Month: May 2015

PhoneStar: Diverse Soundproofing

Soundproofing a building has many benefits, especially when the environment is sound-sensitive and that acoustics have to be taken into account to make sure that the sound is properly contained and expressed with clarity. Here are some classic examples of environments that benefit from acoustic soundproofing: Schools Schools have various different rooms with different requirements for acoustics. For example, the assembly hall will require good acoustics so that whoever’s speaking can be heard, whereas a music room would require soundproofing to prevent disruptions to other classes. Offices If you work in a large building and use different meeting rooms, soundproofing can reduce the amount of reverberation passing through the walls, which could lead to disruptions in important meetings. Homes Home is meant to be a haven but we’ve all had to deal with noisy neighbours at some point in our lives. If you can hear literally every word coming through your neighbours’ wall then you’ve got a serious privacy problem that can negatively impact your life in ways you might not have expected. Factories Factories can be loud places thanks to the clanking of machinery and much more. Soundproofing such an environment can contribute to a more peaceful space and prevent disruptions or distractions. A quieter working environment is generally better for productivity whilst reducing stress, work-related headaches and so on. Why Soundproofing? There are plenty of other reasons...

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Real ale and rock at Willowman Festival

The Willowman Music Festival in North Yorkshire is attracting as much attention for its top class real ales as it is for its live acts. Over the last five years the four-day festival at Knayton near Thirsk has attracted the likes of The Wailers and New Model Army and this year Echo and the Bunnymen will take the headlining slot. But some festival-goers would say the real star of the show is the range of real ales at pub prices that guarantee a great atmosphere before a note has even been played. Festival director Steve Williams said: “Since day...

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