During the planning stages of your design we can advise the best practice and solutions to any acoustic issues which may be present. Along with this, catching issues early and then highlighting and providing solutions to these can help minimise risk of future problems. This includes meeting regulations, reducing hearing damage/fatigue and minimising disturbance due to noise.
If you are building a recording studio, designing or refurbishing a performance space, upgrading a music venue or simply looking to improve the acoustic environment of your listening spaces at home, work and beyond, we can help. Our crossover knowledge of room and audio acoustics allows us to provide you with an optimum solution for your activity space.
Building Fabric Upgrades
Be it noise ingress from lobbies to sensitive spaces, upgrade advice for building facades to reduce traffic noise, or remedial soundproofing works to separating walls and partitions, we can propose actions for improving the sound insulation between spaces.
Should you have concerns about your noise producing activities and want to minimise the risk of complaint, we can assist by monitoring and assessing the impact and associated risk of adverse affects of noise. As well as this we can provide you with advice on what to do to reduce any adverse impacts.
These include consultancy on vibration issues, advice on audio set up and optimisation and recommendations of appropriate products. Noise break-in and break-out in accordance with BS 8233, Noise impact assessments in accordance with BS 4142 and TAN 2011. Sound Insulation testing to Scottish building standards.
We can assess, provide feedback and solutions along with sourcing products to aid with the attenuation of noisy machines or areas. This can include attenuation measures for power generators, plant rooms, noisy workshop areas, separation of noisy and quiet areas in an office and extraction fans or kitchen noise in restaurants.
At Thomson Acoustic Engineering, we believe that acoustics is important. Not only is it important, but we believe it is a critical element of getting the most out of life. After all, together with our eyes, it's our main way of experiencing and observing the world. Good acoustics can mean many things, from ensuring that you get a quiet nights sleep by guarding against traffic noise, achieving the highest fidelity sound from a performance or entertainment space, to finding the best way to meet with regulations that ensure acceptable acoustic conditions are attained. This motivation is what drives us to solve acoustic problems, no matter how small or large. We do this by using an engineering approach to solve the problems presented by our clients. This involves gaining an understanding of all aspects of a project, allowing us to pick up on nuances which may effect the acoustics and highlight root causes. Drawing on inter-related disciplines within acoustics facilitates a wider range of understanding and problem solving capabilities, giving the ability to specify the most appropriate products and design solutions for your needs.
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Why do Edinburgh’s music venues still sound so bad? Opening remarks Having had music make up a big part of my life since my earliest memories, both tinkering with audio and being musical since my early teens, along with always wanting to know how things work, has led me in the pursuit of[…]
An Interesting article, outlining the basics of how to acoustically design a room for audio reproduction. Particularly compelling is the highlighting of how important controlling bass or low frequencies is to achieving an accurate and quality sound. It can often be overlooked, especially in the domestic/ home studio market.
In July 2016 Thomson Acoustic Engineering provided consulting support for noise monitoring, in conjunction with DSB Technical, at Scone Palace, Perth , where the well established REWIND Scotland music festival is held.