Suspended Acoustic Clouds

Our acoustic sound clouds first came to prominence in the spring of 2012, in a mock Dragons Den feature on BBC Countryfile.

These beautiful, highly effective absorbers now adorn ceilings up and down the UK and across mainland Europe.

Our acoustic sound clouds and other ceiling suspended options, absorb sound across their entire surface area, making them exceptionally good value for money.

Each and every sound cloud is made here in our Somerset workshop and individually inspected before being packaged.

Technical Information



To order any of our products, or if you have any questions, please call us on 01823 400321. You can also email


Woolly Shepherd ceiling suspended sound clouds are a unique acoustic absorber made entirely from natural fibres (100% UK sheep’s wool and compressed, waste, wood fibre).

The vast majority of the cloud is made from sheep’s wool, but the core of the cloud is a compressed wood fibre board. This helps to provide structural support and an improved lower frequency performance.

The acoustic performance of the clouds and all other Woolly Shepherd absorbers is measured in a reverberation chamber at ISVR Southampton.

In order to ensure that the stated performance our acoustic sound clouds can be relied upon and compared fairly with other acoustic absorbers, the testing is carried out in accordance with BS EN ISO 354: 2003 ‘Acoustics Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room’.

The results of this testing can be seen here

As a consequence of their irregular shape, the clouds are tested and reported as a value (absorption coefficient) per item rather than the more normal reporting of absorption per square meter of material. This simply means that the clouds are reported as a value equivalent to Xm2 of a 100% absorber.

Standard clouds are offered in three natural wool colours, but if you really do feel that these colours are not to your taste we can offer a dyeing service, but this will impact on both price and lead times.

We have been producing acoustic clouds since 2012 and even though we now produce a variety of other absorbers, the clouds still remain our best selling product.

Additional information

Natural Colours

Clotted Cream, Heather Grey or Dove Grey

Optional Dyed Colours:

Red, Golden Yellow, Chocolate, Violet, Emerald, Pink, Sky Blue, Burgundy

Approx Dimensions:

105cm x 64cm x 10cm

Approx Weight:

5 – 5.5kg


Euroclass fire rated (BS EN ISO 11925-2: 2010) Class E


All products are priced according to quantity and frequency of purchase. If you would like a quotation, please call or email us.


Applied, at our discretion, in line with quantities purchased.


Clouds are supplied complete with all fixings and are designed to be hung at 250mm from the ceiling. Taking the depth of the cloud into account and the fixings, the cloud will lower the height of your ceiling by approx. 440mm.
All wool components are treated against moth with a chemical called Eulan SPA (approved under the Oekotex 100 certification of textiles). Our suppliers assure us that this process protects the wool for the lifetime of the fibres.