How to soundproof a room to create good office acoustics

So how do we soundproof a room or office, well basically we don’t!

We do however construct and modify rooms to isolate sound, whether it be airborne or impact vibration. We regularly design offices, meeting rooms, recording studios, production suites, practice rooms, pods and dance environments. All have differing acoustic requirements and differing ways of dealing with sound transfer.

During an acoustic refurbishment project, before we soundproof a room – we spend a lot of time constructing these spaces to a high acoustic standard isolating area to area and minimising sound transfer between adjacent spaces. We effectively build rooms within rooms, isolating each layer by means of decoupling techniques and effective use of air gaps with obsessive detailing of sealing any air transfer gaps between layers and cavities.

This obsessive attention detailing applies to walls, floors and ceilings/roofs and we design solutions that incorporate all 3 elements together as a whole relative to your building to ensure that the joints between each element perform correctly and eliminate sound transfer at junctions.


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Kevin Parker

For over 30 years, Kevin Parker, Founder of space-pod, has been a champion of productive and inspiring workplaces. As designer and industry leader, he starts by getting to know his clients, their business, vision and culture to produce working environments that support agile working and employee wellbeing. Kevin is passionate about the detail and delivering workspaces that are resilient to change, harness growth and, above all, where people collaborate, focus, rejuvenate and thrive. Specialties: Creative Interior Design, Specialist in improving space utilisation and productivity, Champion for implementing new ways of working and collaboration spaces, Change Management, Project Management, Acoustic Interiors Specialist