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Key facts & Challenges

The Grade-II listed Tramshed in Cardiff required a programme of specialist construction works for the Victorian structure.

First constructed in 1902 and located in a residential area, the Tramshed is a large industrial shed with brick external walls and a metal angled trussed roof. The first phase of the development is a 1,000 person capacity live music venue. The acoustic insulation system needed to be sufficient to cope with noise levels in excess of 100 decibels from live bands, while reducing to an absolute minimum any noise nuisance for surrounding residents. 

The solution was an acoustically insulated drywall ‘box‘ which could house the venue internally within the shed.    

Installation phase

As the structural framing of the existing buildings did not support a heavy drywall system, Siniat worked with the architect and structural engineer to develop a hot rolled steel cradle frame which could support its weight. Three layers of 15mm GTEC dB Board applied to the steel frame and held in place with GTEC Acoustic V Braces and Twin GTEC C Studs to form the internal face of the enclosure.


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