Sound Absorption

Reduce Office Noise In 6 Simple Steps

By |2017-09-06T10:48:08+00:00January 9th, 2015|Acoustics, Sound Absorption, Office Acoustics|

It may be the leader in a social revolution, and wield immense power, yet Google has earned the wrath of one US journalist over its choice of office design. According to Lindsay Kaufman, Google is just one in a long list of globally resognised organisations that are ditching partitioned partitioned offices for open-plan designs, which she states are "beautifully airy, and yet remarkably oppressive", jeopardising privacy, particularly conversations. Even Toronto's new mayor John Tory has taken issue with the noise environment in his [...]

Just How Effective Are Sound Absorbing Panels?

By |2020-04-16T10:49:24+00:00November 6th, 2014|Sound Absorption, Office Acoustics|

The effectiveness of acoustic panels is something often questioned by our clients. While soundproofing a room is simple enough to test - just stand outside the treated room and listen for any noise escaping - reducing, rather than eradicating noise, isn't so easily measured. You can do the simple 'slap echo' test, but this is hardly the type of test you want to use to demonstrate your work. Every once in a while, our clients will want us to show them just how effective [...]

More Noise Must Be Made To Prevent Industrial Deafness Claims

By |2017-08-15T14:37:11+00:00October 10th, 2014|Acoustics, Sound Masking, Sound Absorption, Industrial Acoustics, Health & Safety, Office Acoustics|

The last decade has seen a dramatic shift in the landscape of workplace health and safety claims. A clampdown by the insurance industry on whiplash injuries – once the bane of insurers – has been replaced with a new cash cow for litigation lawyers: industrial deafness. The Association of British Insurers recently announced its plans to mount a lobbying campaign targeting the phenomenon; but while it scrambles to stem the ever increasing tide of claims, what can businesses do to prevent industrial deafness [...]

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 [...]

Demystifying Acoustics – Resonics’ 7 Rules of Sound Absorption

By |2017-08-11T10:45:43+00:00June 19th, 2014|Sound Absorption|

Continuing our series on demystifying acoustics, our ‘7 Rules of Sound Absorption’ focuses on how to optimise the use of sound absorbing materials to achieve the perfect acoustic environment. With years of experience of working with a huge range of room types and noise problems, we have honed a few simple principles that ensure the best level of acoustic comfort is achieved with every project we work on. So here are our 7 key rules: Calculate how many square feet of coverage 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 [...]