Many business don’t own, but rent, their office space. This can cause a headache when modification of the facility is needed to suit the organization’s changing needs, but isn’t allowed by the landlord.
This was the case with a clinical social worker who rented a small office space in a great location. There was originally a receptionist’s office with an interior window connected to the waiting room. This office needed to be converted to a patient counseling room to accommodate the growing number of clients, but obviously the room had to be as private as possible. The transition would be impossible without completely soundproofing the opening in the wall - ideally by filling it in and making the whole wall solid.
The owner of the building wasn’t open to any permanent modifications, so the social worker called Acoustical Solutions to see if anything could be done to block sound completely through the opening.
ASI Rep Kevin McIver came up with the idea to use a combination sound blocking and absorbing product on the opening, that could be covered to hide the modification and put clients more at ease:
“We used an ABSC-25 blanket to cover the window on one side and they put up artwork on the either side”
The blanket has an STC of up to 33, the same sound transmission class as a standard interior wall. The response from the client was positive, and the installation method used suited their need for a removable solution:
“Hi Kevin . . . worked out great! Perfect fit and the heavy duty velcro helped to hold it securely to the outer molding!
Here is a pic of the blanket up and the outside of the window for you to get an idea of what it looks like underneath the blanket.
Thanks so much . . . I have given your card to a colleague of mine too! – Renee”
For any questions about this application or any other noise control issues, call Acoustical Solutions at 800 782 5742!
Architectural Sales Rep
800 782 5742 ext. 19