Office Acoustic Design
Getting the acoustics right in an office should not be underestimated. Whether you have a small one person office, a meeting room / conference room, or a big open plan working environment, the acoustic requirements vary drastically. We provide acoustic consultancy aimed at providing a workplace that promotes health, well-being, and productivity.
The importance of good Acoustic Design in Offices
So your office looks great… But can you actually get any work done? Are you always disturbed by colleagues on the phone? Over hearing conversations in the meeting room? Unable to understand anyone over the audio conferencing system? Sick of hearing people gossiping in the kitchen?
We’re not surprised.
The main issue with most offices is that they are designed to be flexible, supplied as shell and core, to be fit out and changed by tenants, often fitted with suspended ceilings and raised floors. There are restrictions in what we are allowed to change in the office, and hence the acoustic performance can be limited.
In an open plan office, the problems with acoustic design are only magnified. How can a fair level of speech privacy still be achieved between colleagues when there are no walls? How can we prevent a build up noise from giving everyone a headache?
Luckily, we’re experts in open plan office acoustic design.
Achieving Optimal Acoustic Design in Offices
A suitable level of reverberation for the intended use of the space, particularly in open plan areas and rooms with audio/video conferencing systems
Background Noise Levels
A background noise level which is designed to be quiet enough in meeting rooms, but not too quiet in other areas such that noise from adjacent areas is more perceptible
Speech Intelligibility / Privacy
A high level of speech intelligibility and in some areas, speech privacy, to ensure that speech is clear in conversations and phone calls in the area they are occurring, but not as clear for unintended recipients in surrounding spaces, where eavesdropping is usually unintentional but can be unavoidable
How can our Acoustic Consultants help?
We produce 3D acoustic models of open plan offices in order to properly assess reverberation time, background noise levels and speech privacy. This helps us communicate visually with our design team by producing rendered images showing what our proposals will actually look like.
We can provide acoustic design advice for new builds or refurbishments/fit-outs. Our acoustic engineers can visit your site to figure out exactly what's going wrong.
Sound Insulation Reviews
We can review all architectural drawings and specifications to minimise the flanking risks posed by raised floors, suspended ceilings, curtain walling, and mechanical ventilation systems.
Hire an Open Plan Acoustic Specialist
ParkerJones Acoustics consultants are experienced in providing acoustic consultancy support to office developments across the UK, from our offices in London and Bristol.
We regularly work on large open plan offices, down to small one off meetings rooms, from design and build to retrospective actions for existing fit-outs.
We go the extra mile to achieve a design which is aesthetically pleasing, but importantly, sounds good. We create rendered images to demonstrate how acoustic treatment and screening products might look in the finished development. We understand that the aesthetic of the space is a critical part of the interior design and that acoustic solutions must fit seamlessly into this. This includes liasing with acoustic treatment suppliers/installers to gauge the practical and cost implications of our proposed acoustic design solutions.
Some of our Office Acoustic Design work
How far do we travel for Office Acoustic Design projects?
We’re able to offer acoustic consultancy services for offices across the nation, including cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea, throughout the UK.
Give ParkerJones Acoustics a call, where you’ll get a fair and honest evaluation at a competitive price, wherever you’re based.
An Acoustic Consultant you can rely on
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