The Quiet Mark Podcast

Episode 7/ Pt3: IMPROVING ACOUSTICS FOR A NEW NORMAL - Oliver Brookes - BB&C Architects Ltd

July 22, 2020 Quiet Mark
The Quiet Mark Podcast
Episode 7/ Pt3: IMPROVING ACOUSTICS FOR A NEW NORMAL - Oliver Brookes - BB&C Architects Ltd
Show Notes

In Episode 7, Pt.3 of The Quiet Mark Podcast, introducing our audio resource book for architects, Simon Gosling enjoys a conversation with Oliver Brookes, an Architect with BB&C Architects, who turned to the Quiet Mark certified, Armourcoat's acoustic plaster system, for a much needed solution when creating a music room within this beautiful domestic home:

BB&C Architects set up in 1983, is a RIBA Chartered Practice based in Cambridge operating from riverside studios on Bridge Street overlooking the Cam. They work with a wide range of clients and produce diverse architectural solutions within collegiate, university, housing, health, ecclesiastical, theatre, primary and secondary education sectors as well as master planning.

Oliver Brookes is keen Architect, who has and continues to work on many prominent Projects in the heart of Cambridge. For a short period he worked in London on High rise accommodation projects for Broadway Malyan Architects. He moved to BB+C in 2015 to work for a smaller company and to be closer to home. Since being there he has completed two boathouses projects for both Gonville and Caius and Christ Colleges, in addition to this he worked closely with clients to redevelop a large 1930’s student hostel and building of local interest into a stunning, contemporary family home. Currently he is working on a refurbishment project for a grade one listed building at Queens College as well as a new complex on Round Church Street for Trinity College, comprising a 110 cover high end restaurant on the ground floor with four floors of student accommodation above.

Armourcoat is a market leading manufacturer and specialist contractor of decorative surface finishes. The company has its UK head offices in Sevenoaks and has a wholly owned US subsidiary business based in Las Vegas. Developed over 30 years the company works with a network of agents and customers and enjoys product sales and installation into 80 countries. The UK business manages the manufacture of the wide product range, global distribution and technical support. It also runs a significant contracting business operating in the UK and Europe. With an outstanding and ever growing product range Armourcoat remain at the forefront of sustainable decorative surface solutions. 

Armourcoat's acoustic plaster is listed within Quiet Mark's Acoustic Academy: a brand new, free to use online platform, designed to further equip and empower architects, builders and designers with a guide to expertly verified leading acoustic solutions for every building application area, including; approved specialist acoustic glazing, sound barriers, panels, pumps, acoustic doors, flooring, insulation, commercial ventilation, acoustic plasters and surfaces and much more. 

Example building application areas include, residential, commercial, industrial, schools, offices, healthcare, hospitals, restaurants and public spaces.

Poppy Szkiler, Founder and CEO, Quiet Mark says: “Acoustics Academy is our new online platform developed to serve the Building sector by further equipping and empowering industry to easily find the latest expert-approved acoustic materials, products and solutions organised in a one-stop online hub for the right building applications and scenarios.
“Building design is now evolving to prioritise responsible sound-design transforming living spaces into harmonious soundscapes that deliver excellent acoustics to support health, well-being and desire for quieter living. A property that has been carefully designed acoustically creates a beautiful, calm, supportive environment, reducing unneces