BLOG 'A chronology of soundproofing London'

August 8th, 2015


Mute Soundproofing® assisting Menlo Park Music with the fit-out of their new central London HQ, on Denmark Street. West End, London – Soundproofing.

With the success of their band, Menlo Park went on to become Bafta award winning composers and producers. Collaborating most recently with Anton Corbijn and Romain Gavras for Dior.

August 8th, 2015


Mute Soundproofing® designs and installs a domestic recording studio for a professional, London-based, sound recordist, sound designer and composer. Islington, London – Soundproofing and Acoustics.

Mute were commissioned to design and install a ‘Room-Within-A-Room’ system, for two existing, domestic outbuildings; to form a ‘Live Room’ and ‘Control Room’, with a performance criteria of > R’w55dB.

The system included twin, acoustic door-sets, connecting the Live Room to the adjoining Studio Room and the Studio Room to the adjoining domestic dwelling-space. Primary and secondary glazed, sliding acoustic doors, connecting both rooms to an internal courtyard, were also integrated, as were acoustic power-points and an attenuated, air-ventilation system.

On completion of building works, the interior acoustics were diagnosed and treated, employing wall and ceiling-mounted absorbers, to achieve the correct tonal balance in both spaces.

June 13th, 2015

Mute Soundproofing®, a London soundproofing and acoustics company, supplies and installs fully-glazed, acoustic door-sets; suitable for the office environment.


Generally, the preference in offices is to have fully-glazed doors. However, in terms of noise control, they tend to perform poorly, providing little more than Rw20 – 22dB airborne sound insulation. This is largely down to their lightweight construction and lack of air-tightness at the perimeter and threshold.

Mute supplies and installs fully-glazed, acoustic door-sets, which can be interfaced with existing office partitions. Manufactured with a connecting, aluminium frame and fully integrated, acoustic perimeter and threshold seals, they’re tested to provide Rw35dB airborne sound insulation.

Mute also supplies and installs high-specification, steel, acoustic door-sets, providing up to Rw70dB airborne sound insulation. Suitable for a range of applications, including cinema rooms, editing suites and recording studios.



April 24th, 2015

4610735150Westminster University selects Mute Soundproofing® to design and install a noise control solution for their Marylebone Road Campus. Marylebone, London – Soundproofing.

The solution is focussed on attenuating bleed from their main server room, affecting adjoining offices.

Works to commence in late May.

April 6th, 2015

downloadimagesMute Soundproofing® collaborates with Trifle Creative to improve the interior acoustics at CP+B. King’s Cross, London – Acoustics.

CP+B are a global brand agency, whose clients include Sony and Microsoft.

Trifle Creative design offices, showrooms and retail spaces, capturing their client’s brand identity with an exciting, energising style of their own.

February 11th, 2015

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Mute Soundproofing® creates two new editing suites for Stitch Editing. Soho, London – Soundproofing.

As part of ongoing expansion, Stitch commissioned Mute to design and build two new high-spec. editing suites at their London offices, integrating steel, acoustic door-sets (see inset) and acoustic internal glazing.

Having worked with Stitch on three separate occasions, Mute looks forward to continuing this successful relationship.

August 6th, 2014

EQT IMAGE 2.Mute Soundproofing® completes further anti-reverberation works at EQT. Soho, London – Acoustics.

EQT commissioned Mute to improve the acoustics inside their main meeting room, at their UK offices in London’s Golden Square. The installation, applied directly to a suspended ceiling, needed to integrate service panels and recessed lighting.

EQT invests in companies across the world, with a mission to help them grow and prosper by providing access to ownership skills and operational expertise.

August 1st, 2014


Mute Soundproofing®a London soundproofing and acoustics company, proud to be accepted as an Industry Partner for the British Institute of Interior Design; the UK’s pre-eminent professional organisation for interior designers.

The BIID is the only professional organisation, for interior designers, to have received ‘institute’ status. Their mission is to encourage and support good design and competence.

In addition to rigorous entry requirements, members must continue their professional development, to uphold expertise in design process, practice and regulatory matters. Industry Partners include Steinway & Sons, Linley and Heal’s.

March 10th, 2014

HSBC-logo1Mute Soundproofing® works alongside Kruz Developments to improve customer confidentiality at HSBC. Camberley, Surrey – Soundproofing.

Mute is working to improve confidentiality in the bank’s Camberley High Street branch, by implementing a system to resolve sound transmission between their customer meeting rooms.

Phase 1 involves a series of airborne sound tests, to ascertain existing levels of insulation and to pinpoint structural weaknesses; critical to formulating a focussed and effective scheme of works.

