Case Study 3 – Fitted Bookcases & Bookshelves
When is a bookcase not a bookcase, hopefully never! However fitted bookcases and cabinets fitted to walls can double up as sound insulation and wall panelling can help add in extra insulation to cold walls and include a complete new style to a room and various other guises around your home, including room dividers even clever concealment of electric boxes, safes or concealed rooms, suspended panelled or coffered ceilings can hide unsightly duct work.
Photos above show two projects of many which were commissioned to do just this…
Part of the brief for these matching alcove bookcases was to reduce the noise from a neighbour’s home. We specified multiple sound bloc materials by layering up. A 20mm special rubber sound bloc layer, then covered by a sound bloc plasterboard taped and sealed and the final layer incorporated a high density board with acoustic blocking properties in the back of the cabinet. The other shows a smart bookcase that hides a safe simple and effective.