Acoustic Doors – The Sound of Silence

Although the Greek-derived word acoustic means simply ‘audible’, the study of Acoustic Science takes into account every sound wave, including those which are inaudible to humans such as ultrasound. The science also concerns itself with vibration, applying acoustic principles to solid materials in order to create products such as sound-reducing and totally soundproof doors.

Acoustic doors are used in a diverse and extensive array of environments where the effective control of sound is necessary. These environments range from offices, where ambient noise from other workers and office machinery etc. can lower productivity and interrupt important meetings to schools, colleges and universities, where professional acoustic doorsets will allow students the quiet they need in order to study effectively. Acoustic doors are also often used in areas of shared accommodation to add privacy, in establishments such as hotels, schools and hospitals or other medical facilities.

Certain environments require absolute silence to function correctly; places such as operating theatres, courtrooms, recording studios and academic examination rooms – installing totally soundproof acoustic doorsets is necessary in such cases.

Bespoke Complete Services specialise in providing state-of-the-art professional acoustic doors and doorsets for all of these environments and more. Utilising advanced, optimised manufacturing techniques to process materials of the highest quality, we create doorsets featuring powerful and innovative acoustic seals, offering many years of low-maintenance strength, style usability and durability. As well as guaranteeing the stated level of acoustic protection, our environmentally-friendly solid particleboard or tri-laminate hardwood timber cores at the heart of our acoustic doors also display high fire resistance and smoke-containment qualities.

Our acoustic doors, as with our entire range of professional doorsets, offer total versatility when it comes to constructional and aesthetic choices – check out our selection of high-grade laminates, paint grades and veneers.

Choose Bespoke Complete Services for all of your professional doorset needs – competitive prices teamed with impeccable customer service. Call us on 01254 777142 or email if you need any assistance.

Sonic Solutions – The Acoustic Door

A great number of buildings require effective systems to control and limit the spread of sound within. This is particularly true of working environments such as offices, schools and hospitals, where excessive noise levels have a proven negative impact on staff health, morale and productivity. The installation of high-quality acoustic doorsets is an ideal way to combat the problem of ambient noise inside buildings.

Acoustic doors are used in a wide variety of environments. As well as creating comfortable working environments, acoustic doors offer an increased level of privacy and are therefore perfectly suited for use in hotels and other types of shared accommodation. In some cases, such as with recording studios, courtrooms and operating theatres, complete silence is necessary; totally soundproof doors can be used to ensure this isolation.

The word acoustic derives from Greek and means to hear. Acoustic science, which is being increasingly studied, is the study of all sound waves across the spectrum from ultrasound to vibration. Applying the science to materials has led to the development of incredibly-effective acoustic doors manufactured with ever-improving techniques.

Bespoke Complete Services offer a fully-optimised selection of acoustic doorsets featuring the very latest acoustic seals and created using advanced manufacturing techniques. As well as guaranteed results in terms of sound reduction, our acoustic doors are of superior mechanical durability and strength, display high resistance to fire and feature innovative smoke-containment systems. Independently tested to ensure complete adherence to the strict specifications set out in BS476 Pt.22 for FD applications.

As with all of our doorsets, complete versatility in terms of construction and aesthetic is provided as standard. We offer either a tri-laminate hardwood timber or solid particleboard core, each of which represents an environmentally-friendly choice; the core is then customised to precisely suit its intended application. To complete the door, a diverse selection of veneers and paint grades can then be selected from.

To find out more or to receive a quick, competitive quote on the Bespoke Complete Services range of soundproof and acoustic doorsets, call our team today on 01254 777142 or email us at

Sound Control – The Science of Acoustics

In many environments, such as schools, hospitals, music studios, hotels and offices, it is important to limit the spread of ambient noise from one area to another. Installing acoustic doors is an effective solution to the problem and Bespoke Complete Services offer a full range designed to perfectly suit your particular requirements.

Particularly in working environments, excess noise can have a dramatic negative impact on productivity levels; countless surveys of students and office workers have proven this fact time and time again. Some environments, such as operating theatres and recording studios, require complete isolation from distracting outside noises in order to function at their optimum level. In these areas, as with almost every aspect of society, the application of acoustic science is present.

