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For those seeking to create a smooth-edged, sophisticated and elegant design interior with the inclusion of acoustic sound absorption materials - look no further than our Popped Note™. There are two in-house stock designs of a rounded finish or a squared finish, with the option to create bespoke designs. Each Popped Note™ uses our Stand-off bolts which have a beautifully polished chrome finish that is well engineered and easy to fit. These bolts help to provide an isolation gap behind the Popped Note™ suspending it away from the wall or ceiling exposing more its available surface area and improving its acoustic performance for the reduction of reverberation. Popped Note™ falls into the Class A Absorption rating.
Sometimes all that is needed is a little inspiration to spark to most ambitious of ideas, a simple viewing of what is possible with our Popped Note™ and other designs in our Note™ will often change even the most reserved of customers looking at sound absorption and turn heads to what else is out there! We have chosen our presentation of Popped Note™ installed in Michelin Star restaurant - The Man Behind The Curtain to showcase a sample of what is out there. Maybe there is something you like but would like to alter slightly, perhaps there is something you dislike or the perfect design, but all you want is a different colour - whatever it is, we can help you narrow your options and discuss them with you!
From interior designers looking to create holistic atmospheres that focus on creating a positive environment through design to simple design ideas, both drawn in mind or sketched - we want to hear them, no matter how complex!
Our in-house design team can help you every step of the way by bringing them to the physical world as we look at how each idea is best structured and how it will fit together,
Then we create visualisations of each space (both existing spaces or new spaces alongside the architect’s visualisation) to see how they will look in placement. We then send this off to our cutting team who have state-of-the-art precision cutting tools - and then finally we send these flat packed to your installation team, or our installation team if you’re looking for the whole package.
We offer a bespoke product tailoring for our Popped Note™ Range with our in-house designer to help cater to your requirements - do contact us on 01937 588 226 today to discuss.
Maybe the imagery you have chosen is synergic with your brand, or perhaps it is just a piece of art that you cherish every day - for whatever the setting, it aims to serve as an art form that has a high acoustic performance. It applies to almost any internal space, from the workplace to the home, from coffee shop to a Michelin star restaurant - Printed Note™ is a beautiful choice.
If you are looking to revivify your space with the addition of Popped Note™, both acoustically and visually, to improve speech intelligibility or the general atmosphere by cutting down the feeling of a spacious environment, whether it is in a café, a Michelin Star restaurant or the workplace. Popped Note™ is suitable for almost any internal design and will be an essential addition to serve both increasing the visual presentation of a room and adding sound absorptive materials.
Each Popped Note™ is precision cut to provide a stunning level of consistency, and for ease of fitting, it arrived flat packed with stand-off bolts and instructions for fitting - that is if you fancy yourself a DIY enthusiast, if not we have an installation team happy to help put these in place for you!
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A straightforward explanation of reverberation is that it is the result of sound trapped in a room, and not the sound moving through a partition such as a wall, floor or ceiling. When this sound is 'trapped' without anything to absorb it, it will begin to bounce off reflective surfaces. Some examples of reflective surfaces are glass, wood, stone and even plasterboard. When a soundwave comes into contact with these surfaces, it reflects on to another surface, and then another until that sound disappears or falls below a certain sound level, one below the background noise level. It is this reflective sound energy that leads to misinterpreting or failing to hear speech in classrooms, sports halls and swimming pools, three typical examples of where reverberation is a negative effect. But, we need reverberation to help carry our voice or to carry musical performances such as in auditoriums or classical music halls, each one designed to have its own unique sound. Creating a completely absorbent environment will leave the sound very 'dry' and unnatural, and you will need to introduce further distribution of sound systems or public address systems to make up for this.
There is a 'sweet spot' for every environment, and you will need to factor in each type of event or purpose of your room so that we can together make the right decision in what levels are best suited for reverberation.
In these cavernous-like halls and in the petite critical-listening spaces, it is the introduction of soft materials that begin to introduce absorptive surfaces. It is the addition of these that turn sound energy into thermal energy when the sound wave makes contact, but don't worry, the heat generated from this is not noticeable, you will not feel the panel increasing in heat. These sound absorptive materials will often need even spacing through the open space on walls and ceilings, and careful placement of these to maximise performance as the sound 'bounces' around the room.
Reverberation is a complex issue to understand, especially if you are looking at the mathematical equations that predict the level of reverberation, or at estimations made from acoustic modelling, or even the results from acoustic testing and what they mean to you and your project. We briefly explain each of these points as just as possible, from what reverberation is and how it can affect us especially our communication and our concentration. We aim to update this as often as we can with new research and provide blogs on areas revolving around reverberation.
Depending on the size of your chosen space, its geometry and its material composition - these can all have an effect on the overall quantity required and whether additional approaches to sound absorption are necessary, for example, the introduction of Soft Note™ to cover mostly uncovered wall or ceiling areas by directly fitting to each surface. It is not only these structural properties that are all something to factor into the acoustic design, but also the proposed activities in the space - for there are speech intelligibility targets and recommendations that will likely follow for each. Educational institutions require very high levels of speech intelligibility to where reverberation needs to be very low for the adequate understanding of speech to where learning and communication are not impaired. In short, there is no immediate answer to these particular questions without knowing the following:
First we aim to create an estimated acoustic modelling of the room or look to carry out an Acoustic Test, we then we look at required levels alongside your budget in mind for introducing Popped Note™ to your space and discussing visual requirements to how you would like each Note™ to appear in terms of colour scheme and their arrangement.
Popped Note™ is not suited for soundproofing for it is a lightweight material with a fibrous composition - perfect for sound absorption and the reduction of echo and reverberation - but not for reducing noise transfer from room to room. The majority of cases do require both to work in harmony for best sound control, workplace environments to where people are spending increasing amounts of time in need an excellent soundscape to both works collaboratively, and working individually without their concentration being disrupted by overhearing conversations or the photocopier.
Popped Note™ is made from 100% Polyester Fibres making it safe for almost any internal application for there are not exposed irritants or loose fibres - of this 65% comes from Post Consumer Recycled Content with 35% from Pre Consumer Recycled PET fibres.
Fire Rating under EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009: B - s1, d0.
Popped Note™ is suitable for installation in restaurant and café environments - minimal design approaches of new and the renovating of old establishments mean that the carpets, curtains and all soft furnishing except seatings are torn out, exposed brickwork and concrete flooring are on show all to create the free-flowing environment. It is common now to also find restaurants opening their kitchens to be open-plan to develop a more holistic experience by allowing customers to see the chef and their team at work, and it certainly does make for a lively and inclusive environment.
Popped Note™ makes use of our highly engineered, easy to fit and sleek stand-off bolts, each panel design comes with adequate bolts and instructions of how to install each.
If you have an idea of altering our stock designs or aiming for something entirely new, perhaps you have a museum that wants to cut shapes of Dinosaur shapes into them, or something equally as entertaining! But it is your creativity we can help nurture by providing you with the tools of our ever helpful in-house design team to put them together and create a visualisation of them in placement in both proposed or existing spaces.