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The Quiet Australian – Soundproofing Schools

There seems to be a need for more silence in the classroom and school environment.. We have recently had the pleasure of soundproofing Kalumunda SHS, Lakeside SHS, Hammond Park Community College and Christ Church Grammar School, to name a few. The result was positive for students in all learning areas.

Quash has a wide range of noise barriers, acoustic baffles, soundproofing and noise control products for educational institutions. Quash combines good looks and performance. In everyday life sound also serves as an asset and distraction, schools are a place of both quiet study and public celebration. From the halls to the classroom, they are a hub of activity, none so much as the gym or cafeteria. However, how to ensure the wrestling team doesn’t interfere with the infamous math wiz’s study group? How do you temper the rising decibels of the debate team with the swim team’s whistle?

School is a convergence of fine arts, theatrics, little to no inhibitions, rambunctious attitudes, emerging athleticism and most importantly the education of the mind. While all of these combined make for a whole memorable childhood and young adult experience, they conflict with the process to learn, study and retain. They hamper the cognitive ability to focus and interfere with concentration and overall well-being. Prolonged exposure to unnecessarily loud noises can cause adverse health effects such as frequent headaches, migraines, ringing in the ears or temporary or premature hearing loss.

The solution isn’t to eliminate the noise pollution – to ask students to quiet their debate or to mute their exertion in the middle of a volleyball spike. The answer lies within finding products that eliminate the transference from one room, one space to the next.

Studies have shown that students perform better academically in an atmosphere where they can easily understand a word’s pronunciation. If they have a grasp on that aspect of the lesson they can apply it to the rest of their studies – should they mishear, they misunderstand the entire concept. Hearing plays a vital role in a student’s experience. Shutting the classroom door doesn’t always cut enough noise.

Quash is up to date with the newest soundproofing products and can provide you with information you will need to make informed soundproofing decisions for your school.
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Soundproofing Churches and Houses of Worship

Lakes Church is one of many churches we have recently soundproofed. No this parish can be still and enjoy the sound of silence.

A well-designed church acoustic design system is an important characteristic in any house of worship. These are often beautiful spaces made from glass, stone, marble, concrete and wood and have varying degrees of reverberation. Sound absorbing panels can help a congregation better hear the spoken word. These church acoustic treatment panels reduce echo and improve sound quality.
We are well-versed in solving acoustical issues found in churches, fellowship halls, and gathering spaces. Because no two spaces are the same, we offer a wide variety of church acoustic treatment products. We have acoustical panels, clouds and baffles, doors, windows, sealants and adhesives to meet the needs of each individual situation. Decorative and high-end designs are available to match existing décor. We also understand that music is a large part of most services. Our experienced acoustical advisors are experts in recommending the perfect acoustical solution for your space.
We understand the importance of sound quality in houses of worship for the satisfaction of the congregants. Our expert knowledge of acoustical requirements combined with our top-quality products form a winning combination.
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Tim and Reece from Quash achieved a successful outcome when they soundproofed Lifepoint Clinic in Willetton this week.

We supplied and installed Barrier Panels to shared walls. Solid Core Acoustic doors with full acoustic seals were also installed to each office. Baffles were installed on the ceiling and frosting applied to the windows.

This keeps conversations in these professional suites private and confidential.
Well done to the lads from team Quash!!
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Last week we soundproofed The Riff. We supplied and installed cover to phone booth and meeting room walls in Instyle Ecoustic Panels in a neutral colour with a panel thickness of 25mm.

The Riff
Custom Designed Co working
A welcoming and open space for impact-driven members in a collaborative work environment, uniquely designed to spark new conversations and opportunities.

Now a quiet space for your to work. Another effective job by Quash Soundproofing.
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Sometimes sound is a beautiful thing👌. Not only did we have the pleasure in seeing these guys on stage Friday, we also got to sleep with them in our bedroom on Sunday🔊Our upstairs large windows allow us to enjoy all the evening music Fremantle Arts Centre has to offer 🎸🎶 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 WORTHWHILE TIPS FOR SOUNDPROOFING YOUR BACKYARD SPACE

Living in a busy urban area often disrupts enjoyment of your backyard. The sounds of cars driving by and loud neighbours can interrupt socializing with friends or quiet, post-work meditative time. Fortunately, with some well thought out landscaping, you can help muffle these sounds and create a more tranquil space in your yard.
These three tips will help you soundproof your backyard so that it is more enjoyable, even if you live in a dense, populous neighbourhood:
1 – Use plantings to block the areas where sound comes from
The first step in sealing off noise is looking for its source. It is likely that as you survey your yard, you’ll notice areas that are noisier than others. Use strategically-placed plantings and fences in those areas to help block out the noise.
The key with these plantings is to make them dense. Thick plant growth will help absorb the unwanted sound. Other options include using a solid fence or even screening. When using a solid barrier, it is nice to complement it with plantings to help with sound absorption. A screen can add a nice texture to your yard as well
2 – Use pleasant sounds to block out unpleasant ones
• Wind chimes are a classic relaxing sound for the backyard, but be aware that some people do not like them. If there is someone in your house that finds them annoying, think about using a different, equally relaxing sound. If you love wind chimes, you can find a wide variety here.
• Water features not only create a relaxing bubbling sound, they can be therapeutic. You can find inexpensive water features at your local home Bunnings store, or you can get one custom built.
• Tall grass creates the calming sound of rustling. It’s not loud, but it will certainly make a pleasant ambiance in your yard. Using a tall prairie grass can complement the look and sounds of other plants moving in the wind.
3 – Create a comfortable inner sanctuary within your yard
If your backyard is small, you may not have enough room for a large elaborate structure or even a thick living wall. Instead, you can create a green screen using vine-producing plants for some protection from unwanted noise. Some green screens have even been designed to be self-watering, making them pleasant to experience with minimal maintenance.You want your yard to be a tranquil place to find rest after a long busy day. Noise pollution is a serious problem for a lot of people. Using any combination of these can help block out unwanted noise and give you a relaxing place to host guests or get away from the world.
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This week we finished soundproofing Armadale Aquatic Centre. We installed 50mm Quietspace to the ceiling of their 3 swimming pools and WOW! what a difference this has made. Now the patrons of this facility can enjoy their experience whether it is swimming lessons, aqua-aerobics or water yoga. Another great result from QUASH Soundproofing.
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Indoor swimming pools are built with hard reflective surfaces that repel moisture. Unfortunately, these same surfaces combine to bounce the echoes around the room, spiking noise levels to uncomfortable decibel levels. As the background noise in the room builds, blurred sound signals result, crowd noise spikes, and the room becomes unfriendly for hosting swimming meets, swim classes, or simple recreational enjoyment for the swimmers. To key to swimming pool soundproofing, the key to making your indoor swimming pool more user-friendly, is to target the capture and elimination of the echo in the room.
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We provide sound proofing solutions for cafés ☕, restaurants 🥘 and bars 🍺. If anyone knows of an overly noisy bar that needs our help, let us know 🙂

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