The company – whose noise barriers can achieve up to 20dB in sound reduction – are joining calls for noise pollution to be taken seriously when it comes to building projects.
Noise pollution is one of the biggest complaints from residents across south and west London who live under the flight path — and so is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to expansion. However, it’s not just large scale initiatives such as Heathrow that create levels of noise which are a problem for residents; even small public building works can produce noise which becomes a nuisance.
Peter Wilson, Technical Director at Echo Barrier, said: “Noise pollution is sometimes overlooked as an intrusive outcome of positive building projects such as a new runway, or smaller scale works such as upgrades to a rail track or improving the condition of an underground station. However, excess noise can be an issue of public health and safety, and must be considered in any review. “Local councils, contractors and businesses must ensure that they have noise attenuation measures in place to ensure that they aren’t a disruption to the local community.
There are many solutions to this, such as acoustic barriers, which reduce noise levels, can extend working hours and can add an aesthetically pleasing element to any building site. Measures such as these show residents that their welfare is high on the agenda of any building plan.”
“We absolutely support the appointment of an independent noise regulator and we would hope that any role would include looking into the issue of noise pollution as a whole.”
Echo Barrier offers high tech, market leading solutions for controlling excessive noise. Echo Barrier systems make noise management simple, fast and highly effective.
They are flexible, provide exceptional acoustic performance, are easy to store, transport and fit. The commercial benefits of noise reduction are enormous, including extending site operating hours (and so reducing operational costs), minimising noise complaints, enhancing company reputation and providing for an improved working environment.
For more information about Echo Barrier visit www.echobarrier.com
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Echo Barrier, whose sound reduction barriers are currently being used on sites across the world including the World Trade Centre, the Sydney Rail Network and the London Underground, have appointed Rebecca Marriott-Smith to head up marketing of the brand.
Echo Barrier has recently opened offices in America, Australia, the Middle East and the Far East, and Rebecca will work with the company’s contracted PR team to manage uniformity of all communications across the globe from their base on New Market Road.
Peter Wilson, Technical Director or Echo Barrier said: “We are delighted that Rebecca has joined us, to inject some new enthusiasm and ideas into our marketing as the brand grows across the globe. We have no doubt that she will fit in very well and will make a significant contribution to the team.
Rebecca joins Echo Barrier from BuyBrandTools.com where she was Customer Services Manager and brings with her experience of the industrial products market. She added: “I’m very excited about the challenge of managing the marketing for an expanding global brand. I have lots of new ideas and I’m looking forward to putting them into practice.
This is a great Suffolk based product which is flying the flag for UK skills and technology overseas.” Echo Barriers are noise reduction products used on construction sites and at music events to reduce noise, extend working hours, improve the look of a site and make works sites more community-friendly. For more information about Echo Barrier visit www.echobarrier.com.
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James McLean, Managing Director of ZND UK commented: “The Echo H1 is an innovative yet easy to install product which ensures a highly effective solution to noise pollution which is becoming more and more of a social and commercial problem. We are excited to go into partnership with Echo Barrier and feel the product will enhance our range.”Read more →