February 12th, 2014

Mute Soundproofing® to sound insulate the CEO’s office at Millicom International. Chiswick, London – Soundproofing.

Millicom offers a range of digital lifestyle products and services to over 45 million customers in emerging markets. 

The office space has a suspended ceiling, with perforated tiles and the cavity extends across the entire office footprint. Consequently airborne sound travels freely, over partition walls, from one space to the next. Sound bleed also occurs via glass partitions and adjoining doors. The result is a loss of confidentiality, critically effecting the CEO’s office. Accordingly, Mute has been hired to design and install a comprehensive scheme of remedial works.

January 1st, 2014

Mute Soundproofing® designs and installs a noise control solution for Bar Kick. Shoreditch, London – Soundproofng. 

Bar Kick is a sports bar on Shoreditch High Street, famous for table football and live football screenings.

Airborne sound generated within the bar was reaching residential dwellings above the venue. The bar commissioned an acoustic assessment report by RBA Acoustics and Mute, aided by that report and further practical investigations, designed and installed a solution.

November 29th, 2013

Mute Soundproofing® contracted by Open Table International to reduce sound ingress and reverberation at their UK headquarters. Old Street, London – Soundproofing and Acoustics.

Open Table is a U.S. company, which provides restaurants with an electronic reservation system, offering end-users a free online, real-time reservation service. Launched in San Francisco, the company has since expanded to cities all over the world.

A number of meeting rooms, at their London-based, European headquarters, have restricted use, due to prolonged reverberation times and excessive airborne sound ingress (via windows, facing a busy main road). Mute has been contracted to design and install a combined solution; to be trialled in one of the affected spaces, with a view to extending it throughout the building.

September 24th, 2013


Netflix contracts Mute Soundproofing® to undertake anti-reverberation works at their London offices. Fitzrovia, London – Acoustics.

Netflix is the world’s leading internet subscription service for TV programmes and films, with more than 37 million subscribers streaming worldwide.

Mute has been contracted by Netflix to design and install an echo-attenuating system at their London base.

May 28th, 2013

Mute Soundproofing® to design and install a sound ingress solution for the Tristan Bates Theatre. Covent Garden, London – Soundproofing.

The Tristan Bates Theatre was founded by Sir Alan Bates in memory of his son. As described by Time Out London, the theatre is ‘a hotbed of new writing, performing and production talent’.

Mute will customise a solution to attenuate airborne sound ingress. The application will provide a more intimate performance space for actors and audience.

May 5th, 2013

Mute Soundproofing® set to commence anti-reverberation works at Trullo restaurant. Islington, London – Acoustics.

Trullo is an Italian restaurant, boasting an award for best young chef and offering a dining experience lauded by the likes of Giles Coren and Jay Rayner.

Mute will design and install a system to improve acoustics in the busy service area. The result will be a more intimate dining experience for their customers.

March 19th, 2013

Mute Soundproofing® commissioned by the 5* ME London hotel to implement a bespoke, acoustic installation for their rooftop bar. Covent Garden, London – Soundproofing and Acoustics.

ME London is an exclusive, lifestyle hotel, designed by world-renowned architectural practice Fosters + Partners. It is located in the heart of London’s West End, where the Strand meets Aldwych.

Mute has been instructed to design and build a discreet sound attenuation system for the hotel’s Radio Rooftop Bar, to enhance the acoustic experience for its clientele.

February 11th, 2013


Mute Soundproofing® provides a bespoke, echo-attenuating solution for GQ Employment Law. City of London – Acoustics.

Mute formulated an anti-reverberation system for their boardroom, incorporating surface-fixed and suspended Cloudsorption panels.

December 3rd, 2012

Mute Soundproofing® to design and install an anti-reverberation system for Paul Smith Ltd. Covent Garden, London – Acoustics.

The iconic fashion label has commissioned Mute to design and install an acoustic solution to treat reverberation at their head office meeting rooms.

The meeting rooms to be treated have been interior designed to reflect the Paul Smith aesthetic. With this in mind, Mute will formulate a complementary application.

November 30th, 2012


Mute Soundproofing® specifies and installs an acoustic application for a residential cinema room. Wimbledon, London – Acoustics.

Mute was commissioned to specify and install an acoustic, wall-mounted application for a cinema room in a domestic dwelling.

Mute undertook an on-site assessment, including sound testing, to ascertain the most appropriate application, to optimise the acoustic performance of existing audio-visual equipment.

Coresorption panels were cut and fabric-covered on-site to ensure maximum precision, in compliance with an architecturally designed layout.

November 19th, 2012

Mute Soundproofing® conducts a schedule of testing at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Soho, London – Soundproofing and Acoustics.

