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Aluminium Canopies for Ute’s – The Benefits

Are you thinking about purchasing an aluminium canopy for UTE? Have you wondered why aluminium as a canopy material is a better option? There are many reason why you should buy aluminium canopies for UTE’s. Some of these include the following.

  • Aluminuim is sturdy and durable. If you drive your vehicle in extreme conditions, for example you may take it on and off for your camping trip, it’s necessary to buy an aluminium canopy because it offers you the best kind of protection
  • Aluminum makes the canopy water proof, so in case there is a chance of rain or thunder you can rest assured that all your working gear remains safe. These kind of UTE’s provide maximum protection from all kind of weather conditions. When it’s too hot or too windy, you are happy because all your stuff remains well protected.
  • Aluminium UTE’s make great makeshift tents. If you camp a great deal, sleeping in the UTE can help keep you protected. Plus, you wouldn’t have to worry about getting wet or anything or even being bitten by mosquitoes.
  • Aluminium is not prone to rusting either. So once you buy an aluminium canopy you now you wouldn’t have to worry a great deal about maintenance.
  • Just a regular cleaning can ensure that your canopy looks as good as new.

Things to keep in mind when purchasing Aluminium canopies for UTE’s

Whenever you purchase aluminium canopies for UTE’s make sure you keep the following things in mind

  • Always buy the canopy according to your requirement. If you need to use it as a camping space you may have to add additional areas for storage.
  • Also aluminium is pretty heavy so you have to make sure that your vehicle is able to handle all that additional weight.
  • Get to know your budget. Aluminium canopies may cost more but they also provide great value for money.
  • Keep in mind that a UTE is one of the most versatile car on the road, therefore I needs to be fitted with a canopy which offers is a sleek yet contemporary look.
  • Always buy the canopy from someone who is great at designing canopies specifically for UTE’s this would help make the installation process much easier.
  • If you need to add any specifications for the canopy, you may need to mention it beforehand. Doing so is always a better option because it helps you design a canopy which is well suited for your needs.
  • Check out the reviews on the internet. Chances are that people who have purchased the canopies might give you a good opinion whether you should purchase from a particular dealer or not.
  • Beware from someone who offers you a canopy for a dirt cheap price. Remember it’s the quality which matters in the long run and spending a bit more doesn’t harm anyone.

Looking for the best aluminium Canopies for your UTE’s? Look no further, just make sure you check out the different styles and varieties of aluminium canopies for utes available at CSM Service Bodies.


Sound Attenuation

Sound attenuation is useful and often needed within the diesel industry. Large mechanical workings, namely generators, need a soundproofing mechanism to protect both the hearing and mental peace of those around. It is important that we understand what exactly sound attenuation is and why it is so important. Let’s take a quick walk through the basics of sound reduction.

Sound attenuation is similar to soundproof or noise reduction. It means to reduce or thin a particular sound. How does something thin or reduce sound? The factor for reducing a particular sound depends on where the sound is coming from. If it is airborne, it originates from the outside.  To keep a particular sound out, it is important to insulate the space. If the sound is generated inside a room, the sound is being absorbed.  And if it a sound is transmitted throughout a structure,  the structure should be isolated from the particular source of sound vibration.  Porous and cellular materials which are solid can be good at absorbing energy which allows them to help isolation. However, they are not good at insulating against sound.

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Sound Absorption

Sound absorption is where a sound wave is not reflected nor is it transmitted. The energy of the sound vibration are absorbed into and permeate the material. Three categories of sound absorbers are as follows:There are three basic categories of

  • Porous materials usually

Made out of spun or matted or fibres. Common porous absorbers include draperies, fibrous minerals wool and glass fibres, carpets, spray-applied cellulose, and open-cell foam plaster. Air flow is allowed which converts the sound energy into heat.

  • Panel (membrane) absorbers having an inflexible

surface mounted over an airspace. Think of it like a tight lid.  Common panel (membrane) absorbers include lightweight impervious ceilings and floors, thin wood panelling over framing, and glazing.

  • And resonators created by slots connected

to an enclosed chamber of trapped air. The best and most widely used example of a resonator is the renowned Helmholtz resonator. The size of the opening on this bottle shape, the length of the bottleneck, and the amount of air trapped in the air chamber account for the resonation.


Elastic materials and steel frames can allow vibrations to travel through a building.

This type of noise is travels through continuous solid connections. Adding in a float or air chamber in the floor can muffle or reduce the sound. You can also put the building on resilient material or ue cellular materials.Putting the whole structure on resilient

pads can also isolate buildings.


Foams are not good at sound insulation. Sound insulation requires a heavier mass than that of heat insulation. Add concrete or brick layers to a wall or floor will do much better at improving sound reduction.

A basic generator enclosure is constructed with metal panels that are riveted, bolted, or screwed together to create a complete enclosure. There is also a welded option where the framework of metal elements that have been fabricated or are structural is covered with sheet metal and attached with welds, rivets, bolts or screws. Some structures use panels that come pre-manufactured and are connected to form side and roof panels. Usually it comes with a Pre-hung door, and the wall and roof panels generally include either acoustic or thermal  insulation, while a sheet of metal lines the interior genset. The stressed skin construction method is where fabricated shapes are connected together to form a general structure. Then it is integrated with an external skin and finally connected together with hard rivets. Stressed skin produces a lightweight but durable enclosure where the skin as well as the structural lining combine and become load-bearing components.

Each type of enclosure offers varying levels of sound attenuation, and costs varying amounts based on materials and level of sound attenuation. Keeping in mind the basics of sound theory and ways to mute or thin sound, you can create a peaceful and healthy working/living environment.

Shigaraki System

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  • Model 4716 CD Transport
  • Model 4715 DAC
  • Model 4717 Integrated Amplifier
  • Model 4722 Lens Speakers

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The Shigaraki System is a complete audiophile systems comprising four minimalistic and idiosyncratic components from Japan that harmonise to provide audio bliss to the most discerning music lover.

Junji Kimura brings a less-is-more approach to audio equipment to ensure that the listener experiences music in its purest form.

Orders received during March 2011 will enjoy a 20% discount – AU$7990 for the complete Shigaraki Systems. (RRP AU$9990).  A 10% discount on individual components is also available during this introductory period.