Archive Monthly Archives: September 2023

A Dispute Over Sound Attenuation Of Party Wall

Party wall in semidetached house

My recent client owns a semi-detached house, he was renovating it. The renovation was almost completed when I was hired to assess the sound attenuation of the party wall.

The client’s neighbour, on the other side of the party wall, was unhappy with the renovation next door.

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Noise Problems In New Homes

Noise issues in new homes

Recent design trends in modern homes, such as open-concept layouts, large windows, hardwood flooring, glass stair railings, and granite countertops, cause noise problems in new homes. Open concepts have increased noise transmission and reverberation within and outside the homes.

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