Good acoustic performance in educational environments is essential. The ability of the teacher keeping student attention can be significantly reduced if noise levels are high from neighbouring classrooms or if there is a reverberation noise issue within the classroom.
There are several areas to treat for educational acoustics. All performance levels are detailed in the acoustic regulations for educational environments which is known as Building Bulletin 93 (BB93). The main areas of concern are as follows:
- Indoor ambient noise levels in unoccupied spaces
- Airborne sound insulation between spaces
- Airborne sound insulation between circulation spaces and other spaces used by students
- Impact sound insulation of floors
- Reverberation in teaching and study spaces
- Sound absorption in corridors, entrance halls and stairwells
- Speech intelligibility in open-plan spaces
Hush can offer guidance on projects of any size, from a single classroom to an entire school. We can explain how the individual areas within an educational building can be affected by sound. We can give expert advice on reverberation noise within a room. If reverberation noise is at a high level within a room then it it will make it difficult to understand what is being said. The Hush Absorber range will cater for any reverberation issues. Hush acoustics also have an extensive range of products and systems that can reduce impact and airborne noise issues between learning spaces.
Hush Acoustics can provide technical information to comply with BB93 for both New Build developments and Refurbishment projects. We offer practical and economic solutions to acoustically treat problematic areas. We will offer consultancy on the best way to minimise noise levels, including recommended layouts, ensuring each area is fitted with the correct material to maximise sound insulation and a reduction in ambient noise levels. This technical service will ensure staff have the ability to teach more effectively.
Hush Acoustics have developed products and systems to ensure compliance with BB93. We have developed many easy to install systems that are designed to optimise space within a classroom/teaching room for refurbishment projects. We have developed an acoustic absorber range that has many colour options to ensure these fit in with existing colour schemes. Creating a better learning environment for students will make it easier for teachers to get their message across.
Call us to find out more about our educational soundproofing options and talk to one of our experienced technicians who can create a bespoke solution for your school.