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Why Acoustics Should Be at the Forefront of Open Plan Office Design

In the modern working world, open-plan offices are becoming the norm and employees are less and less likely to expect their own office. By 2004 approximately 73% of office workers performed their work in open plan offices (Sykes, 2004). Whilst organisations are saving thousands of pounds by establishing open plan office environments where they can squeeze in more employees into smaller spaces, what are the costs in terms of productivity and employee motivation?  When designed appropriately, open plan offices can themselves become tools for encouraging teamwork, the sharing of ideas and effective communication. Yet, when designed incorrectly (as is often [...]

By |2018-10-11T12:47:43+00:00October 21st, 2013|Office Acoustics|0 Comments

Library Acoustics – UCA Farnham Gets the FabricWall Treatment

FabricWall recently completed an acoustic project for the Farnham Based 'University for the Creative Arts'. The brief from UCA Farnham was to provide an acoustic solution for their campus library during its summer refurbishment. The main objective being to provide enhanced sound absorption to allow users of the library to work, read and concentrate in an acoustically comfortable environment. The two main areas of focus were the main library area and the reading booths. Above the bookshelves in the main section of the library, the installation team fitted 25mm FabricWall panels with a Kvadrat Divina Melange 2 fabric covering.   [...]

By |2018-10-11T12:47:52+00:00October 15th, 2013|Fabrics, Library Acoustics|0 Comments

Get Inspired at Our London Showroom

Our showroom is a great place to come and see our range of FabricWall acoustic solutions under one roof. By visiting us, you will have the opportunity to be inspired, develop your knowledge with our experts and discover new ideas you might not have even thought of. We can take the time to show you all of our individual installations, acoustic products and fabric samples so you can see just how flexible and effective our FabricWall systems are. […]

By |2018-10-11T12:47:58+00:00September 18th, 2013|Fabrics|0 Comments

Room Acoustics – An Opportunity for Audio Visual Companies.

Most audio visual companies understand the importance of quality room acoustics to get the most out of their installations. FabricWall can offer AV and tele-conferencing specialists a simple add-on service which can provide their clients with the very best solution. […]

By |2018-10-11T12:48:06+00:00August 20th, 2013|Audio Visual|0 Comments

What Fabrics Are Good for Acoustic Panels?

What are the best fabrics acoustically is a question we are asked a lot. Choosing the right fabric is crucial to the effectiveness of acoustic panels. Some fabrics certainly perform better acoustically than others for a number of reasons, but in truth, the fabric alone does not have a significant affect on sound absorption. […]

By |2017-10-03T15:20:17+00:00August 13th, 2013|Fabrics|1 Comment
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