How should your Akupanel | 240 mounted?
Akupanel | 240 Assembly Installation on formwork
Step 1: Prepare the wall
Start by preparing the wall. Wipe the wall with a cloth and remove any screws, nails, and other obstructions so that the wall is completely even. Then you can measure and mark where the panels are to be mounted.
Step 2: Install the Studs
Begin by installing the studs/scaffolding on the wall where you will mount your acoustic panels. Use screws (and possibly rawlplugs) that are suitable for the type of wall you have. If not, you can screw the studs directly into the wall. A 40cm spacing between the studs is recommended.
Step 3: Insert mineral wool
If you want to achieve sound class A with your panel installation, mineral wool should be inserted between the joists. Once the joists are installed, cut the mineral wool to size and insert it between the joists.
Step 4: Cutting panels to height
Once you have measured your wall, you will know if your panels need to be cut to fit.
If you need to adjust the height of the panel, you can cut it using a circular saw or a jigsaw (a regular saw).
Mark the cut line on the panel using a pencil, so you can make a straight cut.
Remember to screw the slats in place after cutting
After cutting the panel, it’s a good idea to screw the ends of the slats back in place (through the felt and into the slats) using about 15mm long screws. Otherwise, the slats may hang loosely.
Repeat through each slat.
Step 5: Mounting the panels
Fasten the acoustic panels to the wall by screwing the black gypsum screw (35 mm) through the black acoustic felt and into the wall (or if you have used rawplugs, screw into them).
We recommend 15 screws per panel.
The acoustic panels have a felt side and a slat side.
The sides of the acoustic panels fit together so that the joints themselves will be hidden behind the slat on the previous panel.
When mounting the panels, push the panels together (felt side against slat side) until there is a 13 mm gap between the slats in the joint. Do NOT push the panels together completely. To maintain the correct distance, you can take a slat from a color sample and place it between the two panels, as shown in the video below.
Step 6: Cutting the panels to width
When you reach the end of your wall, you may need to cut the panel to fit in width.
You can adjust the panels in width by cutting the felt with a knife.
Then screw the last part of the panel to the wall – again using black gypsum screws through the felt.