Practical design advice for acoustically effective teaching and learning environments with consideration of cost, design, form and function.
Schools, colleges and universities are acoustically challenging environments and noisy classrooms are often cited as an issue. It is vital that teachers and students are able to hear and be heard, and research suggests that acoustic conditions in the classroom can have a significant influence on educational outcomes.
We help architects, designers and developers deliver great sounding learning spaces, from feasibility through to completion. Through years of experience we are confident in providing acoustic design advice for teaching environments of every shape and size.
How we do it
Building Bulletin 93 (BB93), part of the Building Regulations, presents minimum standards for school acoustics in terms of sound insulation, reverberation time and internal ambient noise levels. We can assist through every stage of the school project lifecyle, to help meet and exceed these standards.
We carry out environmental noise surveys to establish site suitability and direct the design at concept stage, highlighting acoustic issues from the outset.
We review proposals and establish acoustic design targets to achieve the requirements of the client and Building Bulletin 93 (as a minimum).
We provide detailed advice on how to meet these targets including building envelope design, construction of internal divisions, room finishes and ventilation system design.
We provide full acoustic testing services and as a company we are both UKAS and ANC registered.
Why Use Us?
Here are some of the ways that we can help in this sector. If you've got a project in mind, our contact details are below or you can send a message to the team directly using our contact form.
Expert advice for your project
We have provided acoustic advice for around 30 school developments including Listed Buildings, hearing impaired and special needs, music facilities, general teaching rooms, libraries, drama facilities, multi-purpose halls and a RIBA London Award Winner.
Whether you are adopting a new-build, refresh, refurbish or reuse approach to your development, we provide appropriate and intelligent acoustic advice - balancing cost, functional and aesthetic requirements to deliver effective teaching and learning environments.
Passionate about what we do
We are passionate about making great sounding spaces and we care about making things better. We believe providing the right spaces for education will help improve quality of life for future generations.
What we've done
Elthorne Park High School
Acoustic design advice on a new three storey teaching block in Ealing, West London
Connaught School, Hove
Conversion of listed building to provide primary teaching facilities