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Architectural acoustic finishes for reverberation control in offices

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We spend a lot of time in the workplace and excessive noise levels in these areas can make us feel highly stressed, less helpful and less productive.  Over time working in an office with poor acoustics can have a negative affect on a persons quality of life, health and social behaviour.

Thankfully there is now a push for designing workspaces not only for their appearance but more importantly the experience for its inhabitants as well.  More designers are looking to create working environments that are fit for purpose and can help improve an employees health and wellbeing along with their productivity and social behaviours. 

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

Office acoustics

Investec offices treated with SonaSpray K-13 mid grey.  Credit to BW Workplace Experts.

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Promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace

Workplace wellbeing

Investec treated with SonaSpray K-13 mid grey for reverberation control in offices.

Health and wellbeing in the workplace is a hot topic at the moment with excess noise in offices adding to stress related illnesses and in some cases hearing damage.  Employees are fast becoming intolerant to excess noise due to poor acoustics in offices, just like diners are in noisy restaurants.  Excessive noise levels make you stressed and tired, so it’s a major factor contributing to days missed and a dip in productivity.  With those who work in noisier offices taking 70% more sick days than home workers, employers are quickly realising that an unhappy workforce due to poor office acoustics can be very unproductive and can have a seriously negative affect on business.

It is not only employees that poor office acoustics will affect.  Clients can really judge a company based on their sales or customer services teams and if the member of staff you are speaking to in person or over the phone is stressed or cannot hear you properly, this is probably not the first impression a company is trying to get across to their customers.  

Acoustic treatment for offices, conference rooms and meeting rooms is vital for successful business.  We are making progress but there is still a lot of education required.  The more that people are aware of the impacts of excess noise on their workforce, the more likely they will be to shift habits.  It’s time to turn down the noise.  

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Economical, fast & versatile office acoustic solutions

With design teams increasingly opting for open plan offices and the removal of old acoustic ceiling tile grids in favour of a more spacious, modern, full height look with services and soffits exposed, the options for replacing sound and noise absorption are limited.  Acoustic panels on walls, suspended baffles or rafts, can sometime look cluttered and like an after thought as they try to install enough absorptive surface area.  We have the perfect acoustic solutions for offices available.

With our range of 5 spray applied, acoustic decorative finishes for office acoustics, from textured industrial chic acoustic spray, to the smoothest acoustic plaster on the market; there is a finish to suit every project and budget.  Whether you are wishing to refurbish old concrete, decorate metal profile or rib deck whilst adding the required office acoustics absorption or would like to apply onto plasterboard, our range of finishes will give you the perfect solution, reducing programme time with fast install times and negating the need for decoration.

Soundproofing in offices

Investec offices  and breakout areas treated with SonaSpray K-13 mid grey


SonaSpray consists of recycled natural plant-based fibres

Our product range includes economical, guaranteed acoustic solutions based upon fire rated, recycled, natural components.  Our SonaSpray range contributes towards many sustainable design and health certification systems including BREEAM, Living Building Challenge, SKA and adds up to 17 points towards the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating of a project. 

WELL Building Standard®

SonaSpray also contributes towards satisfying many features under the WELL Building Standard.  International performance-based system for measuring, monitoring and certifying features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing through air, light, water, fitness, nourishment, comfort and mind with a drive to improve health and wellbeing through the built environment.

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Contact us

For more information regarding our reverberation control range for office acoustics or if you have any questions you can call us direct on 01474 854902 or fill in our contact us form and a member of our friendly team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Office acoustics installations

Radius Payment Solutions’ HQ

Radius Payment Solutions’ HQ

We applied SonaSpray K-13 in grey to some of the breakout spaces and gym in Radius Payment Solutions new HQ.  This fire-rated, acoustic ceiling spray was used to provide a seamless and decorative solution.  More importantly it also absorbs noise, thus creating a pleasant ambience.

Islington Customer Centre

Islington Customer Centre

Good workplace design is essential when it comes to maximising employee health, wellbeing and productivity and the impact of noise within the space must be taken seriously for it to be a success.  SonaSpray K-13 Special was specified by Studio TILT to control reverberation throughout the reception areas and offices of Islington Customer Centre, creating a calm and inviting workspace for both its staff and customers.

Office acoustics installations

20 Farringdon Street

Our SonaSpray K-13 in black is the ideal, economical acoustic finish for acoustically treating behind timber and mesh suspended feature ceilings. Excellent office acoustics without design compromise.

10 Bloomsbury Way - Office Acoustics

10 Bloomsbury Way

When designing this beautiful industrial chic office reception area, the architects required the very smoothest of acoustic finishes to realise the minimal design intent with superb office acoustics. Oscar Elite acoustic plaster was expertly applied onto an MF plasterboard ceiling by Oscar Acoustics' in-house installation team to enable the incorporation of access hatches, ventillation grills and recess lighting.

Investec - Office Acoustics

Investec

International Specialist Banking and Asset Management Group offices in the City of London received an office refurbishment in 2018.  BW Workplace Experts were considering how to preserve the existing rib deck ceilings with beams throughout whilst solving the office acoustic issues.  Our SonaSpray K-13 was applied throughout and is the perfect solution for reverberation control within offices.

One New Bailey, Manchester - Office Acoustics

One New Bailey

64,000 sq ft of interiors completed for law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's offices at One New Bailey in Manchester.  Our SonaSpray FC acoustic decorative finish and sound absorber was spray applied, directly to the metal profile deck to control reverberation within their offices and cafeteria/break out areas.

YRM Architects Studio office acoustic treatment

YRM architects studio

Office acoustics are a hot topic at the moment within the design and build industry as more and more designers and architects recognise that good acoustics really are essential to creativity and productivity within the workplace. 

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ISG
KIER Group
Tate
Microsoft
Twickenham Stadium
Harvey Nichols
Grand Designs
Jaguar Land Rover
RICS
Mercedes AMG
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Willmott Dixon
Network Rail
Rolls Royce