DAI Europe | Office Acoustics
Thursday, August 15th, 2013  | posted by

Respace Acoustics was contacted by DAI Europe in London for an acoustic solution in their meeting rooms, boardroom and manager offices.

DAI Europe were experiencing sound problems within the meeting, boardroom and managers offices. The sound reverberation time was too high causing uncomfortable echo and feedback.

 

Acoustic Rafts & Acoustic Wall Panels

 

Respace Acoustics achieved an acoustic solution for DAI Europe through the implementation of high performance acoustic products, which included, acoustic rafts, acoustic baffles and acoustic wall panels. These were installed into the office rooms to lower the reverberation time and echo so meetings could be held in a sound sonic environment.

 

Acoustic Baffles, Acoustic Wall Panels & Acoustic Rafts

 

The installation was a complete success, with another acoustic solution met and a happy client.

 

ACOUSTIC TREATMENTS WITH ECOPHON | TELEPRESENCE ACOUSTICS
Monday, May 27th, 2013  | posted by

PROJECT: BNP PARIBAS – CISCO TELEPRESENCE ACOUSTICS

 

We thought you might like to see some completion photos and details of recently undertaken acoustic treatments using acoustic wall and ceiling panels by manufacturer Ecophon. Please forgive the quality of some of the images, our installation team may well be the best in the UK, but their photography skills could do with some improvement :-) .

 

Early this year ReSpace was awarded EPIC partner contractor status by market leading acoustic product manufacturer Saint Gobain-Ecophon,  this will be the 1st in a number of blog posts which talks about the various projects we have undertaken in the past 12 months or so – using Ecophon sound absorbing wall and ceiling products; which we believe offer the best value for money versus acoustic performance and aesthetics.

 

We were contacted by French bank BNP Paribas to carry out the full TelePresence room build, which included full strip-out, new soundproof wall construction, joinery, plastering, decoration, flooring, full design and project management, and of course, special attention to room acoustics.

 

TelePresence Room Acoustics

TelePresence Room with Ecophon Wing floating ceiling and Dot lighting

 

Good acoustics are critical to ensuring the user experience when using the expensive TelePresence virtual global meeting equipment is maximised. This is why Cisco have strict guidelines to ensure the room is properly sound isolated but that the room has the optimum reverberation time. We achieved both of these criteria with aplomb, even if we do say so ourselves :-)

Office Acoustics | Meeting Room & Corridor Acoustic Solutions
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012  | posted by

Office acoustics are increasing increasing in importance as organisations understand the benefits of good quality listening environments. Many businesses are experimenting with a variety of different acoustic solutions in a variety of different areas in and around the workplace.

 

ReSpace Acoustics have been awarded many projects in the field. Some recent projects are shown below:

 

 

1. NPS Barnsley | Corridor Acoustics

 

NPS Barnsley contacted Respace Acoustics for an acoustic solution for their corridors within their busy office building. Poor acoustics in building common parts can be disruptive to adjacent areas. ReSpace specified Offecct Soundwave panels to reduce reverberation and create and feature.

 

Offect Soundwave Swell

 

Products Used & Benefits Achieved


1. Installation of the Offect Soundwave Swell.

2. Reduced reverberation time & echo

3. Effective as well as complimented design

4. Improved corridor acoustics achieved

 

 

2. Expedia | Meeting Room Acoustics


Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company is to take over 80,000 sq. ft. of office space in Central London, they are due to take over the award winning Angel Building top two floors for their new office space. They contacted Respace for an acoustic solution for their new meeting rooms.

 

The meeting rooms within the building had very poor acoustics. This made the room very difficult to hold any meeting/conference as the speech and sound echo was very high.

 

ReSpace recommended Ecophon Solo hanging acoustic panels to solve the acoustic problem. These acoustic panels lowered the reverberation time within the room making speech intelligibility and general sound control massively improved.

 

Ecophon Solo Hanging Acoustic Panels

 

Products Used & Benefits Achieved


1. Ecophon Solo hanging acoustic panels installed

2. Lowered reverberation time & echo

3. Modern design implemented

4. Improved meeting room acoustics achieved

 

 

3. Intela | Meeting Room Acoustics

 

Intela contacted Respace Acoustics for an acoustic solution for their video conference meeting room.

