Many factors affect noise levels in today’s modern house:
- The trend towards lighter construction materials
- Open plan living
- Medium density construction
- Popularity of hard tile or timber floors
- More powerful entertainment systems
- Kids living at home for longer.
The trend toward open living spaces, home theatres and working from home are examples of how controlling noise in the home is important, it can really affect liveability. If you’ve ever lived in a home where you can hear all the noise from the kids bedrooms while you’re trying to get some sleep, or noise from the home theatre room disrupting peace and quiet of the home office, then you will recognise how important it is to use acoustic insulation to control internal household noise.
Keep your home comfortable by reducing unwanted external and internal noise with acoustic insulation.
Acoustic insulation is a dense insulation that can absorb sound power and therefore reduce noise transfer between rooms. It is a good idea to include acoustic insulation in the internal walls around noisy rooms such as laundries, bathrooms, home theatres and playrooms, but also include them around rooms that you want to create quiet zones such as the study or bedrooms. Acoustic insulation can be used in the mid floor of two storey homes to reduce the noises from upstairs coming downstairs and vice versa. For a lot of homes you only have one chance to include acoustic insulation and that’s at the time of construction.