October 18, 2016 12:00
Norseal recently supplied passive fire protection and acoustic seals for a major office development being constructed in Cardiff.
The space, located in Cardiff’s Central Business District, is a modern style, multi-site development, featuring 79,500 square feet of office space. Norseal is continuously supplying door seals for the entire development, and two of the four buildings have been completed.
Developed by JR Smart, the building features eight floors of modern office space. The open plan layout required Norsound acoustic seals, which improve acoustics within buildings by preventing noise from travelling through doors.
The most recent phase included supply of 335no. NOR810S+ acoustic drop seals, which were installed on Number 3 Capital Quarter, the construction of which is underway in the latest phase.
The NOR810S+ is Norsound’s newest acoustic drop seal, which improves acoustic performance of doors and also prevents heat escaping or draughts from entering buildings, delivering improved comfort and efficiency.
The seal was designed with a larger travel length than the NOR810S, sealing gaps up to 15mm. It also features some of Norsound’s newest technology, including Parallel Drop Technology and a removable, easy-to-adjust actuator. At the same time, the NOR810S+ keeps many features that made the original NOR810S great – such as pre-fitted screws that make installation simple and a hollowed end cap for hassle-free cutting of the product.
Since this acoustic door seal is also suitable on fire doors, it helps to ensure fire safety building regulations are complied with.
Also provided on this phase were 1,000 of Norsound’s revolutionary perimeter door seals, the NOR710, for the Number 3 building. This seal also enhances acoustic performance of doors – giving the door a sealing efficiency as high as 97% and providing smoke sealing capabilities in accordance with British Standard (BS 476: Part 31.1: 1983).
Pyroplex fire only intumescent seals help to satisfy BS 476: Part 22: 1987 in both wet and dry applications. Norseal has provided over 1000 intumescent seals for this development.
Intumescent and acoustic door seals help to improve health and safety, efficiency, and even employee productivity in office spaces. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of our range of door seals, or view the product range online.