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Precautions to be taken in sound insulation

Adversities with acoustics in your workspace?

We can help you.

You should keep in mind that the sound spreads from the outside to the inside and vice versa. For a good acoustic insulation, the first step is to identify the source of the noise, in order to know where and how to act.

But… and how to solve the problem, after the diagnosis?

Some suggestions and materials that may help:

  • Plasterboard – the combination of plasterboard and rockwool or glasswool may be effective in insulating sound and preventing it from passing through.
  • Mineral wool – insulation material used in walls, doors and ceiling´s.
  • Windows – with a thicker and heavier stopper, they are perfect for insulating all the sounds that come from outside.
  • Doors – did you know that wood is a natural acoustic insulating material? With a well insulated interior and with sealants that don’t let the sound through, they might be the solution you’re looking for.
  • Air ducts – independent air ducts prevent the sound from passing from one room to another.

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Acoustics for Restaurant Spaces

How many times have you been to a restaurant and didn´t return, not because of the food quality, but due to the fact that the aesthetics of the space didn´t fit your personality and required comfort level?

The attractiveness of a restaurant is not only related to the quality of food, but also to the factors below:

  1. The organization of the space;
  2. Customer service;
  3. Visual identity and interior architecture design of the space.

Pleasant spaces with acoustic, thermal and light comfort influence the choice and the acceptance of the public that intends to spend a relaxed and quiet time.

At restaurants, acoustics plays a central role in what comfort and attractiveness are concerned. These acoustic questions shall be thought of at the conception phase, enabling the cost reduction, future works and avoiding any undesirable surprises.

  1. Rigid surfaces with low absorption coefficient;
  2. Kitchens inserted in the dining area;
  3. Live music;
  4. Tables too close to each other;
  5. Displacement of furniture.

How to solve it? ⬇

  • Acquiring adequate furniture that enables the acoustic comfort, for example upholstered chairs instead of wood or plastic chairs;
  • Combining acoustic decorative items with the aesthetics desired for the space, for example acoustic ceilings, acoustic clouds, wall and ceiling cladding, among others;

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Acoustics for Libraries

Which is the main reason why you feel good at a library?

The silence. 🤫

A library is a place of tranquillity, comfort and maximum acoustic quality. To achieve the best acoustic quality, each architectural project shall be planned individually. In order to do so, it is important to:  

  1. Know the functionality of each library. It is the responsibility of the specifier of the project to know the characteristics of the space and to find the most adequate solutions according to its future use.
  2. Warrant the acoustic insulation of each area. The project shall take into account the external noise and minimize its interference with the interior of the room.
  3. Consider a space dedicated to group work, for example, through the creation of rooms with partitions and with high levels of acoustic insulation.
  4. Minimize the reverberation in order to promote the silence and wellbeing.
  5. use products that promote the aesthetics of the library and make it unique while warranting a perfect acoustic, such as: acoustic clouds, acoustic ceilings, fabric covered furniture, carpet, perforated ceilings, blinds and absorbing decorative items.
  6. choose fire-resistant acoustic products in order to prevent future adversities.

When shall you think of these subjects? During the project phase, considering functional and differentiating solutions that suit the architecture of the space.

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#FREQUENTLYASKEDQUESTIONS

1. I have a workspace. What solutions can you offer?

Castelhano e Ferreira is a company concerned with the particular necessities of each space and its focus is to change the way how the world faces works. We conceive, manufacture, market and install several products like Acoustic panels, partitions, movable walls, furniture and flooring that are used in the construction of workspaces. Learn more.

2. Where can I see Castelhano e Ferreira´s portfolio as well as your products?

Please consult www.castelhano-ferreira.pt and discover a world of perfect solutions for your workspace.

3. Does Castelhano e Ferreira carry out turn-key works?

We deliver to our clients the ideal solutions for each workspace, according to each unique need. One of our strong characteristics has always been and will continue to be the materialization of projects in real spaces.

4. I have a project. May I ask for a solution?

Yes. Castelhano e Ferreira has countless solutions that meet the needs of every space and project. The wide experience of our team allows us to conceive exclusive products to create functional and unique spaces.

5. Do you supply materials for other countries?

Through our brand PLANOFFICE, we take our best solutions to several countries over the world. 

6. How to have a good acoustic behaviour in a glazed area?

Here are some tips: use furniture with fabrics, carpets, perforated ceilings, blinds and absorbing decorative items. Contact us and we´ll suggest you the most suitable solution for your space. Learn more here.

7. In order to assemble a movable wall, is the parking area the only concern I shall take into account?

You need to consider the factors below:

a) Dimension;

b) Where do you intend to park the movable wall?

c) Is the acoustic insulation important?

d) Do you have any support to fix the movable wall to? If you don´t have it, what is the possible solution for your space and which one do you intend to have?

e) Do you need a door?

f) Finishing of the panels. 

8. How can I get your best solutions in terms of furniture for workspaces?

Please find below the whole process to take into account:

1. Talk to our salesperson and give him the information about the furniture you imagine for your workspace.

2. We present you our best solutions through technical drawings and/or 3D representations.

3. From the offers presented, choose the one that is more adequate to your needs.

4. From this point on, leave it with us: we conceive, supply and assemble it!

Lean more about our furniture brand here.

9. Why shall I choose materials like solid wood?

Solid wood, besides being natural and noble, is a very durable and sustainable material and its main advantage is the resistance to damages, much higher than the one of the melamine. Solid wood guarantees elegance, sophistication and nobility; best cost vs benefit and, finally, it is more ecologic. Do you know our Solid Wood acoustic panels already?

