Hawa sliding doors can meet all current requirements for sound insulation.
During the recent pandemic, many people came to realize how much they are bothered by noise. Having peace and quiet for work and hobbies is essential. In the office too, we need effective soundproofing so that we are not disturbed.
To ensure a certain amount of peace and quiet, either at home or elsewhere, the wall and door between two rooms should let through as little sound as possible. The latest generation of HAWA sound-insulating sliding doors, Hawa Junior Acoustics and Hawa Porta Acoustics, it no longer makes a difference whether hinged or sliding doors are used. However, with living and working spaces becoming increasingly tighter, sliding doors have decisive advantages. Unlike hinged doors, which act as a functional element—either they are open or closed—sliding doors can be used as a room divider. This allows for more flexibility in spatial planning, which is something that is also increasingly being considered by architects and planners.
Sound insulation with flexibility and esthetics
Developing an effective sound-insulating solution was not easy. We had to take various requirements into
account. A horizontal sliding movement means that both horizontal and vertical seals are needed, i.e., at the top and bottom, as well as against the wall. It is also important to ensure that, with a high degree of sealing, there is as little resistance as possible when the door is slid. What is more, the seals should be as easy to fit as possible and visually inconspicuous.
Building on existing knowledge
With our certified Hawa Suono solution, we were able to bring a sliding door fitting that set new standards in sound insulation to market maturity for the first time in 2017. The knowledge gained with this product helped us to develop a sound-insulating sliding door fitting for our two established systems, Hawa Junior and Hawa Porta. The complexity here was that, with the “Acoustics” sliding door fitting, we wanted to create a convenient solution that could be used in a wide variety of room partitioning situations. In addition to the certified solution, which is distributed via partners in the door industry, we can now also offer an individual, flexible solution for the trade.
Wide range of applications
In addition to their use in living and working spaces, Hawa Junior Acoustics and Hawa Porta Acoustics seem predestined for use in the hotel sector. In hotel rooms, where there is little space, but at the same time high demands for noise and odor separation, there is great potential for these two products. Other areas of application for sound-insulating sliding doors can be found wherever a certain degree of discretion is required. As with flexibility in room partitioning, we hope to see a growing awareness among architects and planners of the added value and benefits of sliding doors in terms of sound insulation.