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20 articles on wood technical doors and some projects where they are installed

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Today we bring you a compilation of the last 20 articles on wood technical doors that we have published in our blog and some projects where they are installed. Here you will find technical information, examples and some inspiration for future projects.   Information - Articles on wood technical doors   1.- In which cases do we manufacture made-to-measure wood doors? 2.- 6 commitments you should demand from your supplier when buying wood doors 3.- Anti-pinch doors for schools and kindergartens 4.- Soundproofing in doors: models and acoustic performance 5.- 5 places in your office where to show your love of wood 6.- How to choose interior doors for schools: 2 projects 7.- Do coloured lacquered technical doors exist? What are the possibilities? 8.- Elements included in the standard kits for Spigodoor laminated HPL technical doors 9.- Spigodoor door edge and interior options 10.- What are flush doors or integrated doors? Why are they liked so much? 11.- New trends in office design: Open Space, better acoustics and more wood 12.- Four advantages of Spigodoor wood doors for interiors 13.- Finishing options for wood fire doors 14.- The most popular doors for sports centres     Projects - Articles on wood technical doors 15.- Doors, wood panelling and phenolic cabins for La Atalaya toy library 16.- Example of a project for the renovation and refurbishment of an entrance foyer in Logroño (La Rioja, Spain) 17.- Bespoke doors for Gonzalo Sánchez Casa Notarías offices 18.- Project in wood and winery technical doors for Bodegas Piérola and Hotel FyA 19.- Fitted acoustic panels. The case of Bodegas Barón de Ley 20.- Veneer and technical doors at the new Logroño Nursing School      

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6 commitments you should demand from your supplier when buying wood doors

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The timing of buying wood doors for a project is critical. The usability of the building, the durability of the work, and the reputation of architects and builders is at stake. There is no item that is used more often in a building than the doors. Everyone will pass through, or even touch, one of them at some point. Doors are undoubtedly one of the connections between people and buildings and a great source of perception of the quality of buildings. If you are an architect, builder or decorator and you have to decide from which supplier to order your next wood doors, both standard doors and technical doors (fire doors, acoustic doors, etc.), keep these requirements in mind: 1 . Advice and personalized treatment : For Spigogroup, each project is unique and must be studied and attended to individually. 2 . You must be a capability of manufacturing custom doors: We are manufacturers and we can do that and cater to your needs, helping to maintain the aesthetic line foreseen in your project. 3 . Nimble manufacturing processes: At Spigogroup we attend to improvements, modifications and small quantity orders. 4 . Highly-flexible lead times: With the express delivery service of Spigodoor technical doors we can deliver the material in a few days to any point of the Iberian peninsula. 5 . Adaptability to new trends: Spigodoor offers you the best designs and the widest range of finishes. 6 . Quality assurance: Spigogroup means assured quality in the wood and the components used, in the manufacturing processes and in customer service.       If you liked this post about buying wood doors, you may also be interested in:   - Anti-pinch doors for schools and kindergartens - Sanitary cubicles for toilets, changing rooms and showers and cleaning and disinfection protocols - How to choose interior doors for schools: 2 projects - Do coloured lacquered technical doors exist? What are the possibilities?

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What is the Lombard Effect or Lombard Reflex?

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The Lombard Effect, also called the Lombard Reflex, is the involuntary tendency to increase the volume of the voice to make ourselves better understood when we are in a noisy place or with unclear acoustics. It was discovered in 1909 by the French ENT specialist Étienne Lombard and it is the reason why we find ourselves hoarse after a concert or a night out at a discotheque; a consequence of trying to make ourselves understood by shouting in noisy environment. We also suffer from this in very crowded restaurants with bad acoustics, where reverberation prevents effective communication with the people closest to us, which makes us raise our volume, forcing our voice and also contributing to the increasing sound nuisance. And it is the main reason why teachers scold their students in class: "Everyone shut up now, I can't understand your schoolmate!” This disorder in our way of communicating not only affects the volume, but also the tone and frequency, and causes us to pronounce words longer, with more emphasis on the pronunciation of vowels. Studies reveal that this does not only happen to humans. Frogs and birds in noisy environments have been found to respectively croak and chirp louder. The way to prevent the Lombard Effect is to achieve clear sound environments where the volume and sound quality are appropriate for conversation. In hotels, restaurants, classrooms and offices it is essential to ensure proper acoustic conditioning. This can be achieved with the strategic placement of sound-absorbent acoustic panels, which mitigate those sound alterations that prevent acoustic comfort.   If you liked this post about Lombard Effect, also called the Lombard Reflex, you may also be interested in:   - Office acoustics and work performance - Acoustic panels for supermarkets, malls and shopping centres - 5 Reasons to choose to install acoustic panels - What is soundproofing? What is acoustic conditioning? Is it the same?    

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Acoustics in schools and speech clarity

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Building professionals are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of acoustics in schools. Universities, institutes, academies, schools and even kindergartens are not just any buildings. The fruits of the work that will take place in them will have repercussions on hundreds of people and society as a whole and for decades to come. It is the power of education, and it is a great responsibility to deliver it in an environment of comfort that is conducive to learning. A classroom should be acoustically comfortable without, however, sacrificing a warm and welcoming aesthetic that invites you to stay and listen. If the acoustics are poor, it is not only annoying, but it also affects school performance, as the students do not understand the teacher's explanations well. In response to this, the teacher tends to raise the volume of his or her voice, causing more noise and distraction. This situation can lead to a significant deficit in the development of students' reading and comprehension skills. This happens because, when a teacher speaks to the students in a classroom, the sound can bounce off the ceiling and walls, causing acoustic distortions, small echoes and reverberation. To ensure clarity of speech, these effects must be counteracted with specific acoustic conditioning solutions that absorb sound in a controlled manner. Spigogroup has different solutions to improve acoustics in schools through sound-absorbent panels made of wood that ensure the acoustic comfort of a classroom while providing a warm, elegant look.   SEE SPIGOACUSTIC CATALOGUE SEE SPIGOTEC CATALOGUE SEE SPIGOLINECATALOGUE     If you liked this post about acoustics in schools, you may also be interested in:   - Office acoustics and work performance - Sustainable wood cladding, more than just a fad - Office ceiling tiles: wood and sound-absorbent is better - Acoustics in coworking spaces    

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