Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sound Brief


Client brief - Create the perfect meeting space which is Flexible, multi-functional, large, small, light, comfortable and sound resilient. 

The beauty of the finished article for our client in Birmingham hides the design and build undertaken 'behind the scenes' including the latest technologies in above ceiling acoustic baffling to creating a be-spoke structural braced steel 'goalpost' within the existing pitched roof to support the high acoustic rated bi-fold wall system. 

To maintain aesthetics the partitions are a double glazed seamless system with double glazed full high doors tested to provide high sound resistant values. 

Suspended ceilings commonly have poor sound ratings, to combat this mccarthyinteriors installed acoustic baffling above the ceiling included encasing light fittings and installing special baffles to the air conditioning and ventilation.

The key to the brief was flexibility. Having the bi-fold wall in place divides the space into two separate good sized acoustically encased meeting rooms, when folded back the space becomes a large conference room,  presentation or training room.

Satisfied brief, happy client.    

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sound Looks

New meeting room suite

As part of our clients 10,000sq.ft refurbishment scope mccarthyinteriors installed high quality seamless double glazed partitioning system to create an airy but highly acoustically rated meeting rooms suite.

mccarthyinteriors challenge was to provide a solution that had a striking ultra-modern look, was practical and most importantly reduced sound travel between rooms to a minimum. 

Insulation baffles were installed below the raised floor and a new to market high performance form of acoustic tile was installed above the suspended ceiling. Combined with acoustically tested glass partitions and full height double glazed doors to maintain the visual appeal the solution meet criteria and client satisfaction.