First choice for intelligent noise management

Internationally endorsed and certified, Echo Barrier is the first choice for responsible operators who prioritise both performance and sustainability. Echo Barrier’s patented acoustic technology is the key to intelligent, cost-effective noise management for a multitude of short-term and long-term projects:

 

The Echo Barrier Story

Echo Barrier was founded by acoustics expert Peter Wilson, BSc, MSc. Drawing on more than 30 years’ experience in acoustic engineering, Peter addressed the challenges of noise pollution caused by worksites and live events.
Echo Barrier’s innovative noise management products, built around a hi-tech composite, came onto the market in 2010. Since then, offering an unbeatable combination of performance and practicality, Echo Barrier has been successful in improving life for operatives in the field and for local communities around the world.

The company has gone from strength to strength, securing major contracts in such fields as construction, road & rail, power, oil & gas, mining and events. High-profile projects have included the One World Trade Center in New York, London 2012 Olympics and the Sydney Light Railway.
Echo Barrier continues to research and innovate, furthering its commitment to combating noise pollution – and to enhancing the sustainability of projects and businesses – through the practical application of acoustic technology.

HISTORY TIMELINE

2010
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
  • 2010   World’s highest-performing portable acoustic barrier hits the market

    Acoustics expert Peter Wilson introduces a new type of acoustic barrier to the market.

  • 2012   World-class

    Contractors undertaking building projects for the London 2012 Summer Olympics use Echo Barrier’s products for noise management.

  • 2013   Major wins

    Echo Barrier secures large-scale contracts with such major clients as Balfour Beatty and London Underground.

  • 2014   From strength to strength

    • Echo Barrier’s H3 range and H20 acoustic enclosures are launched and the company opens new offices in response to growing demand.
    • Following stringent testing, Echo Barrier’s products are officially classified as waterproof, cold-resistant and fire-resistant.
    • Echo Barrier receives a 5-star rating from the Carbon Trust.

  • 2015   ‘Supplier of the Year’

    • Echo Barrier is named 'Supplier of the Year' at the annual Builder and Engineer Awards.
    • Echo Barrier opens further new offices to meet market demand in Australia, the United States, Dubai and Europe.

  • 2016   Landmark deal

    • Echo Barrier signs a landmark deal with US giant United Rentals.
    • The Echo H3 panel, which contains a new type of sound-absorbing core, can attenuate noise by up to 30db.
    • Echo Barrier introduces the new and improved H20 acoustic enclosure.
    • The H2, PB3, SG3 and H3 ranges pass stringent MIRA wind tests.
    • Echo Barrier moves to a new and larger HQ in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.

  • 2017   Further expansion and a new range of barriers

    • Echo Barrier have continued to grow with further expansion into the US
    • A new range of barriers and enclosures are launched to expand and approve options for contractors

“The team puts innovation and performance in the field at the heart of everything we do. We’re constantly developing new ways to improve noise control so that our customers can be confident our products really work.”

Peter Wilson, Technical Director, Echo Barrier

Through a rigorous process of research and development, Echo Barrier applies acoustic science, innovative technology and practical thinking to create durable, sustainable high-quality products that offer world-leading performance and represent a sound business investment. Read more

Service & technical support

Our experienced team know our portfolio of products inside out, having tested them extensively to make sure they give you the best results possible. We’re available on the phone 24/7, or will come out to visit you on-site. We’ll talk you through the best way to position, install and take down our barriers, to ensure you get optimum performance.

Health and the environment

By enabling intelligent noise management, Echo Barrier plays an increasingly important role in protecting the health and well-being of operatives and communities.

As the World Health Organization wrote in 2011: “Noise pollution is considered not only an environmental nuisance but also a threat to public health.” It is estimated that more than 30% of the population is regularly exposed to noise that has a negative impact on well-being, with stress and cardio-vascular disease among the associated risks.

Echo Barrier also takes its environmental responsibilities seriously, manufacturing products that contain no hazardous substances and which make substantial use of recycled materials.

Waste is minimised through Echo Barrier’s buy-back scheme: any acoustic panels that are returned at the end of their life are sent for recycling or disposal in accordance with strict guidelines from the Carbon Trust.

Echo Barrier has been awarded a 5-star rating for its carbon footprint and is well on track for the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.