Acoustic derives from the Greek verb ἀκούω, which means “to hear” (the Latinised equivalent of the word is sonic). Centring around the study of mechanical waves, including all levels of sound from vibration to ultrasound, acoustic science is continually applied across our daily lives.

At Bespoke Complete Services, we have developed and optimised our acoustic doorsets to the highest level, seamless incorporating state-of-the-art construction techniques and acoustic seals. Guaranteeing a high level of sound reduction, our acoustic doorsets also offer high mechanical strength and durability, smoke containment systems and an excellent resistance to fire. To ensure full peace-of-mind, our doorsets have been fully independently tested to meet the BS476 Pt.22 standard for both FD60 and FD30 applications.

A variety of configurations are available to perfectly met any bespoke requirement. Two different types of core (solid particle board and tri-laminate hardwood timber) can be chosen from, each offering an environmentally choice that can then be customised to requirements. To complete your chosen doors, a choice of paint grades and veneers is available.

As well as noise-reducing doors, Bespoke Complete Services are also expert providers of completely soundproof doors for use in environments where complete silence is required. Call our team today to find our more about these quality doors.

For more information or a cost-effective quote on our fantastic range of acoustic and soundproof doors and doorsets, please contact our friendly and professional team on 01254 777142 or email us at

Burnley UTC

The Grade II listed Victoria Mill complex, known locally as The Weavers Triangle, has been transformed with the help of Bespoke products. The site, once at the heart of Burnley’s textile industry, encompasses many listed industrial buildings & heritage assets & is one of the finest surviving Victorian landscapes in the UK.

The first phase of this major re-development has now been completed with the opening of the North West’s first University Technical College (UTC). The college provides technical study to 800 students aged between 14-19 specialising in construction & engineering.

Bespoke were tasked to produce an array of specialist doors and doorsets to compliment the existing features of the buildings. Doorsets were manufactured in European Quarter cut Oak veneer and high pressure laminate to varying fire and acoustic performance criteria including FD30 & FD60 rated doorsets and 35db acoustic doorsets. The fast track programme meant that the doorsets were provided in just under 4 weeks form site measure to final delivery.

Doorsets Supplied to Darwen Vale High School

Bespoke are pleased to announce that our first batch of doorsets are now being produced for the brand new and fully re-furbished Darwen Vale High School.

The project consists of circa 325 door leaves in total all manufactured here in the local community with Darwen people at the hub of the manufacturing facility. Our doors which are being manufactured carry a severe duty rating ensuring a quality product with great sustainability in respect of life expectancy and usage.

All of the doors are being produced with a laminate face providing a very robust and fit for purpose product in two colours to fit with the current surroundings in order to retain parts of the existing building.

The laminates used are a Glacier white and Graphite grey along with some special manufactured polished birch veneer, in keeping with the present schemes.

On completion the doorsets will be delivered to site and installed over the next 4 months with the school due to open officially in Summer 2012.

This will be an exciting opening and a chance to see all the hard work come together and create a purpose built, inspiring building for learning and education.

Due to this project being a school it was necessary to provide FD30 and F60 protection throughout the building and also in some areas.

In addition to the fire doors they also needed acoustic doors. It was these doors that needed performance up to and including 35db.

For more information concerning doors and doorsets for large projects then please contact Bespoke Complete Services on 01254 777142 or email

Shhh! Acoustic Doorsets from BCS

Within many buildings there is a requirement for acoustic doors and acoustic doorsets to be implemented. Bespoke Complete Services have a range of Acoustic doorsets in both standard sizes and also non-standard sizes too.

Our acoustic doors have been developed to meet acoustic doorset requirements as well as various standards set out in regards to fire performance. Bespoke Complete Services use the very latest acoustic seal within the manufacturing process of creating our acoustic doors.

The use of this seal when combined with the latest construction techniques ensure that high levels of sound reduction, resistance to fire, mechanical strength, durability and the containment of smoke in the event of a fire.

Our acoustic doorsets have been tested extensively in accordance with British Standards requirements and are fully compliant to BS476 part 22 for FD30 and FD60 applications. Therefore our acoustic doors can be used as a general door core where heavier duty performances are needed as a requirement.