 

Intela had extremely poor acoustics in their video conference room. This was due to minimal sound absorbing materials and a myriad of hard surfaces. With the sound reverberation high, it was very difficult to have video conference meetings  at all.

 

Printed Acoustic Wall Panels

 

Products Used & Benefits Achieved


1. Printed Acoustic Panels Installed

2. Lowered reverberation time & echo

3. Printed custom design panels

4. Improved meeting room acoustics achieved

 

Expedia | Meeting Room Acoustics
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012  | posted by

Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company is to take over 80,000 sq. ft. of office space in Central London, they are due to take over the award winning Angel Building top two floors for their new office space. They contacted Respace for an acoustic solution for their new meeting rooms.

 

The meeting rooms within the building had very poor acoustics. This made the room very difficult to hold any meeting/conference as the speech and sound echo was very high.

 

Ecophon Solo Hanging Acoustic Panels

 

Respace recommended Ecophon Solo Hanging Acoustic Panels to solve the acoustic problem. These acoustic panels lowered the reverberation time within the room making speech intelligibility and general sound control massively improved.

 

Ecophon Solo Hanging Acoustic Panels

 

Not only were the panels acoustically beneficial they were also installed in custom colours that matched the rooms existing colour scheme.

 

Ecophon Solo Hanging Acoustic Panels

 

The acoustic installation was successful. Respace Acoustics delivered above and beyond the requirements of the customer. Now Expedia employees can have meetings comfortably  in their new sound sonic meeting/conference rooms.

 

Printed Acoustic Panels | Intela
Friday, February 10th, 2012  | posted by

Intela contacted Respace Acoustics for an acoustic solution for their video conference meeting room.

 

Intela had extremely poor acoustics in their video conference room. This was due to minimal sound absorbing materials and a myriad of hard surfaces. With the sound reverberation high, it was very difficult to have video conference meetings  at all.

 

Printed Acoustic Panels

 

Respace Acoustics provided a bespoke acoustic solution for the video conference room through the installation of custom printed acoustic panels. This lowered the reverberation time within the room massively and created a sound sonic, comfortable environment for video conferencing to take place.

 

Not only were the acoustic panels beneficial acoustically, they also gave the room  light, enthusiasm and design through acoustic artwork and printed design.

 

The project was a success and the customers, very happy with the custom acoustic end result.

 


Latitude Digital Marketing | Meeting Room Acoustic Solutions
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012  | posted by

Respace Acoustics were contacted by Latitude for an acoustic solution for their meeting rooms.


Latitude are a well known, fast growing digital marketing company. The acoustics in all the meeting rooms in their building were so poor it was causing serious discomfort to the staff involved in using them.

 

Ecophon Acoustic Wall Panels

 

Respace recommended and installed a series of Ecophon hanging acoustic panels. This lowered the reverberation time within the meeting rooms to a much more comfortable level.

 

The improvement just six rafts made to the rooms were incredible. The speech intelligibility was improved significantly especially when using the conference phones.

 

With a few simple acoustic products, Respace was able to provide an acoustic solution for Latitude Digital Marketing that made their meeting activities more comfortable and enjoyable.

TCPA | Meeting Room Acoustics Solution
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012  | posted by

ReSpace Acoustics where contacted by the Regency building for Town and Country Planning Association. They required an acoustic solution for their noisy meeting room.


The meeting room has a ceiling over 5.5m tall, making the room an unfriendly environment for sound. The occupiers/customers use this room to generate income for charities and rent the room for conferences and other special functions. Recently several customers had complained that the room was too noisy and uncomfortable to work in thus affecting the revenue potential of many organisations.

 

Ecophon Wall Panel C

 

ReSpace Acoustics implemented an acoustic solution that not only lowered the reverberation time but complemented the building design perfectly. ReSpace installed Ecophon wall panel C. This reduced the reverberation time making the room sound efficient.

