Frequently Asked Questions
Acoustic control is very important in today's society. Studies show that excessive noise levels in commercial environments causes decreased productivity, increased stress and illness, lower job satisfaction, lower client or visitor satisfaction, and decreased sales or dwell time.
Not necessarily. While some projects require an onsite consultation, most of Avenue Interior Systems projects are able to be completed over phone and email.
Once we know a few details about your application and your requirements we are able to do some electronic calculations to determine the current reverberation and noise levels, and then make recommendations on suitable products and the quantities required to achieve optimal acoustic control.
Every application is unique, and how much acoustic treatment should be installed depends on the individual circumstances of the space and the outcome required. Factors such as the size of the room, the construction of the room and the finishings and furnishings used all need to be considered, along with personal taste and the acoustic levels desired after treatment.
As a rule of thumb approximately 20% - 25% of the surfaces of the room should be absorptive material to make a noticeable difference. The more absorptive surfaces present the greater the acoustic outcome.
Absorptive material is not only acoustic products, but can also include carpet, soft furnishings and curtains.
Absorptive panels are not a noise barrier but a noise absorber, so they will not 'soundproof' a room completely.
Absorptive panels are designed to control the echo, reverberation and reflections within a room, and therefore control the sound energy inside the room. Technically they do not block noise transmission (sound from escaping out of the room), however if the noise inside the room is reduced, the amount of noise that can possibly escape outside is also reduced.
That means that while absorptive panels will not 'soundproof' a room, they definitely do help to reduce the sound levels outside the room.
Soundproofing is a technical process, and unique to every individual application.
Sometimes soundproofing can be as simple as installing acoustic doors or door seals, or replacing standard windows with double glazed windows. Other times acoustic barriers or acoustic insulation in wall cavities and ceiling cavities may be required.
For more information on soundproofing your space, contact our team directly on 1300 827 177 or firstname.lastname@example.org