BROOM is the name we gave to this product, quite logically
With a wink of course, but when you look at it you immediately understand why. Broom consists of a fire-retardant MDF frame on which a firet-linen in the correct color is stretched. Subsequently, the leather-covered semi-circular slats are attached to this frame. And so the requested ton-sur-ton effect was achieved, creating an even more beautiful and serene look. The built-up also a includes a rock wool layer which greatly improves the absorption of sound and has a strong fire-retardant effect.
The next phase: testing
And we are happy to say that the result was above expectations. Contrary to the prediction of the acoustic consultant (Peutz), we achieved a result of alpha 0.70 instead of 0.45. During the test phase, we also developed a flexible system to measure the perfect distance between the leather bars, for even further optimization. Ultimately the fire test produced a fire class C qualification, which is, admittedly, insufficient for a hotel room, but it met the required standard for using it in the courthouse..
Quality comes with a price tag
The next step was placing the BROOM panels in the test chamber. This turned out to be slightly more complex than expected because despite the presumed standard dimensions, very little turned out to be standard. Instead of consistent dimensions, various elements such as doors, domotics and many of the spying-mirrors in doors induced an increasingly made-to-measure approach. The making a product turned out to be very complex and therefore time-consuming.