Acoustic Phone Booths


It was nearly a 100 years ago since the first telephone box or booth in High Holborn, London was installed. The red phone box became an iconic symbol of London and the UK, but since the late 1990's due to the boom of mobile phones, the number of phone boxes has declined sharply. There has however been a resurgence of the humble phonebox throughout modern offices as the need for privacy and noise reduction, whilst making calls still needs to be addressed. Acoustic phone booths now offer and encourage users to make calls or video conference calls in comfort and in private without disturbing others. The fully enclosed Acoustic phone booths or boxes are lined with acoustic panels and can be supplied with up to date accessories such as whiteboards, USB chargers, air circulation systems to make your call or video conference more comfortable.  

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Many American airports and cities in the 1970's adopted an open phone kiosk which was actually intended to discourage lengthy calls in high demand and busy areas. The Acoustic Phone booths and boxes that now feature in many offices and commercial spaces take influences from these original designs and there are variations of this acoustic solutions available.

The closed phone box is designed to completely house the caller offering complete privacy and call confidentiality. These units are usually fitted  with a hinged or sliding toughened door and can be built to order with optional extras such as monitor screens for Skype calls, power modules, USB chargers, whiteboards, and air circulation. These units often do not feature a base and stands directly on the floor, making it safe, quick and easy to install and relocate.  

We can also supply a more open Phone Booth unit which is 'pod like' and allows the user easy access whilst still being cocooned acoustically by high sides and acoustically treated panels. The open booths would not feature the optional extras that are available with the fully enclosed Acoustic Phone Box. These Phone Booths are usually adaptations of meeting pod units as the materials are made up of thick panels and acoustic treated fabrics. 

Then there are the Acoustic Phone Hoods which replicate the American Phone Kiosks which allow the user some degree of privacy but they would still be exposed to external noise, these type of booths are usually in walkways and are fixed to the wall. These booths often feature shelf units and pen holders in order to facilitate taking notes or memos during your call. 

In summary, we have you covered if you require an Acoustic Phone Box, Phone Booth or Phone Hood for your office or commercial premises. Please also remember that due to 'build to order' specification on almost all Acoustic Phone Booths we can build or customize your booth to your requirements.

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