How to deaden sound (inexpensively) in warehouse?
November 4, 2007 5:45 AM Subscribe
What's the best and *cheapest* way to deaden sounds inside a 1600 square foot 16 foot high ceiling warehouse?
posted by pallen123 to technology (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My partner and I have a 1600 square foot warehouse with corrugated aluminum ceiling and carpeted floors, that we need to make quieter so people can work inside without hearing sounds from the outside and every word others speak while in the space.
The walls are concrete block.
Mainly we want to find inexpensive ways to deaden sounds inside the structure -- so people can have conversations without lots of echoing and without bothering others inside the space. Does anyone have creative ideas for very low cost, but effective ways to deaden sounds inside?
The lower cost the better.
What about hanging sheets of plasterboard from the cieling with cable to act as sound barriers/cubicle dividers?
Ideally we wanted sort of an open floor plan, but to deaden the bouncing noise in the space we'd gladly erect some barriers.
Someone suggested framing small staggered dividers with 2/4's and then staple-gunning heavy gauge plastic tarp to both sides to act as walls/sound-barriers.
Industrial-chic look is fine.
There are exposed rafters in the ceiling so we can easily hang things, but what? Plastic garbage bags filled with shredded paper?