Acoustic panel construction and sound-treatment workshop

Improve the sound quality of your shared space

Build with your friends the acoustic panels you need to Improve the sound quality of your working or collaborative shared space.

diy tutorial

from 220€

12 hours

Let's get started

It's very easy, you're gonna be fine ;)

If you are going to be working offline you can download the pdf version of the tutorial

Make the absorbent panels you need to improve the sound quality of your working or collaborative shared space.

How much does it cost?

A group of friends, some materials and tools ;)

There are two possible prices depending on the absorbent panel that you choose to build. Both the Laserpanel and the Supersimply are equally efficient, the difference is their aesthetics.

Later we will explain an easy way to calculate how many panels do you need ;)

Workshops can be for groups of 10, 20, 30, or more people. The simplest way is to calculate multiples of 10 ;)

You can also combine different types of absorbent panels.

*Prices are without VAT. They include the cost of all materiales but not the tools.

What tools do I need?

Check which panels you can build with each tool ;)

These are calculations to build 30 laserpanel or 30 Supersimply in a workshop of 10 people

If you live in Madrid, send us an email and we'll lend you the tools ;) [email protected]

What materials do I need?

Check which panels you can make with each material ;)

These are calculations to build 30 laserpanel or 30 Supersimply in a workshop of 10 people

*If you have access to a laser cutting machine you can make your own Kit, you will only need to buy the fabric and the wood to cut with. 

Links to Materials

  • Geopannel: Is an absorbent material made from recycled fabrics. You can buy this at any Leroy Merlin or contact the company
  • Polystyrene is an effective reflective material, the benefits of polystyrene are that it is cheap, easy to manufacture and lightweight. Read more about why we recommend Polystyrene

How many panels do I need?

A. Calculate the total surface to sound treat

add the surface of all walls and the roof.

‍*If we assume that all spaces have at least a door and a window, we can generalize that we will loose the equivalent surface to treat to one of the smaller walls.

B. Calculate the surface needed to treat with panels

Calculate the percentage of the total surface to sound treat

C. Calculate the surface of your panels

Multiply the length times the height of your panel.

How do I organize the workshop?

Follow these steps below and work in groups of two.

The workshop will be divided into 4 parts: introduction + building of the Ultrafusor panel in the morning, and building of the Laserpanel panel + final conclusions in the afternoon.

While waiting for all people to arrive it can be a good moment to organize the work area ;)

1. Organize the work area

Prepare four areas joining small tables if necessary

Prepare areas where 2 people can work and have enough room to store work material and all finished pieces.

2. Organize materials and tools

Review the tutorial and place the necessary materials on the corresponding tables.

We will work in groups of two. Distribute tasks in each group and rotate people so that everyone can practice all the steps.

3. Start working on the slowest tasks

You can start by advancing work on the slowest tasks. The idea is to maintain a good flow of work and avoid bottlenecks.

Cut Geopannel: 20 squared pieces for 10 panels in total. 6 people with scissors and cutters can work on the step 6 of the #laserpanel online tutorial.

Distribute materials: 2 people can help distributing the materials.

4. Ready to build the Laserpanel or Supersimply

Follow the steps of our online tutorial.

5. Lets start organizing the panels installation

It’s a good time to start taking measurements and indicate where to install the panels. A good idea is that two persons for every ten participants start doing this task.

Is it very difficult to decide where to install the acoustic panels? Actually is very easy, the most important thing is to try to distribute them as even as possible and to cover a 30% of the surface or more. The sound travels so fast that in lees than a second it has bounced several times from different walls and has encountered one of the panels in the room ;)

Which is the most common place to install acoustic panels? Usually acoustic panels are installed in the ceilings and walls. Generally any free surface which does not obstruct opening a door or window is a good choice. A good practice is to install most of the panels in the ceiling and distribute the remaining panels in free surfaces in the walls.

how to install: You can easily install acoustic panels with a tenterhook. In order to hang the panel from the hook you can use the ‘fantasmitas’ which come with the Laserpanel or you can buy common hangers.

6. Share with the world!

Once finished, share photos of your panels and inspire more people to build their own!

#HLworkshops #talleresHL

7. Support this project

Spread the word to help us and tag Hertz Lovers in your photos ;)

@hertzlovers

This tutorial is still quite new. If you think something is not explained enough or you got stuck somewhere, we really wanna know. Please send us an email to [email protected].

Any suggestions, any questions, anything... yes, we are at [email protected].

Has it helped you? Did you build it? Would you improve something? Please don't be shy, we take feedback really really well :)

Thanks!

Licencia Creative Commons
 Esta obra está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons Atribución 4.0 Internacional.

This tutorial is still quite new. If you think something is not explained enough or you got stuck somewhere, we really wanna know. Please send us an email to [email protected].

Any suggestions, any questions, anything... yes, we are at [email protected].

Has it helped you? Did you build it? Would you improve something? Please don't be shy, we take feedback really really well :)

Thanks!

Licencia Creative Commons
 Esta obra está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons Atribución 4.0 Internacional.

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