Acoustic insulation throughout the spectrum of modern society.
Noise pollution isn't exclusive to city residence. The competing sounds of more people in a smaller space, noise pollution can also be found in suburban neighbourhoods. Individual homes and offices operate at levels that can have a negative impact on your health and productivity.
The combination of modern design and busy lifestyles create potent mix of bustling environments. Open plan living, tall ceilings, lots of glass and hard floors cause sound to echo and do little to prevent noise transfer -both from outside sources but in particular between the rooms in the house itself.
The issue of noise pollution has become a growing concern as our cities develop, national studies have found that city dwellers are more prone to experience stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation all as a result of the lack of quiet environments.
Ascot London’s applied to acoustic ecology studies have found the importance of applying our focussed attention to specific acoustic concerns while staying connected to all knowledge about the acoustic environment.
Factories, building sites and manufacturing plants can be noisy places when machinery is in operation. ‘Noise at Work Legislation’ is set to ensure that excessive levels of noise are set to ensure a maximum level of noise exposure for the employee - over a working day or week.
Often a number of rooms beside the main production area require acoustic separation from the noise of manufacturing machinery. These include offices, administration areas and boardroom/meeting rooms. The soundproofing performance of separating wall, floor, and ceiling structures must be sufficient so that the activity in such areas is not disturbed during office hours.
Factories and industrial units contain lots of acoustically reflective surfaces to the walls, floors, and ceilings. Block work walls , profiled metal walls and ceilings and concrete screeded floors, all lead to excessive reverberation and lead to an increase in the level of noise that employees on the shop floor are exposed to.
Environments where multiple telephone users are present, and factory canteens during lunch and break times when the workforce is having a brew and a bite to eat. Similar acoustically reflective surfaces to the factory or industrial unit are often present in these areas as well.