Room acoustics describes the way sound behaves inside a room based on sound sources within the room. The way sound propagates, echoing off walls, how it is absorbed and scattered by different materials all have to be considered.

The parameter most commonly used in room acoustics is reverberation time which measures the rate at which sound energy decays inside a room. The reverberation time can be designed through careful placement and coverage of acoustically absorptive materials. Whilst usually determined through spreadsheet calculations, more complex room geometry and materials can be considered through computational acoustic modelling. See this page for more.

We have an extensive knowledge of acoustically absorptive materials and proprietary products that are available on the market so can work with clients and other designers to achieve design targets without compromising the aesthetics of a space.

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