Fireproof acoustic panels in train station

Esplanade Train Station, Australia

Noise reduction in an acoustically hostile environment

Increased attention is being paid to acoustics in train stations. The materials necessary for function
are generally hard, reflective surfaces with little absorption to prevent ambient noise build up. When
you introduce the noise from trains, general activity and a PA/VA system, this can lead to an acoustically
hostile environment.

More importantly than this, In the event of an emergency it is vital that speech intelligibility is sufficient
to allow members of the public to hear important safety messages clearly.

Quietstone wall panels are suitable for use in this environment as they are far more durable than
other stand alone options, have high fire safety rating and are also non toxic or fibrous.
In Esplanade station, the panels were mounted on an aluminium frame which provides an air gap to
the rear of the panels. This greatly increases the sound absorption, particularly in the low frequencies,
but also provides protection for any services behind.


The panels were installed on a simple aluminium framework, the type typically used for facade mounting.
This framework was fast to install and the panels were attached using Tek, self-drilling screws. This leads
to rapid installation as there are no need to pre-drill holes and once the panels are up, mechanical fixings are ‘plugged’ with the same material to hide the holes. Smaller panels were also installed to hide to fixings to the side.


  • High sound absorption
  • Non combustible
  • Weather resistant
  • Self bearing
  • Easily cut on site
  • Bespoke sizes available
Quietstone Acoustic Products
Quietstone UK Ltd

Nab Quarry, Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5SD