Modern materials house classic vehicles with Troldtekt

  • 12 Jul 2023

‘Autobarn’ is an unusual build comprising an elegant five-bay garage and accompanying workshop sitting within the grounds of a Grade-II listed 18th-century home in Somerset. Troldtekt acoustic panels feature there…

The brief was to create a garage with an adjoining workshop to house the client’s classic car collection.

The finished result is an aesthetically beautiful building with its deceptively simple wooden barn-themed styling using agricultural materials such as concrete and recycled wood under a zinc roof. 

With surfaces comprising steel, timber and polished concrete floor, architects Bindloss Dawes Architects incorporated Troldtekt acoustic panels to clad both the walls and ceilings between the steel frames for sound absorption and to combat the issue of reverberating noise.


The added advantage of having services hidden behind the white panelling means the final result is a stunning simplistic and minimalist design allowing the classic cars to be the focus of attention and transforming the space into more of a gallery than a traditional garage.

Troldtekt acoustic panels are available in a variety of different surfaces and colours and combine sound absorption with a tactile surface.

With an expected life cycle of at least 50 years and resistance to humidity and impact, they are available in various sizes and four grades, from extreme fine to coarse.

The panels can be left untreated or painted in almost any RAL colour. Depending on the panel specified, reaction to fire is classed in accordance with EN 13501 as B-s1,d0 or A2-s1,d0 respectively. 

Founded on the Cradle-to-Cradle design concept and having attained Gold certification, Troldtekt wood wool acoustic panels are manufactured using wood from certified forests (PEFC and FSC®C115450) and can contribute positively to a building’s BREEAM, DGNB or LEED points. 

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