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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

I love my mother-in-law but I never planned on living with her permanently. I have been enjoying her living with us now that we have kids but I feel like we all need some extra space so I am getting a granny flat built at the back of our block. This should allow us to have some extra space to make sure everyone has the privacy that they need whilst we can still be a family. This block has some tip on the process of building a granny flat including how to choose a contractor and how to get the council approval for the build.


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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

Why Acoustic Panels Make Up A Small But Very Important Part Of Your Office Space

by Chloe Cooper

Creating an office space brings with it a lot of challenges, from trying to keep everyone motivated to focusing them on the task at hand and providing a comfortable place to work in. While there are many different parts that make up a successful office environment, one part that is often underestimated are the acoustic panels. Sound plays a key role in allowing people to concentrate and work, and a loud and airy workplace is a recipe for disaster. Here are a few reasons why acoustic panels can help your business become more efficient.

Eliminate Street Noise

Working in a busy city has many benefits but also a few drawbacks. One of them is the sound created by the outside world going about its business. To combat this, many companies will utilise the sound dampening effects of acoustic panels on their walls. Many of these acoustic panels put on the inside of the last wall are completely blended into the design of the office so that you can't even tell they are anything other than a stylistic choice, and that goes for most acoustic panels on the roof as well. If you have a lot of noise from the street in your office, then combat that with some acoustic panels.

Different Sections

Not every space in your office has to have the exact same acoustics; some rooms need to carry sound better while others want as little noise as possible. A good acoustic panel contractor will discuss your options with you and talk about how you can blend the areas into a cohesive and ultimately productive workplace. This might include putting up more walls, adding in more acoustic panels on the ceiling, walls and pillars and even changing the layout of your office if need be.

Soft Enough To Think But Not So Soft That It Is Distracting

Sometimes a room can be so quiet that the silence itself becomes a distraction. The last thing you want is to go overboard and create a room with a precisely designed set of acoustic panels only to find out that this makes the office worse than before. That is why professional acoustic panel contractors should be used in the designing phase, not just the installation phase. They will help you achieve the sound level you want for each room and advise you on whether one room might be too quiet or too loud before production begins.

To learn more, reach out to an acoustic panel service today.