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Why Sound Acoustics Is Vital to Office Design

Offices come in all sorts of layouts from sleek open plan, to period offices in city centres.

The challenge in both cases is to find a solution that not only creates a sense of space but also provides privacy and a quiet place to work for those employees who need it. So when designing an office layout, a delicate balancing act needs to be struck to ensure that everyone in the workplace will be happy.

Unlike visual distractions, which can simply be screened off or hidden by a simple re-arrangement of furniture and screens. Unfortunately, good acoustics will require a more complicated solution to reduce noise from phones, chatter and colleagues moving from one place to another.

All of this can become very frustrating for those who require peace and quiet to do their best work, which will in turn hinder productivity.

While the modern trend continues to lean towards the open plan spaces which have been seen as the best way to develop cooperation and creativity since the 1950s.

To improve acoustics in your office requires knowledge of how sound impacts on different surfaces and how it is absorbed by others.

This starts with the introduction of carpets, acoustic panels and acoustic screens which can help reduce noise dramatically. Then create separate spaces for collaborative work so as not to disturb those staff members who prefer to work in quiet isolation from time to time.

Glazed Office Screens

So the other week we discussed the enormous advantages that glazed partitions can afford your working environment. But we realize that the segregation isn’t for everyone. What if you just wanted the partitions but not necessarily the separation. Ok so maybe that doesn’t quite make sense just yet. Imagine an office where people work in big glass cubes. They provide privacy, noise reduction and allow for the office to still be a light and airy place to work. But many companies prefer not to separate employees with doors. So you need partitions but not rooms? That’s where Glazed office screens come in.

Let the light in!

Glazed screens allow for perceived separation, desk privacy, and allow you to arrange your workspace in a variety of different ways. The screens mean that staff members can freely communicate across the office, but can also get some noise reduction and privacy from behind their glass screens if required.

Offices stay light and productive, with that satisfying hum of a busy working environment, without it becoming like a stocks and shares market.

Millennium Storage and Interiors offer a wide range of glass office screens, some offering more privacy than others. They can fit neatly into most workspaces without taking up too much room and come in a range of tints and patterns.