Category Archives for Soundproofing

Hushframe Raft attachment – why?

Hushframe resilient clip raft

Sound energy passing through the wall is significantly decreased. When sound (vibrations in the air) impact on one side of the wall, the air pressure variations induce vibration on the wall. 

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Sound Blocking vs. Sound Absorption: What’s the Difference?

Sound absorption is not sound blocking

I often find myself explaining this question to my clients. Many people confuse these two terms, or do not understand their meaning.  Confusing information is also propagated on the Internet, an example is here.

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How to Select a Soundproofing Contractor

Soundproofing Contractor

There is new interest by public in soundproofing.  As more people work from home, they cause more noise during daytime, when other people also working from home can hear it, and be disturbed. Selecting a soundproofing contractor can be difficult.

New awareness of soundproofing

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How to Increase Sound Resistance of a Wall

Sound resistance data in NBC

People often ask me how to improve soundproofing of an existing wall, how to increase sound resistance of a wall.  Well, it depends on the assembly of the wall as is.  In this article I will provide numerous examples.

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Can I Soundproof My Bedroom?

bedroom soundproofing

Yes, you can soundproof your bedroom, but the effort for doing it depends on several factors.

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Speech Privacy For Professional Counsellors

Therapists, professional counselors

There are many counselling service professionals (professional counsellors, therapists) that need speech privacy in their offices (examination rooms):

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Misleading Green Glue Information

Green Glue & SilentFX

Many people look for solutions to soundproofing problems online, hoping to be able to resolve their problem themselves, without hiring an expert.  This is often difficult, because there are may cases of misleading information published online by soundproofing product manufacturers, such as Green Glue. On the other hand, SilentFX provides good information.

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Six Soundproofing Myths Promoted by a Celebrity Contractor

soundproofing myth,. soundproofing contractor

Mike Holmes is one of Canada’s most respected contractors and TV personalities. He is known by the slogan “Make it right”. I am a fan of his, he really knows renovations and he describes his approach well in his book. He is not a soundproofing contractor, yet, he promotes soundproofing myths.

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Dubious Soundproofing Advice on You Tube

Soundproofing instructions

You Tube provides a huge source of advice videos on any topic, including soundproofing.  The videos you can find are of varied quality, from dubious or ridiculous, to good.  Often it is difficult to recognize the difference.

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