Paving the way for many legendary performances since 1959, Ronnie Scott’s has featured the most famous names in modern jazz and jazz fusion, including Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and Sonny Rollins.

The club commissioned Mute to carry out an on-site diagnostic test, notably, in relation to sound bleed between performance areas. The results will be used to formulate a remedial scheme of works.

November 17th, 2012

Mute Soundproofing® measures reverberation times for a custom design and installation at All Saints Church. Woodford Wells, Essex – Acoustics.

All Saints Church is a large, originally Victorian, Church in Inman’s Row, Woodford Wells.

Mute carried out a site survey at the church, which included testing reverberation times, to formulate an anti-reverberation system. This custom-designed solution is to be installed in the main hall and the adjoining atrium.

November 15th, 2012

Mute Soundproofing® commissioned by Parkwood Management to execute a feasibility study at the Pryors. Hampstead, London – Soundproofing.

Mute carried out an on-site investigation at the prestigious Pryors apartments, to determine the practicability of proposed timber floors. The brief was to establish the potential for subsequent noise nuisance, with a view to formulating preventative best practice.

The site investigation culminated in a detailed report, advising feasibility and appropriate methodology.

November 15th, 2012

Mute Soundproofing® provides a bespoke, echo-attenuating solution for Stenham Property. Fitzrovia, London – Acoustics.

Stenham Property is a provider of wealth and asset management, with a portfolio of over £1.5 billion of property assets.

Mute formulated an anti-reverberation system for their boardroom, incorporating surface-fixed Cloudsorption panels. Supplementary works included the design and build of acoustic enclosures, to attenuate airborne sound leakage from recessed ceiling speakers.

October 3rd, 2012

Mute Soundproofing® to design and install an anti-reverberation solution for Eurasia Group’s headquarters. Clerkenwell, London – Acoustics.

Eurasia Group is the world’s leading political risk research and consulting company, helping clients to respond to instability and opportunities wherever they do business.

Mute’s application will improve the ambient acoustics inside their conference rooms, to facilitate clearer communication during meetings.

September 7th, 2012

Mute Soundproofing® to sound insulate the Samaritans counselling centre. Putney, London – Soundproofing.

Samaritans, an emotional support service for people in distress, has commissioned Mute to install a soundproofing system in one of their London counseling centres.

The Samaritans service is available 24 hours a day, primarily responding to phone calls and conducting face to face meetings. A sound insulated environment is essential to ensure privacy for people wishing to speak confidentially.

August 15th, 2012

Mute Soundproofing®, a London soundproofing and acoustics company, proud to qualify for Constructionline; the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants.

Constructionline saves time for both suppliers and buyers in the construction industry by keeping an up-to-date register of pre-qualified suppliers.

Constructionline ensures all suppliers are qualified to government standards and provides a national on-line database for buyers to search efficiently, without the hassle of analysing pre-qualification details.

June 6th, 2012

Mute Soundproofing®, a London soundproofing and acoustics company, features in the June 2012 issue of the Public Sector Build Journal (PSBJ).

PSBJ is a leading, modern, business-to-business, building specification publication aimed at the UK construction marketplace.

The article focuses on Mute’s projects within the public sector, in particular, works undertaken for schools, charities and councils. The feature also touches on Mute’s collaboration with Deafness Research UK and the promotion of hearing impairment awareness through education.

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May 22nd, 2012

Nickelodeon actions Mute Soundproofing® to undertake sound insulation works at their ‘Toons Studio’. Fitzrovia, London – Soundproofing.

Nickelodeon is an American children’s TV channel, producing hugely popular shows such as Spongebob Squarepants, Kung Fu Panda and Power Rangers. Mute has been contracted by Nickelodeon to design and install a sound-attenuating system for their London studios.

May 11th, 2012

Notting Hill Preparatory School instructs Mute Soundproofing® to sound insulate their music department practice rooms. Notting Hill, London – Soundproofing.

Notting Hill Prep. is an independent, co-educational school based in central London, for children between the ages of 5 and 13.

Currently the school is keen to reduce airborne sound transfer between their music department practice rooms (specifically via separating doors). Subsequently, Mute has been instructed to design and install a suitably sound insulated, double-door entry system.

May 6th, 2012

Deafness Research invites Mute Soundproofing®, a London soundproofing and acoustics company, to attend their charity reception at the BT Tower.

Mute is proud to support Deafness Research, a medical research charity dedicated to protecting hearing and preventing hearing damage from loud noise and other sources.

To offer your support for Deafness Research, follow the link:

May 2nd, 2012

Exposure contracts Mute Soundproofing® to undertake bespoke, anti-reverberation works at their European HQ. Fitzrovia, London – Acoustics.

