Sports halls, gymnasiums, and swimming pools are large, open spaces renowned for having bad acoustics. Let’s face it-they’re built to withstand years of use for a variety of purposes. Unfortunately, the acoustics were not considered when building these large, multi-use spaces.
For sports facilities to comply with acoustic performance standards, we offer a range of solutions aimed at improving the long reverberation times in sports facilities.
The Problem With Sports Facilities’ Acoustics
Sports halls have been built with durability and longevity in mind. As a result, they contain many hard, sound-reflective surfaces on the walls, ceilings, and floors.
Internal walls typically comprise of painted high-density blockwork, brickwork and timber cladding, the floors are mainly timber sprung to allow a variety of activities, and the ceilings are generally metal cladding, concrete or plasterboard.
Together, they create long reverberation times, decreasing speech intelligibility. The result? People tend to talk louder and louder, which further exacerbates the situation. As you can imagine, this makes for quite an unpleasant working environment for teachers, instructors, and other professionals.
How Do Sound Zero Control Sports Hall Acoustics?
Sound Zero offers a range of acoustic solutions built to withstand the impactful nature of sports and leisure facilities.
As with any project, we tailor our solutions based on the individual need and very much adopt a ‘one-size doesn’t fit all’ approach.
Talk to one of our experts today about how we can enhance your sports hall and leisure facilities’ acoustics.