The role of acoustics in architecture is not just about achieving optimum sound levels. With the right solutions in place, it can enhance the way people interact with each other and the space around them. Done correctly, it can also promote health and wellness – creating a calm and peaceful ambience where occupants can enjoy living, working or socialising.

F.H. Brundle’s well-regarded range of Rinato fencing has passed stringent acoustic testing.

Recent tests have shown that Troldtekt acoustic panels withstand moisture levels up to 98%, even when combined with high temperatures up to 40°C. These latest tests were carried out by the accredited Danish Technological Institute to the European product standard for suspended ceilings (EN 13964).

In this article, James Gosling of Sto examines the importance of the acoustic environment in our buildings and looks at some of the associated issues.

Lorient - leading manufacturer of high-performance sealing systems is proud to unveil the latest edition of its popular: Acoustic, Smoke & Fire seals for Door Assemblies brochure. Founded in 1979, Lorient was responsible for introducing intumescent technology for fire doors to the UK & this new brochure showcases its extensive product portfolio of intumescent seals.

Ben Hancock, Managing Director at Oscar Acoustics, explains the benefits of effective acoustics on office occupants, and how workplace interiors can be designed with sound in mind to improve health and productivity.

Noise is one of the most commonly-found contaminants in the construction sector. Construction sites produce extensive amounts of noise pollution, the effects of which are experienced immediately.

The significance of good acoustics is often overlooked. A fire door installed in a building may not be required to perform as tested in a laboratory if the building is not affected by fire, which in the majority of cases, thankfully does not happen.

Across Europe there has been a surge in the swimming pool sector. With many more people staying at home and foreign travel restricted both domestic and commercial pool manufacturers have seen a rise in new builds and renovation of existing pools.

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