Sonata Case Study - Shipton Community Centre

Improved Acoustics and Ambience in Noisy Community Hall

Shipton Community Centre

Noise Reduction at Shipton Community Centre

The poor acoustics at Shipton Community Hall was causing problems for all of the groups that used the popular local resource, not least the members of the film club, whose enjoyment of their screenings was adversely affected

Upon deciding that something needed to be done, committee member, John Farbrother, decided to contact sound absorption experts Sound Reduction Systems (SRS) and submitted the online form with details from the hall. Once the form has been submitted, SRS will reply within 24Hrs with an acoustic proposal and estimate for the work. If this proves of interest, as was the case with Shipton Community Hall, SRS will then travel to site, free of charge, to take detailed measurements and discuss colour choice and layout. In this case, 32No. 1200 x 1000mm fabric wrapped Sonata Aurio absorbers, bonded evenly across the ceiling, were specified.

As with a lot of community projects, various quotes were required to ensure the best service and value for money was being delivered. Upon reviewing all of the quotes, the committee decided that SRS had provided them with the most comprehensive and competitive package, along with the best service, and awarded the contract accordingly.

SRS sent their skilled installation team to site, and the panels were installed within a day to immediate effect. After a suitable period of time to judge the effectiveness of the Sonata Aurio panels, Mr Farbrother commented:

“I thought you would like to hear how the installation at the Shipton Community Centre is performing since it was fitted last Friday - Everybody at our Café session noticed the difference as soon as they entered the room, describing the ambiance as ‘calm’. Newcomers to the centre remarked on the attractiveness of the hall, something that has never happened before!  The dog training group loved the new acoustics. Thank you for a great service.”

SRS are specialists in hall acoustics and have a great deal of experience in dealing with community halls, church halls, scout huts, sports halls and other large open areas where noise reduction can be a major benefit to the enjoyment of all activities. SRS offer free advice, site visits and quotes to any hall with sound absorption problems. You can read project profiles and testimonials from satisfied customers with similar projects on the website. If you have a noise problem at your hall, please get in touch on 01204 380074, email  or visit the website  to request your free soundproofing or sound absorption consultation and quote.

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