First choice for intelligent noise management

Responsible operators who demand sustainibility without sacrificing performance choose Echo Barrier. Our acoustic technology provides smart, cost-effective noise control solutions for a wide variety of projects.

 

Our story

Echo Barrier was founded by Peter Wilson, an acoustics expert with over 30 years direct experience in acoustic engineering. Peter had seen first hand the problems caused by noise pollution, and understood that fresh solutions were needed to improve conditions at both worksites and live events.
With a pioneering approach and deep commitment to innovation and R&D he launched his temporary acoustic barriers in 2010, and the subsequent pick-up from the market has proved remarkable. Echo Barrier have been improving conditions for manpower and communities ever since.

Echo Barrier's commitment to quality made us an industry leader, with contacts in fields such as construction, roadwork, rail, energy, power, mining, and event planning.
Echo Barrier products were used in the construction of One World Trade Center in New York, the London 2012 Olympics, and the Sydney Light Railway.
At Echo Barrier we strive for constant innovation. We aim to lead the world at combating noise pollution while maintaining our commitment to sustainability.

HISTORY TIMELINE

2010
2011
2012
2014
2015
2016
2017
  • 2010   Echo Barrier is born and the world’s market leading noise control solution is launched

    Acoustics expert Peter Wilson introduces his new acoustic barriers to the market.
    They’ve been helping construction, rail and live events companies, and local authorities cut noise pollution all around the world ever since.

  • 2011   Success in the 'Noise Oscars'

    Echo Barrier win great acclaim from the Noise Abatement Society with a John Connell award commendation.
    The company moves into its HQ in Sudbury, Suffolk, UK.

  • 2012   A gold medal performance

    Echo Barrier sound control solutions selected by contractors building projects for the London 2012 Olympics.

  • 2014   Further innovation

    The new Echo H3 barriers and H20 acoustic enclosures are launched.
    Unprecedented demand sees the company opening new offices.
    Official classification of our products as waterproof, cold-resistant and fire-resistant, after passing tough standards.
    The company receives a 5-star rating from the Carbon Trust.

  • 2015   ‘Supplier of the Year!’

    Echo Barrier wins the acclaimed Supplier of the Year award at the Builder and Engineer awards, and international expansion continues with offices opened in USA, Abu Dhabi and across Europe.
    Innovating once more, the world’s first transparent sound barrier is launched—Echo ST.

  • 2016   Echo Barrier wins landmark deal with US giant United Rentals

    Performance and innovation march hand in hand.
    The Echo H3 barrier gets a new sound-damping core, and now reduces noise by up to 30db.
    The company introduces the new and improved H20 acoustic enclosure.
    The H2, PB3, SG3 and H3 barriers pass stringent MIRA wind tests.
    Echo Barrier signs a landmark deal with United Rentals.
    With success increasing fast Echo Barrier move to new larger premises in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.

  • 2017   Further expansion and a new range of barriers

    Echo Barrier continues to grow and expand in the US
    Echo Barrier launches a new range of barrier and enclosures, expanding and improving options for contractors

The team puts innovation and on-site performance 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

We’ve needed a meticulous approach, rigorous testing, and an overall commitment to quality design to establish the world’s best temporary noise control solutions. That is how our team innovate continually, creating best-in-class products that keep pushing the envelope further—we’ve moved transmission loss and acoustic absorption forward.
We believe in excellence in the lab and in the field, creating products that endure and perform in the toughest conditions. Hand-finished, high-spec, weather and waterproof. Excellence is our watchword. Read more

Service & technical support

Our experts have a deep and thorough understanding of our products. Our barriers are tested extensively to enure they deliver maximum performance. If you need our input, you can call us on our 24/7 phone lines or we can visit your work site. We'll work with you to figure out the best ways to assemble, deploy, and take down our barriers.

We are committed to protecting the environment

Echo Barrier stops noise pollution, helping protect workers and local communities.
We take noise pollution seriously. According to the World Health Organization, "noise pollution is considered not only an environmental nuisance, but a threat to public health". Noise pollution poses a threat for more than 30% of the world's population. Noise pollution isn't just an inconvenience; too much exposure to loud noise increases stress and can contribute to cardiovascular disease.
Echo Barrier is committed to protecting the environment. We use recycled materials when possible and never use hazardous sunstances in our products.
We minimize waste by allowing customers to return used barriers to us to be recycled or disposed of according to Carbon Trust guidelines.
Echo Barrier has a 5-star rating from the Carbon Trust for our carbon footprint. We're also on track to meet the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.