How to make a room absorb noise
Here at Oscar Acoustics we are specialists in noise cancelling methods and products. We offer acoustic noise cancelling methods for both types of noise problems commonly experienced in buildings: Noise reverberation (echo) in buildings/rooms/spaces & noise transfer through ceilings, floors and walls.
Our recommended acoustic product for how to make a room absorb noise is our SonaSpray spray-on acoustic decorative coatings range and Oscar Elite smooth synthetic acoustic plaster. Both of these products are perfect for all forms of room sound absorption.
Case study of how to make your room absorb noise
Sound reverberation in new offices avoided by the application of SonaSpray fc decorative acoustic ceiling finish from Oscar Acoustics
Project: Emlyn Hughes House (Gateway Project)
Architect: Bowker Sadler Partnership
Main contractor: Leck Construction
Acoustics: Oscar Acoustics
Acoustic Product: SonaSpray fc
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. Bowker Sadler Partnership designed to give the occupants as much natural light as possible by building one face of the building almost entirely from glass. The buildings floors and ceilings are constructed from poured strengthened concrete slab, so combine this with the glass walls and thin carpet tiles and there will be echo problems.
The main contractor, Leck Construction was looking for a way in which it could not only solve the echo problems, but give the bare concrete ceilings an attractive finish without the need for plasterboard, suspended ceilings or numerous different trades, which would only increase the build time and costs.
The top floor has a grand double height office that rises with a beautiful curved ceiling by two meters with a mezzanine floor at the higher end. It was essential to the architects that they did not compromise this internal design feature in spite of a potential echo problem.
Oscar Acoustics was employed to apply our SonaSpray fc, an acoustic decorative spray finish in arctic white. This not only solved the echo problem in one application, but prevented the need for further decorating of the concrete slab soffit. Four large office spaces were transformed in a week.
How to make a room absorb noise article by D.Mack of Oscar Acoustics.