WhisperWall & Ceiling

Acoustic Walls & Ceilings

WhisperWall® and WhisperCeiling® is an upholstered paneling system that is built directly into the wall or ceiling and constructed on-site. An acoustic solution that doubles as an integral part of interior design.

In the decades since Materialised purchased the Australasian WhisperWall® and WhisperCeiling® license, the awareness of acoustics in interior design has (thankfully) increased enormously! These systems of attaching and decorating acoustic absorbers is often said to have caused a truce in the war between Acousticians and Designers. You can read more about that here.

How It Works

The tracking systems enable tightly stretching fabric over acoustic absorbers on walls and ceilings. There are no standard or pre-fabricated panels as we assemble and install onsite with our team of experienced installers.

With 58 tracking profiles to choose from we are able to cater for any wall or ceiling situation. Our most common tracks are for 12mm, 25mm and 50mm acoustic absorbers. We can work with any specification nominated by an acoustic engineer.

The Details

The acoustic absorbers are manufactured from thermally bonded polyester fibre with up to 80% recycled fibre content from post-consumer PET packaging such as empty drink bottles.

  • GreenTag certified
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Certified in accordance with ISO 14025
  • Product Health Declaration (PHD) certified
  • Declare certified
  • Suitable for Green Star™ projects
  • No red list chemicals are present
  • No ozone-depleting gases are used during the manufacturing process
  • Safe, non-irritant, non-toxic, and non-allergenic
  • Products are 100% recyclable
  • High reuse potential
  • Tested to AS ISO 9705 Corner Burn in accordance with AS 5637.1
  • Group 1 SMOGRA not more than 100m2 /s2 x 1000
  • AS 1530.3
  • Ignitability: 0
  • Spread of Flame: 0
  • Heat Evolved: 0
  • Smoke Developed: 0-1

A range of flame retardant fabric with a modified weave is used for our art, allowing air to freely pass through, whilst maintaining printed integrity. CorfuArizona and Linen Look are some of the most popular.

Ask our team for more information, specific to your project requirements.

We understand that every space is unique, therefore our custom design options allow for an almost unlimited choice of design and colour, or you may choose to use your own images.

Can’t decide what images to use? Head to our extensive Image Library. The library provides a curated collection of designs ranging from abstract, landscapes, photographic and botanicals that suit any project.

Our team can adapt to constructional irregularities and build around objects, switches and other intrusions which may be problematic.

Particularities in installation are relative to each space and should be discussed in detail to guarantee safety and efficiency.

There are important factors that must be considered for a smooth ceiling installation such as:

1) Wall/ceiling material (e.g. Gyprock, brick, timber etc.)
2) Wall/ceiling penetrations (e.g. powerpoints, smoke alarms, light switches etc.)
3) Site accessibility
4) Ceiling height (is a forklift or scaffolding needed?)
5) Working hours for installation (day/night?)

It is crucial that these details are communicated early on in the process in order to minimise complications during engineering and installation.

Technical Overview & Drawings

WhisperWall Whisper Ceiling technical spec
WhisperWall WhisperCeiling technical profile
WhisperWall / WhisperCeiling
Polymer track stretching system (bold lines)
Absorber (curved lines)
Fabric (dashed lines)

“The staff at Materialised took on a major part of the internal installation, which included the printed artwork and acoustic insulation. Their workmanship and attention to detail was, in a word, “extraordinary”. We could not be happier with the final outcome and I can’t thank Materialised enough.”
Anthos Simon, General Manager, Edge Content & Technology (Boutique Event Cinema, George Street)

Whilst the names WhisperWall® and WhisperCeiling suggests an acoustically quiet space, your clients will be yelling in praise of the outcome! Give us a shout, and we can show you the system.

WhisperWall® & WhisperCeiling® Case Studies