Acoustic Barrier Fencing

High specification timber components to reduce noise 

levels to adjacent areas.

Acoustic Barrier Fencing

We were recently selected by Allon White Sportscars in Cranfield (Bedfordshire) to construct new acoustic fencing along two boundaries of their new workshop yard and premises. 

Acoustic barrier fencing is used to reduce the transmission of sound. In this case a reflective type of acoustic fence was chosen to comply with a specific planning requirement.  

Two fences have been installed, one at 2.0mts high and another section at 1.8mts high.  The high specification timber components not only offer sound reduction but good privacy and a not unattractive look for adjacent properties.

This particular fence was supplied by Jacksons Fencing (Kent). It is their own specification, has been independently tested and meets or exceeds the stated noise reduction requirements.

Acoustic Fence Install.

Line established - setting the posts.

Setting the Tuning Fork posts  for the acoustic barrier.
Acoustic Fence Install

Setting more posts along the line

setting more posts on the acoustic barrier fence
Acoustic Fence Install

More fence posts along the line.

Further along the line of the fence.
Acoustic Fencing - Build up

Starting to build up the T&G boards.

Acoustic fence, build up of the T&G boards on the fence posts.
Acoustic Fencing - Build up

Continued build up of the boarding.

More T&G boards are added to increase the height.
Acoustic Barrier - 54 lin mts

T&G board build up over the whole length.

From one end almost to the other, you can see the uild up of the acoustic barrier fence.
Acoustic Fencing - coming together.

More boarding added

More T&G boards have been added. At this height you need to start putting the fixings in to add support for the posts.
Acoustic Fencing - T&G boards done

Just the last couple of boards to fit

Just the last two lengths of T&G to fit in to the posts now.
Acoustic barrier installed.

The counter rail and capping is now fitted.

Acoustic barrier installed. - The counter rail and capping is now fitted.

Acoustic Fencing construction.

Like all fencing the secret to a correctly installed fence is in the line and level. Sort these out and all you have to do is install the posts to the correct specification (depth and footing size) and you are good to go.

In the picture you can see the installation build up from the setting of the 'tuning fork' style posts to the installation of the tongue and grooved boards.

The base board has to be in ground contact to prevent sound going underneath. The planks are 4.8mts long and build up in a staggered joint to add strength. Along the top extra counter rails are fitted and the capping is attached.

And yes... It is meant to have a slight curve in it!

View of the acoustic barrier from the other side.

This shows the acoustic fence from the 'other' side.  It is the same bother sides due to the construction method.
1.8mt high Acoustic Barrier

A lower fence on an adjacent boundary.

This is a 1.8mt high acoustic fence on an adjacent boundary. this shows the posts and base board installed.
Acoustic Fence - build up

Build up of the T&G boards.

Shows all but the last two levels of T&G boards on the 1.8mt high fence line.
Shows completed fencing with all T&G boards and counter rail and capping.
1.8mt high Acoustic Barrier

Fence now complete.

A pile of timber components for the installation of Acoustic barrier fence.
Acoustic Fencing - Components

Not long off the lorry.

Ready for the install.

Acoustic Barrier - more information.

One of the benefits of the system is that it looks the same on both sides. The adjacent residents I spoke with were happy with the look of the fencing, it offers an attractive backdrop to their gardens.

The timber was all supplied pressure treated in a green Tanalith treatment.

In case you are wondering about the cost (we installed approximately 80 lin mts) at the time this was installed (April 2022) the cost was in the region of £260.00 per lin mt.  It's not for everybody!