The redevelopment of Melbourne’s West Altona Fire Station came with the promise by the Melbourne Fire Brigade to offer the best possible facility, resources and service delivery to the local community. Therefore, ModularWalls was immediately contacted for an acoustic enclosure when an emergency backup generator exceeded noise limits. In addition, the solution needed to be price sensitive.
An independent acoustic assessment determined a 3.4 x 5.3 metre, 2-sided noise-mitigating enclosure utilising VogueWall posts with AcoustiMax75 panels would offer the most cost-effective solution. The AcoustiMax panels have a proven noise reduction quality of 20 +dB to shield neighbouring residents from excessive generator noise.
To ensure quick and easy access to the generator whilst maintaining noise mitigation integrity, ModularWalls custom-designed full-height modular gates. This gate also incorporated the AcoustiMax75 panels. An ingenious flash plate and foam tape ensured no excessive noise leak through the seam in the double door frontage. The Altona Fire Station and their contracted acoustic engineer were extremely pleased; the result only took two days to install. ModularWalls managed the entire process from concept drawings, detailed design and engineering to installation, which is why they are Australia’s leader and fastest-growing manufacturer of commercial acoustic walls.