Airborne Sound Explained

When building, converting, or generally making improvements to a building, sound insulation is a consideration that cannot be overlooked. There are two main types of sound which are under scrutiny when it comes to construction and sound insulation, airborne sound and structure-borne (impact) sound. This article is designed to help you understand in greater detail what airborne sound is, what causes it, and how it can be reduced.

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What Is Sound Insulation Testing?

Sound Insulation Testing Engineer using Sound Insulation Testing Equipment

Put simply, Sound Insulation Testing is a test carried out to check the sound insulation performance of certain elements of a building. Part E of the Building Regulations require that when any new or converted building results in two adjoining dwellings being separated by party (shared) walls or floors, they must be tested to ensure they are sufficiently insulated to avoid excess noise passing between them. 

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How to Soundproof a Room

Rooms in houses and other properties may need soundproofing for a range of different reasons, whether to stop the noise leaving a room or to block it from coming in, as sound can affect people in various different ways. However, when it is unwanted, it can be distracting and disruptive to people’s everyday lives, such is the importance of tranquillity on living and work spaces.

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