HOODY® is a range of Fire and Acoustic speaker hoods that will bring all your installations into conformity with the latest IEE and Building Regulations for Fire and Acoustic integrity of ceilings. The regulations state that once a hole has been made in the ceiling for a speaker, the integrity of its construction and its ability to perform in a fire is significantly reduced.
Due to its acoustic construction it will also stop a large amount of backwards sound leakage from the speakers to the rooms above its location, making in-ceiling speaker installation below a child’s bedroom, for example achievable.
It is suggested an Acoustic Fire hood is fitted to all ceiling speaker locations, but it is a requirement that hoods are fitted to all in-ceiling speakers that are installed where a ceiling is rated for 30 mins or more to ensure compliance.
If you are unsure, be safe… always fit a hood.
For example, a standard two storey house will require all the ground floor speaker locations to have hoods fitted to retain the ceilings 30 minute fire integrity. If a house has three storeys you will need hoods fitted on the ground and first floor to correctly comply with the regulations.
- Prevents fire from penetrating the ceiling void and retains ceiling’s fire protection integrity
- Reduces speaker sound travelling to floor above
- Acoustic rated for compliance with document L of the building regulations
- Lightweight & flexible cover can be fitted from below or above the ceiling
- Installed in seconds. Maintenance free
- Can be used for retro fit or new build installations
- Can be used in suspended or plasterboard ceilings
- Fully complies with all UK and EU legislation under BS EN1363-1 2020 for up to 90 minutes which meets and exceeds Document B Building Regulations BS476 Part 23 & 21 (relating to audio and fire dispersion in the home Parts E & F – 2004)
- Also complies with 18th Edition IEE Regulations
- Tested to EN 6069 (1997)
- EU Registered Design No. 6060084
- The HOODY hoods are the subject of a pending patent application
- Made in Great Britain