Wavebar insulates neighbourhood centre curvy roof
The new Woodcroft neighbourhood centre located in Northwest Sydney was recently completed and the open day for the local community to walk through and celebrate the new space took place in June 2019. The unique roof was ambitious and needed to consider sound acoustics to enable a comfortable, usable space for functions, dance groups, and other local hire purposes as well as ensure protection for surrounding residents.
The confident use of materials in the architectural, undulating Colorbond roof presented certain challenges that only Wavebar was equipped to handle so easily. Great flexibility and performance was required to adequately cover the spans involved, plus ease of install helped make the project a success.
The design incorporated two layers of 10kg Wavebar, which is a solution rarely used, although highly recommended for a really good result. The attention to detail in this installation meant noise transfer and rain noise wouldn't impact gatherings under this beautiful roof. The solution would help this space serve its purpose becoming the ideal under cover, sheltered area for hosting community functions with a great atmosphere.
Great flexibility and performance was required to adequately cover the curves and spans involved. The engineering team at Pyrotek® developed Wavebar® to be dense, thin, highly-flexible, tear-resistant and strong.102 rolls of Wavebar were installed.
Creating a unique venue for families and members of a community in the Blacktown council area was something the planners and community were proud to develop. Using high quality Australian materials has resulted in an architectural building to host successful local events for many years to come, rain, hail or shine.
Wavebar in this configuration was capable of achieving a significant sound reduction of greater than 33 dB, dramatically reducing the transfer of noise between the exterior and interior of the venue.
Project for: Blacktown City Council
Architect: Carter Williamson
Builder: Westbury Constructions