When HR consultancy Steople (previously PeopleScape) moved into a beautiful century old heritage building in Millers Point in April 2019, everybody appreciated the character of the old brick building. However, it soon became clear that the acoustics were less than ideal.
“The noisy echoes in the meeting rooms were very pronounced. The rooms all have many hard surfaces including timber floors, brick plastered walls and the ceilings had never been acoustically treated,” said Steople Director Stuart Waldon.
Steople rely on good and effective communication with their clients, and it is essential to have comfortable meeting rooms with good sound quality.
“We realised that we had to put in some form of sound absorption and we were advised by Knauf that a new product, Cleaneo Up, might do the trick.”
Cleaneo Up is an out-of-the-box acoustic solution for any indoor room and offers easy installation and unique built-in air purifying Cleaneo technology that removes odours and pollutants to improve the indoor air. The panel surface can be painted if required and is easy to clean with a damp cloth.
Mr Waldon said two Cleaneo Up panels were installed in the boardroom and one panel was installed in each of the two smaller meeting rooms. They were installed by a tradesperson and the process took about half a day.
The results were immediately noticeable. “We are very happy with the results. The panels definitely improved the sound quality in the rooms by removing the echo.”
Mr Waldon said the Cleaneo Up panels also offer a nice decorative touch, and blend in well with the décor of the rest of the room.