Cross-Guard previously worked with a client in producing a bespoke sound baffle for an air conditioning unit to aid in alleviating high levels of noise pollution in a work environment. The sound baffle absorbs the noise produced by the air conditioning unit to create a less disruptive and more desirable working environment. This type of solution benefits clients as it can be installed into open plan offices suffering from high levels of noise pollution.
Open plan office layouts now account for over 70% of UK workspaces, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. Despite gaining the benefits of improved teamwork and communication, these offices frequently suffer from worse acoustics and higher noise levels overall.
This excessive noise is partly due to other people working in the office, temporarily disturbing the quiet by taking phone calls or interacting with one another. Similarly, printers and photocopiers can temporarily disrupt noise levels. One of the most disruptive and semi-permanent disruptions is that which comes from air conditioning units, which the client sought to reduce.
Excessive noise can impact business productivity and can even have a significant impact on employees’ health and wellbeing. The effect of high noise levels in the workplace has been well researched, with studies showing that a loud environment can be detrimental to a person’s ability to retain vital information, which affects concentration levels, productivity and work quality.
Noise can also lead to feelings of stress and fatigue in employees, which increases the risk of absences. Businesses can also feel the impact through increased staff turnover due to poor job satisfaction. Therefore, preventing noise from reaching high levels is vital for businesses to protect their staff and their bottom line. The bespoke sound baffle produced by Cross-Guard offered the solution to this issue for the company’s client. Cross-Guard as a company takes pride in producing bespoke solutions so, if you have an idea of a bespoke steel solution you require, please do give us a call on: 020 8108 9328.
We here at Cross-Guard are always glad to offer bespoke tailored solutions to suit a client’s needs alongside our quality made-to-measure products.
Senior Design Engineer Curtis comments: “We are glad to do something more bespoke on client request and to fulfil requirements for a product we had not previously manufactured. The product quality turned out really well and we’re happy with the end result.”