All cities have their leisure activities, which is something necessary as it invites to enjoyment. However, in some situations this leisure crosses the limit of fun and becomes quite a serious problem, even more in summer time. The noise emitted by the music of nightclubs, game rooms, pubs, terraces and the bustle of people, usually causes the discontent of the residents who live in the area, affecting their rest and health. The noise pollution generated by entertainment venues is a problem in today’s cities that we cannot ignore, which is why at Metalesa we provide solutions thanks to our acoustic screens.

In addition to complying with the regulations, the installation of anti-noise screens for the acoustic insulation of leisure establishments is also a good way to save yourself from misunderstandings with the neighborhood, improving the image of your business in the area since the neighbors will have no complaints about its operation.

Nose limits in leisure premises

According to Law 7/2002 on protection against noise pollution, these are the maximum noise levels allowed for leisure venues:

  • Clubs: 104 dB (A)
  • Rooms with a musical setting: 90 dB (A)
  • Game rooms: 85 dB (A)
  • Bars and restaurants: 80 dB (A)

The problem arises when, despite the fact that these establishments comply with acoustic regulations, it is not enough to avoid that the neighbors who live around them are not affected by the noise pollution that comes from this type of premises.

How to meet the noise limits in leisure premises

At Metalesa we care about protecting what matters most to us: people. All our products and services are intended to guarantee security, and in this case we make sure to protect them from noise excess with the installation of acoustic screens.

The urbanizations or buildings that are close to nightclubs often have to withstand the noise that comes from them. The reverberations of the music as well as the noise caused by the entry and exit of people from a leisure venue are always a problem. For this reason, at Metalesa we design, manufacture and install acoustic screens around entertainment venues.

We are aware that an acoustic screen is not usually a decorative element, therefore we have acoustic screens with an aesthetic finish that will make them fit perfectly with the design of your leisure business.

But what are the steps for the installation of acoustic screens in my entertainment venue?

Conducting an acoustic study

The first step when carrying out an installation of acoustic screens is to carry out an acoustic study to obtain noise maps. Their evaluation allow us to give all the necessary information to decide the optimum product to isolate the noise source. At Metalesa we work with the leading companies in the acoustic studies sector to always offer the best results.

Once we get the data from the study, we will know how and where to put the acoustic screens. Then we carry out the manufacture and installing operations. Finally another acoustic study is carried out in the area to check the effectiveness of the installation and verify that we have eradicated the noise problem.

Acoustic screens for entertainment venues

Urban Acoustic Screen

The urban screens that surround the exteriors of the terraces of the leisure venues fulfill a double function: environmental and aesthetic. They are made up of acoustic panels and a supporting structure that supports them.

They can be made of three types of materials: metal, methacrylate or wood. Each one has advantages that make them optimal for each type of location. For example, metal or wood, in addition to improving acoustic behavior, achieve a privacy effect; If your place is a more intimate place, these will be ideal.

On the other hand, within the urban screens, the transparent methacrylate acoustic screens manage to bounce the noise towards the interior of the premises without giving up the views. If your place has wonderful views of the sea, you can take advantage of the installation of methacrylate acoustic screens to isolate the noise without missing the view. Without a doubt, this type of panel is a very good option for leisure establishments, since it provides a lot of style and, above all, allows it to comply with regulations.

Metagreen Acoustic Screen

The metallic screen with vegetal mesh is not only a very effective acoustic solution, in leisure establishments it fulfills an aesthetic function that adapts to any type of design.

Inside, rock wool and other materials are placed, along with a green plastic mesh that facilitates the growth of vegetation on both sides. They are perfect for creating a vertical garden that, in addition to isolating noise, will help us decorate the walls of the premises.

Acoustic Design Screen

As mentioned above, at Metalesa we take care of offering a quality product that not only meets high expectations in relation to acoustic problems, but also at the level of design and adaptation to the space of our clients. In the case of leisure premises, it is evident that the acoustic screens, in addition to fulfilling their insulating function, must be visually attractive so that they do not clash in the decoration of the premises.

Our design acoustic screens guarantee maximum noise absorption and great durability, in addition, we offer various alternatives such as anti-corrosion, hot-dip galvanized, thermo-lacquered treatments and the combination of both treatments.

Is the acoustic insulation of the leisure venues compulsory?

In Spain, municipalities and autonomous communities are given the power to regulate noise in the areas where leisure venues are located. In this sense, if necessary, it is mandatory in order to comply with the regulations in force in each community and to ensure the well-being of the residents who live in the area.

In any case, in order to ensure that it complies with regulations, it is best to achieve the maximum possible insulation. In this way it will be able to adapt to any regulation, even when it becomes more restrictive, which can happen at any time.

Noise Penalties in entertainment venues

The truth is that in Spain there are numerous sanctions in cases where discotheques and party places exceed the acoustic limit established by law. The communities with the most penalties are Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Madrid, Andalusia and Valencia.

The law acts and sanctions this excess noise, with different types of fines depending on the case:

  • Minor: the fine to pay is 600 euros.
  • Serious: the local must pay a fine of between 601 and 12,000 euros.
  • Very serious: they must pay between 12,001 and 300,000 euros. In addition, the revocation of the validity of the municipal installation or activity license or the suspension thereof for a period of time between one year and one day and five years. In fact, the authorities could close the establishment for a certain period of time.

If you are the owner of a leisure venue, do not hesitate to contact us. It is not worth risking a possible fine, nor to earn the discontent of your neighborhood. Bet on the safety, health and aesthetics that our acoustic screens guarantee. To request a quote call us at 96 088 99 44 or send us an email to