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Ensuring acoustic comfort through custom noise control

3 ways office layout and design can help reduce noise

The modern workplace can be a cacophony of noise sources, ranging from the hum of equipment to the chatter of colleagues. This noise pollution can disrupt concentration, hamper productivity, and decrease employee wellbeing.

Yet it’s important to note that a well-thought-out office layout and design can significantly mitigate noise levels and create a harmonious and productive work environment. Here are three ways office layout and design can incorporate strategic considerations to help create acoustic comfort and efficiency in the workspace.

1) Installing suitable office partitioning

Introducing partitions in cubicles, movable screens, or acoustic panels helps to delineate spaces and mitigate sound transmission, increasing acoustic comfort. Zoning principles that segregate quiet and collaborative work areas also enhance acoustic comfort and minimise distractions, ensuring employees can work undisturbed when necessary.

2) Choosing sound-absorbing materials

The choice of materials used in office construction and furnishing can also significantly impact acoustic performance. Soft, porous materials such as carpets, curtains, and upholstered furniture will absorb sound waves, reducing reverberations and noise propagation.

By contrast, hard surfaces like concrete, glass, and metal reflect sound, exacerbating noise levels. Integrating sound-absorbing materials strategically throughout the office – especially in high-traffic areas and communal spaces – enhances acoustic comfort and minimises distractions.

3) Planning a better office layout

Beyond noise control, office layout and design also influence the ergonomic comfort and operational efficiency of an office. Thoughtful placement of workstations, ergonomic furniture, and accessories helps to promote employee health and wellbeing, and optimises workflow and productivity. This leads to a more productive and satisfied workforce.

Talk to Avenue about improving acoustic comfort in your workplace

Avenue Interior Systems is your trusted partner in creating productive and safe workplaces. With our range of custom office soundproofing solutions, we can help you achieve optimal acoustic control. This means creating environments where employees thrive, ideas flourish, and productivity soars. Remember, a quiet workplace is a productive workplace, and the right acoustic office walls are an essential health and safety requirement.

For more information about increasing acoustic comfort in your workplace, call us today on

1300 827 177.