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Echo problem

Solving echo problems in buildings with SonaSpray

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How to reduce echo in a room with our SonaSpray reverberation control range

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How to reduce echo

Our extensive acoustic and soundproofing product ranges solve both types of noise problems commonly experienced in buildings: noise reverberation (echo problems) and noise transfer through ceilings, floors and walls.

To solve an echo problem in a room we recommend either our SonaSpray recycled, seamless, acoustic decorative finishes or Oscar Elite exceptionally smooth, flat acoustic plaster finish.  Both offer excellent reverberation control in buildings, achieving superb acoustics without compromising on design.

Our class leading acoustic range include economical, guaranteed acoustic solutions based upon natural components and fire rated recycled materials:

  • Recyclable
  • Low embodied energy
  • Carbon neutral
  • Environmentally friendly

Echo problem

Blavatnik School of Government - SonaSpray fc arctic white applied to concrete throughout atrium.
Credit to Laing O'Rourke, Hoare Lea Acoustics & CG Reynolds.


How to reduce echo in a room

One Mabledon Place The Halo Building - Oscar Elite acoustic plaster
Credit to Integra Contracts/ISG, Steffian Bradley Architects & Gary Britton Photography.

Benefits of echo control

Noise is proven to cause stress which can lead to a range of health issues such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported in 2011 that noise pollution contributed to a shocking 1.7m years of life lost in Europe.

Thankfully there is now a push for designing interiors not only for their appearance but more importantly the experience for all those who inhabit the spaces as well.  More designers are looking to create environments that are fit for purpose and can actually help improve health and wellbeing along with social behaviours and productivity. 

We have the most extensive range of acoustic solutions to help you get your acoustics right.  Whether it be for a fit-out, refurbishment or new build, taking acoustics seriously and removing distractions caused by excess noise and echo problems will ensure that interiors sound as good as they look with a welcoming and calm atmosphere.


Contact us

For more information regarding our reverberation control products for echo problems or if you have any questions regarding building acoustics you can call us direct on 01474 854902.  Alternatively, please fill in our enquiry form via our contact us page and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Echo problem article written by D. Mack.


Echo problem installations

Echo problem - Emlyn Hughes House

Echo problem - Emlyn Hughes House offices

Emlyn Hughes House is designed to provide drama both from the exterior and interior.  The Gateway Project was intended to represent the history of the town by resembling a submarine, construction of which is the towns primary industry.