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21st December 2017

INTRODUCING… THE NEW VTEC SOFT PANEL SYSTEM

We recently completed a project in Goodman’s Field, in which we were able to showcase our impressive new soft panel system.

The key criteria for our client was to create a luxury look, with the addition of great acoustic performance. They also required a fire resistant solution and one that would be easy to install, we were able to meet all of these demands and are delighted with the finished result.



20th December 2016

All of our Creations start life as a flat sheet of 65% recycled plastic material – called Whisper. With the help of our expert Design team, that flat sheet can be cut and built into almost any free-standing or wall/ceiling hung three-dimensional object.

These objects are an effective acoustic absorber – reducing unwanted noise and reverberation from a space.

Got an idea for a Creation of your own? If you produce a design, Creatif proceed to manufacture it and the object gets implemented, this Creation will be named after you as the designer of the item.

Take a look at our Creations Christmas tree video below:

Click here to find out more.


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18th October 2016

In today’s age of open-plan, collaborative and co-working space, creating acoustically effective space is more of a challenge than ever before.

Whilst there are effective ways of dealing with the issue of unwanted noise and creating acoustically comfortable spaces, creating an environment that actually preserves speech privacy is another challenge. The most effective medium for this is Sound Masking.

In early November Creatif will be launching an innovative, effective and efficient Sound Masking solution that completes our range of acoustic solutions. Sound Masking from Creatif will provide privacy in space where confidentiality, extra productivity and/or increased acoustic comfort is needed.

How does Sound Masking work?

Sound Masking is the process of adding to an environment a low level of unobtrusive background sound, which is engineered to protect confidentiality and reduce distractions by lowering the intelligibility of speech. This in turn makes the acoustical environment more comfortable.

Whilst it may seem reverse logic, adding sound to a space actually makes the space feel quieter. It sounds counter-intuitive but it’s true. Imagine looking up at the stars…

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The stars shine brightly against the night sky. As dawn breaks, the stars appear to dim as the ambient light increases. The intensity of the starlight has not changed, but rather as the ambient light increases, it becomes more difficult to discern the light from the stars.

This works the same for human speech. As the ambient sound in the room increases, it become more challenging to discern an individual’s conversation from across the room. This inability to understand the conversation reduces distractions and increases the speaker’s speech privacy.

Likewise, implementing Sound Masking into and outside of boardrooms, meeting spaces and other areas required for confidential content creates an inability for occupiers outside the rooms to hear the sound within the rooms. Even in environments where flanking paths are present (these are always an acoustic weakness as allow the transfer of sound from room to room unhindered) Sound Masking is also very effective because transferred sound cannot penetrate the Sound Masking blanket.

In summary, Sound Masking is the most effective solution available for creating an environment that increases acoustic comfort and protects privacy.

To be the first to receive further information from Creatif on our unique Sound Masking proposition, please click here and we will be in touch.


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22nd September 2016

When trying to create impact in your spaces, ceilings are a great way to make a difference.

Vtec’s increasingly popular Supaslat range – Slatted Timber Ceilings and Walls – gives you fantastic design flexibility to achieve this. The range of designs that can be achieved is vast with many options to produce from, so Vtec have launched their Supaslat Configurator to simplify this.

Vtec’s Supaslat Configurator allows you to:

  • Build your ceiling in 5 simple steps
  • Create an instantly updating visual as you begin to build
  • Present your personalised choice to your client, backed up with visuals and an automatically generated specification, for a beautifully complete presentation!

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Visit Vtec at the Design Hub Clerkenwell to create, visualise and specify the perfect ceiling for your project. Alternatively…

Jump onto the Supaslat Configurator right now…!

When you call into Gee Street, take a moment to view the full scale installations of the fantastic Slatted Walls and Ceilings the Supaslat Configurator has helped produce!

If you have any questions, please contact Vtec Group or Supawood on 03307 00 00 30.