10. May I purchase an acoustic panel finished Melamine with A1 fire resistance?

An acoustic panel classified as A1 is a type of panel where you can´t have any finishing nor acoustic fleece. If you need a special finishing, you´ll have to choose acoustic panels with A2 classification because those can be manipulated.

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Have you ever thought of the reason why there are problems before, during and after the execution of works?

Many of the problems arise from the factors below:

– Bad site surveys – usually originate a bad execution of the work;

– Unexpected situations at the jobsite (for example, the need to demolish a wall that was not planned to be demolished) – this may cause delays;

– Delays in the reception of the materials – the delay in the raw materials leads to delays in the target date for the completion of the work; 

– Materials damaged during transport that have to be replaced by new ones (for example, glasses have to be replaced when broken);

– Problems with planning: cost – time of execution – uncertainties from the customer. 

CASTELHANO E FERREIRA is specialized in the creation of workspaces as turn-key projects in order to help you OVERCOMING any adversities that may arise in the moment of creating YOUR WORKSPACE.

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Benefits of movable walls in workspaces

Are you looking for versatility?

The use of movable walls is a major advantage in what the creation of versatile workspaces is concerned.

This partitioning system offers the possibility of creating several rooms at a lower cost using a wider room that may be converted into smaller rooms when necessary.

Tip: The intended use of a space is the first reflexion to be done when starting a new project. In that way, everything will be planned in order to satisfy future needs and it will make it easier to identify places that may benefit from using movable walls.

SOME ADVANTAGES OF USING MOVABLE WALLS IN YOUR WORKSPACE

 1 – Integrates aesthetics and function and makes your space look nice and more versatile.

2 – Privacy – creation of meeting rooms and other rooms for customer’s service.

3 – Practical. How many times have you thought of demolishing a wall because you need to enlarge a workspace? Have you ever thought that a movable wall may be the solution to your problem? This will allow you to enlarge and reducing your space when and how you want.

4 – Cost-effective and reversible. It is possible to create several rooms at a lower cost and without solid walls.

CASTELHANO E FERREIRA supplies movable walls that meet customers’ needs and enable a quick and effective division of their rooms. They combine innovation, aesthetic sense and minimalism without losing functionality and practicality.

It has never been so easy to create a room that fits you.

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The influence of acoustics int the productivity at work

The productivity at work is a fundamental factor to the economy and sustainability of the companies.

There is the need to keep the individuals that work in a team motivated at the workspace where they are integrated. In individual rooms, it is easier to focus because there is no noise influencing the productivity. However, in workspaces with more than two workers, it is important to invest in the acoustic treatment to increase comfort and the performance, ensuring a better communication among each team member.

Have you ever thought how the acoustics of the workspace may influence the productivity of your team?

Situations such as cross talks, answering phone calls at the same time and in the same room, ventilation systems, printers and traffic noise lead to a loss of the ability to perform some tasks in a productive way. Other situations that originate a decrease or loss of productivity? Here.

Acoustics and design are the starting point to solve these questions.

Acoustics shall be present since the moment you start planning a work and not in the final stage (despite being possible to solve some situations by that time as well). It is a long-term investment that will guarantee a comfortable, functional and more productive work environment.

Architectural acoustics responds to the comfort, which is an important factor to the identity of the business area. Usually when partitions are used to divide rooms, the acoustic performance is more satisfactory.

ACÚSTICA21, from CASTELHANO E FERREIRA, includes a wide range of acoustic conditioning systems consisting of absorber and diffuser panels offering a complete and functional solution that fits several types of room, such as auditoriums or offices. As a flexible system, it may be used continuously to finish partitions, doors, walls and/or furniture.

Do you need acoustic conditioning solutions for your workspace?

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The new Castelhano e Ferreira

CASTELHANO E FERREIRA, a company with more than 4 decades of history, creates solutions for workspaces in order to meet all customers’ needs.

Began its activity in 1978, at a time when the business was focused mainly in the false ceilings and partitions’ industry, becoming a reference in the national market. Throughout the years, it has grown by developing new products and embracing new business lines.

THE NEW IDENTITY

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The recognition of four decades in the market gave us the know-how and confidence. The main factor for that success is the involvement of CASTELHANO E FERREIRA in all stages of the project and work conception, aiming at responding to several market’s needs. Learn more here. The innovation, professionalism, confidence and timelessness that represent us, led to the gradual growth of our client portfolio over the years.

In order to conceive turn-key projects, CASTELHANO E FERREIRA has a wide range of products that meet customers’ needs towards the creation of functional workspaces. Among them, are the subbrands that allow the company to develop spaces in different areas of activity such as offices, auditoriums, health institutions, hotels, among others.

Who are we?

  • Values: Based on trust, integrity, excellence and quality, as well as aiming at customers’ satisfaction.
  • Mission: Continuous evolution in the development of projects focused in the partnership with the client.
  • Vision: A modern company that seeks to cover a diversified target group, with special focus in the supply of materials and turn-key projects.

OUR PRODUCTS

At CASTELHANO E FERREIRA you may find a wide variety of products that adapt to your needs and the needs of your space.

PARTITIONS – Unique solutions which are adaptable to the most varied spaces and projects uniting functionality and design.

MOVABLE WALLS – An incredible variety of movable walls’ solutions that enable the division of workspaces in a quick and effective way and that combines innovation and aesthetic sense without losing functionality.

RAISED FLOORS – Ideal and long-lasting flooring range that is the solution for your workspace and from which you may choose according to your requirements.

FURNITURE – We are specialized to advise you and develop, manufacture and supply the perfect furniture to your space.

ACOUSTIC PANELS – Creation of unique and architectural solutions for pleasant, comfortable and noiseless workspaces.

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