Category Archives for Soundproofing

Can Soundproofing Be Tested?

Acoustical testing

The short answer is "yes", a longer answer is "it depends". Factors involved in decision about sound attenuation test or any acoustical testing are outlined in this article.

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How to Soundproof a Door

Soundproof a door

Doors are an important part of any wall assembly, exterior or interior. Doors are also typically the acoustically weakest part of a wall partition and the question how to soundproof a door is often asked.

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Condominium Noise Complaints – Buyers Beware.

condominium noise complaints

People who have lived in apartments or condominiums are familiar with noise created by other occupants of the building and likely have experience with condominium noise complaints. However, homeowners downsizing from houses to condominiums are often surprised by noise that they did not experience while living in a detached house.

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What Home Buyers Should Know About Sound Insulation

soundproof a house

Whether you are building a new house, or are looking to buy a new house or a resale house, you need to know few things about sound insulation and soundproofing. This knowledge can spare you of future headaches (literally) after you move into your new house.

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Soundproofing and Carbon Emissions Reduction Go Hand in Hand

Acoustical engineer can help improve soundproofing and reduce emissions

The effort to meet new carbon emission goals includes reducing thermal losses from buildings. Retrofit effort to improve thermal insulation is a perfect opportunity, with the help of an acoustical engineer, to also improve soundproofing for acoustically sensitive spaces, with very little additional cost.

UN climate change Summit (COP 21) in Paris was completed on 7-8 December 2015. 196 countries had gathered to decide whether or not to commit to a low carbon future in a legally binding way.

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How to Soundproof a Wall in a Semi-Detached House.

Quality townhouse soundproofing

This article is written for an owner of a semi-detached house, a semi-detached home, a townhouse or a row house, who is bothered by a noisy next door neighbour. The article explains how to soundproof a wall, the party (demising) wall between neighbours. You do not need to keep suffering; your problem can be fixed.

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Soundproofing Company – The Specialist in Noise Control

Soundproofing company

The vast majority of builders and general contractors do not have the specialized knowledge required for soundproofing (sometimes also called noise proofing) to be done properly. An acoustics consultant should guide a specialized soundproofing company to make sure the job gets done right.

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Three Myths about Soundproofing a Room

Myths how to soundproof a room

The Internet is full of myths, rumors and legends about many subjects, including soundproofing. Allow me to present three examples of misconceptions how to soundproof a room. Soundproofing a room should not be based on Internet rumors, but on solid scientific evidence.

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Soundproofing and Fireproofing Synergy.

Fireproofing and Soundproofing Synergy

Surprisingly, there is synergy between two disparate building design disciplines, soundproofing (also called noise proofing) and fireproofing. In most situations, architects and builders can achieve cost and performance benefits if they consider both soundproofing and fireproofing design objectives.

Both design disciplines are separate and have their own unique design details and require different expertise. However, there are recognizable similarities that can be used to effectively meeting the design objectives for both soundproofing and fireproofing. What are the similarities?

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Architectural Acoustics Consultant?! Who is He?

Architectural acoustics consultant for home theatre

An architectural acoustics, or building acoustics consultant, is the specialist who knows soundproofing.  First, let me explain what soundproofing is. The dictionary definition is: "impervious to sound; to cause to be soundproof". I think this definition is somewhat circular.

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