If you have a requirement for an acoustic door which will provide you with acoustic performances between Rw.30dB & Rw.41dB (BS EN ISO 717-1:1997) then look no further then Bespoke Complete Services.

Currently we supply our acoustic doorsets with two core types:

  • Environmentally responsible three layer tri-laminate hardwood timber core
  • Environmentally responsible solid particleboard core

You can view the full details on our acoustic door configurations and performance details. Bespoke Complete Services are used to manufacturing large volumes of acoustic doors for use within hospitals, schools, music studios, offices, hotels and many other applications. Our on time solutions mean that if you are a contractor requiring a large number of acoustic doorsets then we can deliver them direct to you onsite.

For more information in regards to our acoustic doors and their configurations and performance details you should contact us on 01254 777142 or email

American White Oak Doorsets In Wakefield

We were approached to go and take a look at the Wakefield Scientific Support Facility which is a forensic investigation support centre of excellence which will be home to the Forces Imaging Unit, Scenes of Crime and Forensics Specialists such as the Fingerprint Bureau and the DNA Burea.

This was a highly prestigious job; they wanted us to supply a total of 180 doorsets in American White Oak with matching American White Oak frames. The doorsets chosen ranged from NFR, FD30, FD60 & FD90 doorsets which included matching veneered over panels. The site which is based at Calder Park will be close to junction 39 of the M1 motorway and it will enhance West Yorkshire Police’s use of the most cutting edge scientific techniques in their fight against crime.

The doorsets will be a range of products including NFR, FD30, FD60 & FD90 doorsets including matching veneered over panels. A range of single doorsets, leaf & half and matching pairs, including matching over panels are all included within the scheme, all to be provided with solid white oak frames.

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For more information about Bespoke Complete Services and our veneered doors as well as our acoustic doorsets and fire doors then why not contact our sales team on 01254 777142 or email

Acoustic Doorsets – BCS-L Acoustic Doorsets

Acoustic Door Sets from Bespoke Complete Services have been developed to meet a number of acoustic and fire performances. The doorsets incorporate the very latest acoustic seal and construction techniques and ensure high levels of sound reduction as well as incorporating Fire resistance, mechanical strength and durability and smoke containment.

The Bespoke range of acoustic doorsets have been extensively tested (BS476Pt.22) for FD30 and FD60 applications and may be used as a general door core where heavier duty performances are a requirement.

With additional sealing bespoke acoustic doorsets are able to provide acoustic performances between Rw.30dB & Rw.41dB (BS EN ISO 717-1:1997)

The doors are available with two different core types. The first is an environmentally responsible three layer tri-laminate hardwood timber core. An alternative would be another environmentally responsible solid particleboard core.

Acoustic Doorsets – successful testing for Bespoke

More Acoustic Doorsets were recently tested at the SRL (Sound Research Laboratories) by Bespoke Complete Services with successful results. Our success will allow us to provide more products and services to this ever demanding and increasing marketplace.


The principles associated with testing for ‘acoustic’ or ‘sound attenuating’ doors & doorsets are very simple. The ‘specimen’ sample is fitted between a transmirring room and a receiving room (see pictures attached). Sound is then generated across the full frequency range determined by reference to the test standard in the transmitting room. The sound pressure levels on the receiving room side of the specimen are then measured. The sound pressure levels recorded in the receiving room can then be deducted from the sound pressure levels in the transmitting room with the resultant loss in sound presuure levels measured in decibels recorded at each of the measured frequences.

Acoustics is a term that is used in connection with doorsets and when considering the acoustics of a room or acoustics relates to a number of considerations. When sound is generated the ‘loudness’ refers to sound pressure which is expressed in decibels ‘dB’. When striking a surface some sound will be reflected, some will be absorbed and some will pass through the structure. Sound will also lose energy with distance. Other issues are the influence of sound created outside of the measured space and the ability of the structure to minimise the influence of an acoustic space by preventing or reducing the transfer of external sound through a structure. This is referred to as ‘sound attenuation’ and it is the measure that generally applies to structures between spaces. Thus when refering to acoustic doors we generally mean ‘sound attenuating doors’.

ISO 140 sets out the range of frequencies used for the purpose of testing for acoustic performances. The test procedure for the measurement of sound attenuation is described by reference to BS EN ISO 140-3: 1995