A common query that we get asked is, “what are the best acoustic panels”. The term ‘best’ can take on many forms when referring to acoustic panels. ‘Best’ could refer to the quality of the materials; it could also refer to how and where the acoustic panels have been manufactured. For the most part, however, […]
When used correctly, acoustic panels can be highly effective at solving a variety of acoustic or soundproofing issues that you may have, whether in the office, restaurant, bar, or any other place occupied by a large number of people. However, incorrectly specified acoustic panels won’t do much to solve your noise complaints, which is why […]
Our homes should be the space you go to escape the stresses of everyday life. Whether it’s your daily commute or the boss that’s constantly on your case, a relaxing home is vital to your wellbeing. With our towns and cities getting more congested, we’re becoming subjected to higher levels of noise, and there’s nothing […]
Moss walls are becoming the preferred choice amongst architects, interior designers and specifiers due to their visual, acoustic and even health implications. This post aims to explore some of the key reasons as to why moss walls are ‘growing’ in popularity within the design/architectural space.
Due to their lush appearance, you may be forgiven for thinking that moss walls require some form of maintenance in order to stop the bright colours from fading and the greenery from falling to the ground. However, what makes moss walls such an attractive acoustic solution is that they require little to no maintenance.
Moss wall panels are the ideal soundproofing solution for a range of environments, including schools, offices, restaurants and bars. These environments typically require an element of acoustic treatment, whilst delivering a strong visual aesthetic. What are acoustic moss wall panels? An acoustic moss wall is a large panel that is covered in specially treated moss. […]
An acoustic moss wall is a large panel that is covered in specially treated moss. Whilst moss walls effectively absorb sound from a range of frequencies, they require little-to-no maintenance, making them the ideal solution for improving speech intelligibility and delivering an impactful aesthetic. It’s commonly believed that we, as humans, have an innate connection […]
‘Good food isn’t the only ingredient of an enjoyable dining experience’. This quote, taken from BBC Good Food, resonates heavily with the majority of diners who regularly frequent bars and eateries. In fact, the Food & Beverage Market Research Handbook found that noise from loud customers and crowded tables was the complaint cited most often […]
Acoustic panels are often referred to when there is a need to treat noise, or ‘unwanted sound’, as it is commonly referred. These instances occur most frequently in large, open spaces used for business and leisure purposes, such as bars, restaurants, offices and retail stores. However, acoustic panels can also be used to improve sound […]
Are your internal walls causing disruption in the workplace? Many office environments contain timber framed stud walls. Whilst they fulfill their purpose of separating rooms, these internal walls can cause all sorts of issues for the transmission of noise from one room to the next. The impact of noise transmission Sound transfer between rooms is […]
Every environment is different and will present varying levels of acoustical challenges for the user. The rise in awareness for architectural acoustics means that more establishments are considering the acoustic comfort of those occupying a certain space. Blending acoustic comfort with a focus on architectural design is at the heart of Sound Zero’s process for […]
Our previous post explored how acoustic panels can be used to control reverb, or ‘absorb sound’ as it is commonly referred to. When tackling the reduction of noise transmission, a different approach has to be applied. This post aims to identify the situations when noise transmission reduction would be necessary and the solutions Sound Zero […]
Before diagnosing the issues that surround your acoustic complaints, it’s important to differentiate between absorbing sound and blocking sound. We use the terms ‘reverb control’ and ‘noise transmission reduction’. Reverberation control and noise transmission reduction are at the heart of every solution Sound Zero provides. It will dictate the type of acoustic panel used. Both […]
When it comes to acoustic panels for commercial purposes, architects must consider whether they want to achieve a bold statement or err on the side of subtlety with something that seamlessly blends into the space’s existing décor. The purpose and use of the space will largely dictate this decision but deciding to ‘go big’ with […]
We’ve been blogging about the benefits of acoustic panels and how they can improve employee and customer experience. Have you ever been to a restaurant or bar and found that you can’t hear your friends and loved ones clearly? In fact, background noise in some eateries can reach the level of a lawnmower or motorbike. […]
All over the world, Industries generate hundreds of millions of tons of waste every year. Sound Zero offers an integrated waste management process which helps us to optimise production flow, reduce transportation and landfilling costs, and most importantly, lower our impact on the environment. Whilst certain industrial waste may have hazardous and environmentally harmful properties, […]
Thanks to the rise in open-plan offices and industrial warehouse conversions, designers are constantly looking for ways to absorb sound in these large, echoey spaces. As a result, acoustic panels are growing in popularity. With so many options out there, this blog aims to cover the different types of acoustic panels and how they can […]
Acoustic panels are large, soft-furnished panels that can be strategically placed within rooms to improve sound quality. Commonly made from a combination of foam and fabric, the acoustic panels can be cut into a range of shapes and sizes and customised to compliment the design of your room. The main purpose of acoustic panels is […]
More and more companies are turning to podcasts as a way of promoting their brand and delivering their message. As a result, a podcast booth is fast becoming an office essential! It’s no surprise considering podcasts are growing in popularity amongst 15-34-year-olds, according to Ofcom’s 2018 report. Today, we’ll be turning our office acoustics attention to podcast studios. With […]
Offices have evolved into open plan hubs of creativity. In its development, office acoustics have been overlooked. Take a look at some of the ways in which poor acoustics in the office can affect employee wellbeing, and what can be done to improve your office’s acoustics. Offices are constantly evolving. In the1930s, offices were designed […]
With open-plan office environments growing in popularity, a need has arisen for companies to assess their office acoustics. This need has been propelled by recent statistics, stating that workplace noise negatively affects job satisfaction, causing a reduction in productivity. Despite this, office acoustics can often get overlooked when measuring factors contributing to job satisfaction. Many companies […]
If you asked the majority of businesses what it is that drives success and sets them apart from their competition, creativity would be fairly high up on the list.
Learn about how bad office acoustics can affect creativity.
Sound Zero has been blogging about ways to control office acoustics and how it can contribute to a productive workforce. There’s nothing worse than getting home at the end of the working day feeling as though you haven’t achieved what you set out to do. There could be a number of reasons for this. Perhaps […]
The effect of noise affecting productivity in the workplace has been widely researched. Explore how and why noise affects productivity and what solutions are out there.