Camira Fabrics & Resonics

By |2020-11-25T15:34:06+00:00August 9th, 2020|Acoustics, Acoustic Panels|

Camira Fabrics is an award winning UK textile innovation company with a long history of creating fabrics for a wide range of sectors. They design and manufacture a huge range of fabrics for worldwide commercial interiors and transport. Camira continually endeavor to push beyond the technological limitations of fabric design and production, delivering aesthetic innovation and pioneering environmental manufacturing. Camira produce over 8 million metres of fabric a year, and are a truly great and globally successful company who love and celebrate their [...]

14 New Architectural Acoustic Products To Check Out

By |2020-04-16T10:48:25+00:00October 15th, 2019|Acoustic Panels, Office Acoustics|

14 New Architectural Acoustic Products To Check Out The world of architectural acoustics is changing, rapidly. As acoustic solutions become commonplace in commercial spaces, so has the demand to create unique and innovative sound absorbing products that serve not just a functional purpose, but which strike the eye. In recent years there has been an explosion of new acoustic products on the market that could only have been dreamed of in times past. These products blur the lines [...]

5 Of The Best Acoustic Solutions For Sports Halls

By |2020-09-16T15:52:29+00:00August 17th, 2015|Acoustic Panels, Reverberation Time, School Acoustics|

Sports halls need special consideration when they are being acoustically treated - meaning that the right combination of acoustic panels must be chosen. This is for four reasons: Sports halls usually have particularly poor acoustics due to their designs: high impact surfaces like concrete and brick are highly noise reflective and lead to prolonged reverberation times. Sports halls are usually large cubes with no soft surfaces - making them harsh sound environments. Parallel surfaces, typically far away from each other, mean noise is efficiently propelled around [...]

Sound Absorption & Sound Masking – How Do They Compare?

By |2020-06-02T12:09:48+00:00August 5th, 2014|Acoustic Panels, Sound Masking, Sound Absorption, Office Acoustics, Restaurant Acoustics|

You may have heard of sound masking and even looked into it as a possible solution for your room acoustic issues. There's no denying that it is an practical fix in some cases and it certainly has its advantages. But how does it compete with sound absorption - which is often perceived as the most effective way of creating a comfortable acoustic environment? Here is our take on working with two very different solutions. What is sound absorption? Sound absorption refers to the [...]

Case Study: Staff Canteen Acoustics – DFID

By |2017-08-11T11:17:27+00:00April 1st, 2014|Acoustic Panels, Acoustic Ceilings, Restaurant Acoustics|

The Problem The Department of International Development (DFID) contacted Resonics for an acoustic survey and assessment for their staff canteen and break-out area at their London offices in Whitehall. The café and break area were suffering from a reverberation problem which was caused by a large number of hard surfaces and high ceilings. The result of the reverberant environment was excessive noise levels, lack of privacy and poor speech intelligibility. With the space being used for a number of purposes ranging from café [...]

Case Study: Crown Packaging

By |2020-01-14T14:25:45+00:00March 24th, 2014|Acoustic Panels, Acoustic Ceilings, Office Acoustics|

The Problem Resonics recently completed a project for Crown Packaging in Oxfordshire where the brief was to improve the acoustics in a large and noisy open plan office. An acoustic survey undertaken by one of Resonics’ acoustic consultants found the reverberation time to be 1.81s in the space, resulting in a harsh acoustic environment and creating problems of poor speech intelligibility and concentration. An extremely common problem in open plan work environments, lots of people talking, using phones, walking and using photocopiers make [...]

Soundproofing or Sound Absorption – What’s the Difference?

By |2020-07-21T15:31:57+00:00March 3rd, 2014|Acoustic Panels, Sound Proofing|

Anyone that has an issue with noise may come to us asking for a ‘soundproofing’ solution. Businesses, schools, restaurants, theatres, halls and hospitals all have a tendency to struggle with controlling sound. For some it’s the sound within the room that needs to be lessened, whilst for others it’s the sound from elsewhere that needs to be blocked from leaving or entering a room. ‘Soundproofing’ is often used as a general term that encompasses all interior acoustic solutions.  But in fact, soundproofing is [...]

Our Top 10 Sound Absorbing Solutions

By |2020-04-16T08:25:21+00:00January 9th, 2014|Acoustic Panels, Sound Absorption|

There are an abundance of sound absorbers currently on the market, and depending on our clients’ individual needs and budget, we are likely to recommend any one of the tried and tested products available in our product catalogue. But there are some panels that we use more than others and some that are fantastic when it comes to certain criteria. Here is our Top 10 list of panels that tick the boxes for some or most of the criteria below. Effectiveness or sound absorbency rating [...]