Acoustic Office Pods – The Ultimate Buying Guide

As offices around the UK adapt to the growing trend for open-plan office spaces, many are facing the same issue: noise disruption. Whether it’s a formal meeting amongst directors or a creative workshop from the marketing team, the lack of suitable areas for these group discussions can make it feel like the entire office is involved. So, what can you do? Well, as it happens, there is a simple solution that doesn’t require dropping that open-plan office design: acoustic office pods.

Perfect for optimising privacy and limiting noise disruption, acoustic office and meeting pods offer a host of benefits in a wide range of office environments. Whether you’re in the process of redesigning your office, looking to optimise your available space, or simply seeking a solution to a noisy workforce, office pods are ideal for creating a harmonious place of work.

Here’s our guide to everything you need to know about buying the right acoustic office pod for your workplace.

Freestanding office booth with glass sides

What is An Acoustic Office Pod?

Office pods are self-contained spaces where employees can work, chill, study, and brainstorm away from the office floor, and free from any distractions. Due to their versatility, functionality, and comfort, more businesses than ever are incorporating office and meeting room pods into their open-plan workplaces.

Essentially a room within a room, acoustic office pods come in all different shapes, sizes, colours, and styles. This means you can pick a design that will complement and enhance your existing office landscape. Providing a quiet, private area for workers in a wide range of industries, office pods are simple to set up, easy to move around, and can accommodate all budgets.

What Are The Advantages of an Acoustic Office Pod?

Found in many modern workplaces, office and meeting pods offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Maximising privacy
  • Tackling noise issues
  • Improving concentration and productivity
  • Lowering stress levels
  • Improving morale and wellbeing
  • Optimising confidentiality

Even better, the vast majority of office pods are affordable and simple to install.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the acoustic office pod options available.

Internal Office Pods

Internal office pods allow businesses to create new, dynamic working spaces without the need for construction work. From internal office pods through to soundproof office pods that come complete with high-quality modular systems, adapting your space to meet your business needs and day-to-day operations has never been easier.

The majority of internal office pods can be installed quickly and easily, with minimal disruption to office life. Offering an exceptional level of versatility, privacy, and acoustic performance, a meeting room pod can be positioned anywhere in the office and on any surface.

One of the main advantages of internal office pods is that they don’t require planning permission, making them a cost-effective and simple solution for creating additional workspaces or meeting rooms. And, because they don’t generally require wall fixings, they can be moved easily and assembled in lots of different spaces.

Meeting Room Pods

Whether you’re looking for two-person office pods, pods for three or four people, or pods that can host even more still, there are plenty of different designs, sizes, and models to choose from.

Serving many different purposes, acoustic meeting pods are great way to enhance the functionality of your office. They provide an inviting space for meetings, brainstorming, or simply getting away from the desk for an hour or two for a change of scenery.

Offering exceptional flexibility, the majority of modern meeting room pods come complete with connectivity, comfy seating, power outlets, and lighting, all built in.

An acoustic meeting pod for 4 people

Soundproof Office Pods

Soundproof office pods are ideal for creating dedicated quiet zones where your workforce can conduct meetings, interviews, training sessions, and conferences.

These office pods are designed to block out all external noise and distractions, allowing for a more focused and productive work environment. Alternatively, can also be used to keep sound contained, limiting the external impact of any meetings of discussions on the rest of an open-plan office space.

Office Pods for Teams

One of the main advantages of office pods is that they can be slotted into any space. They are also far more inviting and more comfortable than a traditional meeting room.

An increasing number of businesses are using acoustic office pods to create attractive and functional team areas where colleagues are encouraged to work, socialise, and meet together.

Great for creating a multi-purpose space, office pods for teams can also be used to create a quiet refuge or acoustic zone for a member of staff to work independently.

Curved office booth for multiple people

Office Booths, Phone Booths and Work Hubs

Office privacy pods (also known as acoustic office booths, phone booths, and work hubs) are great for creating private working booths for your workforce. Here they can work, make phone calls, and conduct video conferences in privacy. They are also ideal for limiting distractions and providing a base for independent working and learning.

Another advantage of office booths is that they can be easily relocated when required. This makes them an incredibly versatile working solution that can be adapted in response to your changing business needs.

An office phone booth

Why Choose BT Office for your Acoustic Office Pod?

Since forming in 1994, BT Office has become a leading UK office furniture supplier. We use our own fleet of vehicles and team of specialist fitters to ensure your modern, executive office furniture arrives in perfect condition and is installed by people who are familiar with the products. That includes our whole range of acoustic office pods, from our internal office pods through to all our phone booths and work hubs.

If you have any questions about any of our acoustic office pod solutions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Contact us on 0800 298 7033 or send an email to [email protected].