noise pollution in schools and the workplace – the solution
Noise pollution is a serious issue when considering a person’s health and wellbeing yet sound absorption and reverberation control all too often remain as an afterthought. There have been numerous noise pollution studies that have shown it can have a seriously negative effect on health, school performance, behaviour problems and a persons general wellbeing. If you consider how much time we spend in the workplace and children at school it’s easy to see how the correct acoustic solution can have a positive effect on us every day.
These acoustic masonry sound blocks can be used for all sorts of applications from industrial factories, warehouses, sports halls and gymnasiums to swimming pools. They can even be used in high noise level environments. SoundBlox can help to bring noise levels in plant rooms and factories down to managable levels, they can even be used in external road and railway sound barriers.
acoustic building materials
SoundBlox are made entirely of concrete, this means they are virtually maintenance free; they withstand frequent impact and quietly do their job for the life of a building. The acoustic blocks have a very ‘open’ structure, which is needed to ensure optimal sound absorption and reverberation control. This also has the added advantage that they have a favourable ratio of weight to brick volume, and therefore they have an additional beneficial MKI value.
SoundBlox work by absorbing both direct and reflected sound. They do this using the Helmholtz resonator principle. The selection of block, along with the use of rockwool or vitafoam fillers, enables us to adjust absorption characteristics to suit the environment or application. These acoustic masonry blocks are designed so that they can be laid along with standard masonry blocks and can create complete walls or attractive contrasting panels.
SoundBlox features and benefits
- Optimum acoustic environment in a variety of indoor and outdoor applications
- Affordable solution for reducing reverberation
- Made entirely of concrete, meaning they are virtually maintenance free
- SoundBlox work by absorbing both direct and reflected sound
what our customers say
“We were approached by the King Ethelbert School in Kent. They felt the acoustics in their sports hall were not up to their high standards, noise levels and acoustic reverberation were reaching levels that were making it hard to teach effectively. To solve their problem we proposed a combination of SoundBlox and Oscar Acoustics’ SonaSpray K-13 Special. The acoustic masonry building blocks were installed on the lower half on the sports hall’s wall. For the upper section, we applied a green SonaSpray K-13 Special coating. This acoustic solution combination worked perfectly, and the noise levels in their sports hall now remain at an acceptable level at all times.”
King Ethelbert School – Acoustic building block
“Following the recent installation of nearly 3,000m2 of SonaSpray K-13 Special to the corridors, classroom and activity hall ceilings, plus an extra 200m2 of works to the main sports hall at St. Pauls Way Community School, Bouygues UK Ltd would like to thank Oscar Acoustics for their hard work in delivering a high standard of work within our programme, for which speed of installation was critical.
Your site teams should be commended on…”
Chris Stevens, Operations Director, Bouygues UK – SonaSpray K-13 Special
“We would like to take this opportunity to tell you how very impressed and satisfied we are with the SonaSpray installation which yon have recently installed. The noise level has dropped dramatically to beyond our expectations and has also improved the decor of the restaurant tremendously.
The work was completed quickly and with the minimum of fuss and to a professional degree.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the company to potential clients…”
Simon Nissim, Managing Director, Isabella Cafe – SonaSpray
“We are pleased to confirm that we have used SonaSpray to good effect in a large sixth form college dining hall in Leicester.
Previously, the hall with its hard, highly reflective surfaces, was an uncomfortable space with high noise levels and poor speech quality/intelligibility. The Introduction of SonaSpray to the ceiling and certain wall panels has reduced the reverberation times, significantly reducing noise levels and improving speech quality. The nature of the material and its application have enabled us to follow and retain the existing plaster moulded features of the ceiling and walls.”
M. Strangeway, Strangeway Partnership – SonaSpray
“We are really happy with the results in Studio 3 from both an acoustic point of view and aesthetically, it’s exactly what we were looking for. I would also like to say thanks to the guys who were top notch – very courteous and professional and extremely tidy. Great job all round, really appreciate it. ”
Dave Parker, COO, Maidstone Studios – SonaSpray K-13 Black