Rockfon creates the perfect learning environment

December 14, 2016

Set in a picturesque village in County Clare, St Joseph’s Secondary School is a new state-of-the art learning facility created as part of an ambitious multi-million Schools Bundle PPP Programme - Bundle 4 Project.


Rockfon ceiling solutions were installed to help create the ideal conditions for learning and enhance the architect’s contemporary design.

Pat McManamon from BAM Building Ltd, Ireland, was involved in the selection of Rockfon ceilings for this project “We chose Rockfon because their ceiling systems met (and exceeded in most cases) the acoustic requirements set out by the Department of Education. Fire safety is paramount in schools and Rockfon ceiling systems conform to the safest fire classification, Class A1 fire resistance.”

Light and sound contribute to pleasant spaces

Education buildings need to be functional and pleasant spaces. Major contributors to this are light and sound. Rockfon Artic satisfies these requirements and was installed in classrooms, offices and circulation spaces. The tile’s smooth, white surface offers optimum light reflection, contributing to a comfortable environment with low glare and reduced eye disturbance. Rockfon Artic also provides enhanced sound absorption (0.8aw) – ensuring teachers can communicate – enabling students to perform at their best.

Suitable for shower and wet rooms

Rockfon Koral was fitted in the shower and wet rooms at St Joseph’s as it has a wipeable, micro-textured surface that can cope with increased humidity and the need for regular cleaning with a damp cloth or sponge.

Hyland Contracting installed Rockfon ceilings at the School. Director, Mark Hyland was impressed with the technical support he received from Rockfon. “Having a representative from Rockfon here in Ireland made a big difference to the job. He was on site, and offered advice and assistance at every stage, which ensured the ceilings looked perfect. We plan to use Rockfon for the next three school projects.”

We chose Rockfon because their ceiling systems met the acoustic requirements set out by the Department of Education.

Pat McManamon

BAM Building Ltd, Ireland,

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