parish Hall
    10 May 2019 15:18:52 BST
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    We bought these curtains for our village hall in backwell. They look really splendid and we are really please with the overall design and the choice of colour. The acoustics of the space which was a main concern have been improved and the space is less echoey than before.

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    Additional Information

    Washing / Cleaning Information Face Fabric 71 Degress C, Iron Low Heat, Non Bleach
    Flame Retardant Certified Rating BS5867 Part 2B
    Delivery Currently 3-4 Weeks. Made to Order. Manufacture time may increase. Order Soon to Avoid Disappointment
    Flame Retardant Yes
    Fabric Style Plains
    Fabric Width (cm) 150
    Pattern Repeat Vertical (cm) 1
    Composition 100% Polyester
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    Tools Required to Check Measure for Curtains

    Piece of paper

    For recording your
    measurements.




    Helper

    Someone to assist if your
    windows are large .




    Tape measure

    As this will allow you to get a
    rigid full length measurement.








    Measure the exact width of the recess in three places; at the top of the recess, in the centre of the recess and near the bottom - then take the smallest size.

    Measure the exact drop of the recess in three places on the left hand side of the recess, in the centre of the recess and on the right hand side of the recess - then take thesmallest size.

    We will take one cm (half an inch) off the finished width size you have given us, to allow for the blind to pull up and down easily. The amount of fabric required will be more than this finished size, This is to allow for fabric hemming.

    Measure the width of the actual recess plus an additional amount – Usually from 7cm-15cm (3" - 6") whatever you think looks appropriate.

    Measure the exact drop of the recess. The blind would be fitted above the recess, so check the space above and add an amount on to the drop – usually from 15-20cm (6" - 8")

    These sizes you have taken will be the size of the finished blind. The amount of fabric required will be more than this finished size this is to allow for hemming.

     


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