 

Ecophon Wall Panel C

 

To complement the rooms neutral aesthetics, Respace installed the Wall Panel in a beige. This combination enhanced the colours and lighting in the room, proving that a beautiful building can be acoustically perfect without any loss of design aesthetics. The installation’s success has enabled this space to be used effectively into the future.

German Gymnasium | Meeting Room Acoustics Solution
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012  | posted by

The German Gymnasium contacted Respace Acoustics for an acoustic solution for their meeting/function room.


The German Gymnasium is located on Pancras Road, London, close to the new international railway station of St Pancras. The room is used for private functions and is often hired for its beautiful aesthetics.

 

Ecophon Acoustic Wall Panels

 

The boardroom is used for private functions. It has beautiful original features and some breath-taking modern furniture. As this building is of the Victorian era there is a myriad of hard surfaces which directly result in poor sound acoustics and poor speech capability.

 

Ecophon Acoustic Wall Panels

 

ReSpace recommended a supply and fit of a large acoustic wall panel to lower the reverberation time within the room. The colour of the wall panels were chosen to complement the rooms already amazing aesthetics. The installation delivered the acoustics improvements required and delivered design that is in keeping with the ‘soul’ of the building, thus proving that acoustics solutions can be implemented into any space and design.

Ryder Architecture North | Meeting Room Acoustics
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012  | posted by

Ryder Architecture, a successful architectural practice in Newcastle, have completed many education projects. Ecophon were excited to showcase their products with them due to their excellent reputation.

Ryder Architecture are located in an industrial building. Therefore having quality sounds conference calls between the Newcastle and London offices was difficult.

 

Master Solo Acoustic Rafts and Ecophon Wall Panels

 

Respace created a sound quality solution using a combination of Ecophon Master Solo Acoustic rafts and Ecophon Wall panels. This lowered the reverberation time and created a comfortable sonic environment. This provided a huge increase in the quality of conversation between the two large offices.

 

Master Solo Acoustic Rafts and Ecophon Wall Panels

 

The use of the Master Solo acoustic product created an aesthetically pleasing ceiling feature that complemented the industrial building. The feedback from the customer read ‘the installation has surpassed our expectations’

 

Master Solo Acoustic Rafts and Ecophon Wall Panels

 

 

 

 

Simmon & Simmons | Acoustic Solutions
Friday, January 06th, 2012  | posted by

Simmon and Simmons, the large international law firm, contacted Re space about the acoustic design of their office space. Respace provided the solution with wall panel C and natural aluminium WP Profile

ace Acoustics worked closely with the designers, who as part of the full refurbishment of the offices by the main contractors Overbury, came up with the idea for the office space.

 

Ecophon Acoustic Wall Panel

 

Using wall panel C in complimentary colours and natural aluminium WP profile, ReSpace provided an aesthetically pleasing feature that also benefited the company acoustically. The WP profile was also added to the white board frames to add consistency of the design.

 

 

Wall Panel C Product

 

In summary Simmon & Simmons received an acoustically benefical product from Respace that was also aesthetically pleasing to the eye, with an implemented fashionable design to pay credit to the already stunning office.

Emarsys | Acoustic Solutions
Friday, January 06th, 2012  | posted by

Emarsys contacted ReSpace Acoustics for an acoustic solution. Respace used Ecophon and Soundsorba to provide this solution for them.

 

Emarsys are a fast paced Email Marketing Company, on their phone creating a noisy environment causes the sales team unwanted frustration and distraction. ReSpace therefore created a solution that would lower the overall noise level in the office.

 

Ecophon Wall Panels

 

ReSpace Acoustics created this solution from 5no. area of wall panels and 12no. hanging Soundsorba acoustic rafts. This created a combination of complimentary colours and design to the plain wall.

Exact Target | Acoustic Solutions
Friday, January 06th, 2012  | posted by

Exact Target approached ReSpace Acoustics for an acoustic solution for their office in London. Using a feature ceiling from Ecophon Master Solo Acoustic Rafts Respace was able to provide a result.


Exact Target are a fast growing email marketing company. Their offices, based central London are modern, clean and have minimal furniture. This caused a reverberation issue in this busy area.

