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 [...]

The Use of Acoustic Panels as Notice Boards – Ecophon’s Safety Assurance

By |2017-08-11T11:13:18+00:00May 2nd, 2014|Office Acoustics, School Acoustics|

Notice Boards are often at the heart of offices, schools and other working environments creating hubs for notices, work and other important documents. Whilst acoustic panels are, practically speaking, ideal for use as notice boards little has been researched into the safety of using sound absorbers as display panels. When pins are used on acoustic panels, a tiny amount of glass wool can potentially be omitted into the surrounding atmosphere – too much of this could be dangerous to room users. Particular concern [...]

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 [...]

Taming Acoustics In Glass Offices

By |2020-04-16T12:00:41+00:00March 4th, 2014|Room Acoustics, Office Acoustics|

Rooms that are surrounded by glass walls and windows needn’t have issues with echo and reverberation. Whilst it’s true that the majority of acoustic panels and acoustic products are attached to walls and ceilings, there are a few solutions on the market that can be attached to or are ideal for covering glass surfaces whilst also offering fantastic sound absorbency. On any project that requires an acoustic solution in a largely glass surrounded space, we are likely to recommend one of the following [...]