Woodfab Structures Ltd, previously called Buffalo Structures, commenced trading in Ireland in 2001 to manufacture Noise Reducing Devices for use in acoustic barriers.

A Woodfab spokesperson commented: “We also manufacture the Buan fencing system used as a visual screen fence.

“Woodfab Structures Ltd is a subsidiary of Woodfab Timber Ltd, a leading timber processor specialising in fencing, decking and motorway post and rail. Both companies are ISO 9001-2015 certified.

“Our acoustic barriers are designed for use in domestic, industrial and national highway applications and meet with all the relevant statutory requirements for manufacturing and the timber pressure treating process.

“They were originally invented in 1975 for the Department of Transport in the UK. They have since been installed on many major Iris hand UK highways and have stood the test of time. Tests carried out on sites have proven that the barriers have effectively reduced noise by more than 50%.

“The Woodfab acoustic barrier is an engineered innovative structure and is built to higher standard than mere fencing and uses more robust materials to meet the necessary strength, longevity and acoustic requirements. Barriers are available in many different heights to suit site specific requirements. Post centres can be up to 3.0m.

“We manufacture two types of noise reducing devices, absorptive type and reflective type. They both carry a robust acoustic design and have been laboratory tested to EN 1793 Standard for acoustic performance and to EN 1794 Standard for mechanical performance and stability requirements.

“Our ABSORPTIVE type of noise-reducing device is designed to insulate against noise and absorb the noise that strikes them.

“Our REFLECTIVE type of noise-reducing device, which also insulate against noise but reflects the noise that strikes them, can be manufactured single skinned or double skinned.

Woodfab Noise reducing devices used in Acoustic barriers are manufactured to meet with the European Standards for Noise Barriers and are treated with Tanalith E preservative in accordance with I.S. 435-1:2005 which specifies a desired service life of 30 years.”


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