There are various myths we’ve exploded, and preconceptions we’ve overturned. Among them…
Many thought double glazing was the height of their noise reduction options.
Nobody thought it possible to reduce noise by 50 decibels with a window.
In certain settings, the idea of restoring tranquility was dismissed as impossible.
And as noise pollution has come to be viewed as just as important as other kinds of pollution, we’re proud of how we’ve changed people’s sense of what is possible.
What we do is not just about transforming environments, it’s about transforming lives. That’s what inspires us, and lies at the very heart of our ethos.
To bring home the different ways that noise reduction and tranquility can transform somebody’s life, it feels right to share a handful of our favourite client stories… of those who felt, one way or another, that they ‘got their life back’.
The Fulham home of our client was subject to extreme aircraft noise – which proved intolerable for his two young autistic children. By creating two new rooms, we enabled them to play freely without having to wear industrial ear defenders.
A renowned scientist, who had worked on the Hadron Collider, was unable to live in his luxury home in Switzerland – as he was suffering from hyperacusis (extreme sensitivity to noise). His home life in Snowdonia was transformed with the creation of a silent room.
During lockdown, a client noticed how his children slept longer and better when the usual aircraft noise was absent… and how their overall mood was transformed. It prompted him to install a new set of noise-reduction windows before the planes started flying again.
Another client had a business close to our hearts: healing with sound. But the local traffic noise – near London’s Victoria station – was so intense that the gongs and Tibetan bowls were having a limited impact… until, that is, we installed new bespoke windows.
Our client bought his dream home in Oxfordshire, right next to a disused stadium, which was – he was assured – earmarked for residential units. However, those plans changed. Speedway returned with a ‘vroom’. Visiting his property, we clocked the noise of the racing bikes at 90dB. Plans are now afoot to restore tranquility.
Looking back, over the last ten years, we are proud to say that we have changed what’s possible for all kinds of people. Such as…
For a homeowner who didn’t think they could stay in their own home
For anyone wanting to soundproof a listed building without compromising its character
For a hotelier wanting to protect their business and their reputation – by ensuring a good night’s sleep for their guests
For architects who want their designs to include the very latest advances in noise reduction
For those seeking to deliver the ultimate noise reduction remedy and looking for an accomplished partner
Looking ahead, we are committed to continue to change what’s possible in different living and working spaces. For instance…