Exposure is an international communications agency, producing campaigns for a range of global brands, including: Coca-Cola, Disney, Microsoft and Nike. Mute has been contracted by Exposure to design and install an echo-attenuating system for a number of their London meeting rooms.

Exposure is a style conscious enterprise, so, critical to the brief, is that the solution sits comfortably with the office aesthetic.

February 14th, 2012

Mute Soundproofing® to commence Phase 2 at King’s College London; following on from a successful Phase 1 in Spring 2011.

Mute has been re-commissioned by JISC, at King’s College London, to implement a custom-designed soundproofing system within executive meeting rooms. The project follows on from successful preliminary works, undertaken in the first half of 2011.

February 4th, 2012

Mute Soundproofing®, a London soundproofing and acoustics company, launches Mute Acoustic Furniture; introducing the ‘type-1′ and ‘type-2′ systems.

The type-1 system is designed specifically to reduce airborne sound transfer between dividing walls, whilst providing practical storage solutions for a range of applications and integrations.

The type-2 system is designed specifically to reduce echo in reverberant spaces, whilst providing practical storage solutions for a range of applications and integrations.

January 3rd, 2012

Mute Soundproofing® to commence Phase 2 at Kobalt Music Group; following on from a successful Phase 1 in Summer 2011.

In summer 2011 Mute, as part of a larger scheme of works, applied Cloudsorption panels to reduce reverberation in a number of conference rooms at the global music publisher’s UK headquarters. This installation proved to be highly successful. Consequently, Mute is scheduled to apply the same system to additional works spaces at the South London site.

December 4th, 2011

Mute Soundproofing®, a London soundproofing and acoustics company, set to launch a unique acoustic furniture concept; available from early 2012.

Mute Acoustic Furniture uniquely incorporates soundproofing and sound absorption elements, enabling clients, from all sectors, to commission precision-made furniture, which satisfies their soundproofing and/or sound absorption needs, together with their storage requirements, in a cost and space efficient form.

December 4th, 2011

Mute Soundproofing® to commence Phase 2 at Stitch Editing; following on from a successful Phase 1 in Spring 2011.

In spring 2011 Mute applied the Thin Wall System to sound insulate 2 of the 4 recording suites at the award-winning editing house. This installation proved to be highly successful. In the words of the company manager ‘…the soundproofing has made a significant improvement… So thank you very much, to you and your very professional team.’ In view of this, Mute is scheduled to apply the same system to the two remaining recording suites.

October 8th, 2011

Mute Soundproofing®, a London soundproofing and acoustics company, proud to collaborate with the Building Crafts College. Stratford, London.

The Building Crafts College, founded in 1893, is the official school of learning for the Worshipful Company of Carpenters; an ancient livery dating back to 1271. The BCC is based in Stratford, East London, the patron of which is HRH the Prince of Wales.

The Bench Joinery Diploma NVQ levels 2 & 3 are ‘work based’ qualifications, provided by The BCC. It is essential for students to produce a portfolio of work, completed in the work place, to gain these qualifications. Mute has joined forces with The BCC to offer students the opportunity to accumulate suitable work based evidence, within an appropriately supervised working environment.

October 4th, 2011

Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Disabled Children’s Team, work with Mute Soundproofing® to create a sound insulated ‘safe space’ for a family in the community. Hammersmith, London – Soundproofing.

The Disabled Children’s Team offers support to families requiring additional help to meet their children’s needs.

This particular project required Mute to acoustically insulate a ‘safe space’ for a young boy, within his home. The space protects the child from physical injury and allows him freedom of expression; enhancing his quality life, and that of his family and neighbours.

September 28th, 2011

Mute Soundproofing® completes noise control works at Essex University Performing Arts department. Loughton, Essex – Soundproofing.

Roding House is a new £1.3 million facility for the Performing Arts department at Essex University, providing students with ten rehearsal rooms and a sound recording studio.

Mute addressed sound transfer between two rehearsal rooms, by replacing existing single doors with Acoustic Door-Sets and installing Acoustic Door Seal Kits to the remaining double-doors.

September 25th, 2011

Kobalt Music Group contracts Mute Soundproofing® to reduce sound bleed and reverberation at their global headquarters. Southwark, London – Soundproofing and Acoustics.

Kobalt is an international music publisher, securing exclusive deals with a diversity of clients; Beck, Eminem, Pearl Jam, Band of Horses and Gary Numan, to mention just a few.

Mute employed the Thin Wall System (to reduce bleed from a central server room) and ceiling-suspended Cloudsorption panels (to reduce reverberation in meeting rooms).