Christchurch City Council

Echostop - a great fit for a big space

Echostop perforated plasterboard has been utilized by Athfield Architecture to crown the 5m high space provided by the shell of the city’s former telephone exchange building. As part of its recent conversion from telephone exchange to new civic office, the Echostop ceiling has contributed to the creation of an excellent working environment.

Sound reverberation problems that could have detracted from the comfort of this cavernous space have been eliminated by the selection of Echostop which provides an NRC of 0.80. Its fire performance characteristics enable the widespread use of this product across the expansive ceiling areas.

Wayne Stevens of Interior Plastering Services, who fixed and stopped the ceilings, is pleased with the finished article and says that his experienced team of plasterers found the Echostop was good to work with. In some areas there is a seamless combination of perforated and standard smooth plasterboard providing a homogeneous form.

The smart contemporary visual appearance created with this economical product sees it fit well into the brief for a project of this scale.

Echostop information can be found on the plasterboard ceilings section of the Forman web site. Product is available in a convenient 13mm x 2400mm x 1200mm sheet size with round or square hole options.

Products used: Studco Concealed Grid


Products used: GIB Quietline Perforated Plasterboard