A need for Acoustic Comfort
Screen Solutions launched Acoustic Comfort in 2003 to address the noise issues associated with modern, open plan working.
The open plan office had evolved out of a desire for greater efficiency and lower costs within corporations. Whilst this made communication easier and allowed teamwork to flourish, it brought with it issues of privacy and concentration. This was particularly true in contemporary spaces where hard, reflective surfaces and other poorly absorbing materials were creating an acoustic environment more akin to a swimming pool than an office.
It was obvious these acoustic issues needed to be managed. Workers found it affected not only concentration and privacy but led to a general frustration in their working lives. When questioned, 72% of workers1 were voicing dissatisfaction with their speech privacy and 70% said they could be more productive in a less noisy environment2.
Together with carefully selected partners, our consultative approach enables us to identify all acoustic issues, providing a balanced overall solution that improves privacy, clarity and comfort. This blend of advanced technology and specialist knowledge enables noise to be controlled in a way similar to more familiar ergonomic concerns such as temperature and lighting.
Our service offers an unbeatable management solution that combines absorption, blocking and cover technology, resulting in the only guaranteed way to beat unwanted noise in the workplace. We call it the ABC of acoustics and it forms the basis of our successful approach.
The process can solve both existing issues and provide cost saving solutions in a new build or fit out with success assured in any market sector. Many businesses already enjoy the benefits of our specialist knowledge and experience, so why not look at our case studies to gain a better understanding of solutions appropriate to your situation, or contact us to find out more.