 

Ecophon Master Solo

 

ReSpace produced a solution from a 35no. Using Ecophon Master Solo rafts Respace lowered the RT time, which also incorporated a design detail for the ceiling, thus creating an acoustic solution with an aesthetically pleasing nature.

 

Ecophon Master Solo Rafts

 

The feedback from a member if the Exact Target Team: “The panels we have chosen are simple and inconspicuous but they have added subtle design to the ceiling, adding to the whole office design. Noise seems to be lower – others’ conversations are not so sharp and distracting anymore. “

Reckitt Benckiser | Acoustic Booths
Thursday, June 16th, 2011  | posted by

Creating private areas in offices with an open-plan design can be a challenge. ReSpace Acoustics have designed a bespoke private telephone booth solution for global corporation Reckitt Benckiser at their newly refurbished Slough HQ.

acoustic booths

Acoustic Telephone Booths with LED Strip Lighting

 

Each booth was to be open (no doors), and with speech privacy important we designed and specified each booth with floor to ceiling stretched fabric wall panelling. Using a Camira Lucia pink fabric which has created a stunning solution for the eyes and the ears. A 12mm shadow gap detail at the fabric panel edges allows the installation of feature LED strip lighting, which adds a stunning effect to these small booths.

 

Acoustic TeleBooths

Acoustic TeleBooths

 

The sound absorbing Whisper Walls wall panelling system creates a luxurious high end feel and is built on site by specialist installers, allowing flexibility and endless design opportunities. Client feedback has been very positive with acoustic performance and aesthetics given full marks. It certainly has created a desirable private area for the Reckitt Benckiser staff in a very open-plan office environment.

 

Sound Absorbing Phone Booth

High Acoustic Performance with Excellent Aesthetics

 

The sound absorbing Whisper Walls system is seamless and has been complemented by a hanging raft, with integral lighting and spoke detection. This completes the fully upholstered, private feel to the room.

Bespoke solutions like these provide our clients with office areas to proud of, affording staff much needed space with privacy and luxury.

 

Cisco Telepresence | Complete Room Build
Wednesday, May 04th, 2011  | posted by

Cisco’s TelePresence a room build project was awarded to ReSpace by global food & drink producers PepsiCo. The Cisco room build guidelines are strict, this project was managed by ReSpace from design to completion.

 

ReSpace found that the room acoustics were as important as any other build element while undertaking this project. Precision, quality and strict guidelines are invaluable in order to create this kind of successful TelePresence fit-out room build.

 

Completed TelePresence Room

 

All rooms must be built to the exact same size and specification even the paint colour must match. The idea is that you feel you are in the same room as somebody who could be the other side of Earth.

 

Big companies with a global presence use virtual meeting facilitiessuch as Cisco TelePresence systems. This allows them to have virtual meetings with staff, customers and suppliers anywhere in the world without unnecessary environmental and financial cost of travel. The cost of the equipment and the required room build is significant and the manufacturers insist that the strict room build guidelines are adhered to and ensuring that the client gets the most from the system. Good quality acoustics are imperative for the users experience.

 

With some scope allowed to enhance the Cisco build guidelines we developed an acoustic solution which provided the perfect acoustic environment for these facilities. The ceiling is out of shot from the cameras so we introduced a sound absorbing floating acoustic ceiling called Ecophon Wing, with Focus Ds concealed grid ceiling tiles. This created a flag-ship feel to the room and also allowed us to introduce feature LED lighting the perimeter and DOT indirect modular fittings into the raft.

 

Ecophon Focus Ds Wing Floating Ceiling

 

To the walls we applied Class A sound absorbing acoustic panels by Ecophon. The wall panel C system finished with glass fibre Texona fabric in light beige was a perfect match TelePresence installations already in the US.

 

Ecophon Wall Panel C Texona Acoustic Panels

 

Before the equipment can be shipped for installation the newly built room must pass a Cisco CTX inspection test, which includes lighting lux levels and acoustics it was clear that this solution provided both with flying coloursmeaning there is always two wows, one for the equipment and one for the room.

 

The installation was a success with complete customer satisfaction.

 

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