Beehive Mill

About dBx Acoustics

Founded in 2013, dBx Acoustics provides high quality acoustic design and advice to our clients across the UK. We pride ourselves on our practical, friendly approach supported by our strong professional qualifications and experience.

Our capability extends from planning noise impact assessments through to facade and ventilation design, sound insulation and room acoustics, to mechanical and electrical noise control.

We work on projects as diverse as motion capture studios, co-working spaces, hospitals and schools as well as residential developments, from individual houses to high rise towers and office buildings.

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

PROFESSIONALISM

Our consultants are fully qualified and are members of the Institute of Acoustics. You can be assured we have the expertise and experience to tackle any acoustic challenge thrown at us!

QUALITY

We take our responsibilities to our clients seriously. We are accredited via UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) laboratory number 9473 to carry out sound insulation testing and we have achieved BS EN ISO 9001:2017 quality certification and BS EN ISO 14001:2017 environmental management certification.

RESULTS

We always do our best to help our clients by explaining our methods and results with as little jargon as possible.

Susan Witterick

Susan Witterick

Director
Ben Tomlin

Ben Tomlin

Associate
Joseph Tony

Joseph Tony

Senior Consultant
Scooby

Scooby

dBx Dog

dBx helps boost productivity in co-working space

As the workplace evolves, more and more people are working flexibly – whether that be late at night, from a sun terrace in Italy, or in a specially designed co-working space.

Clockwise provide the latter – contemporary private offices and shared workspace with flexible membership plans. With sites in Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow, we were delighted to be asked to work on their “new kid on the dock” at the iconic Edward Pavilion on Liverpool’s world-famous Albert Dock.

Appointed by international construction company Ardmac in 2018 and working alongside architects 74, we were asked to help with specifying partitions between the workspaces. Sound insulation is very important for bustling co-working spaces, helping to provide settings that support different activities, such as having private conversations, focused/individual work and collaborative sessions.

We assisted the partition specification and detailing to maintain sound insulation between different workspaces while ensuring we didn’t impact the fabric of the building, which is a 19th century warehouse with preserved original features, including cast iron columns, Victorian brickwork and barrel vaulted ceilings.

We also worked on building services noise control, particularly on the upper floor, which features air handling units sitting on plant decks suspended within the open plan office space.

A historic building on a historic site, we’re proud to have worked on this challenging and exciting project.

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