Acoustic Insulation

Insulation Easy provides acoustic insulation supplies for wall and others at home. Check out this page to see our acoustic or sound insulation products.

Acoustic Insulation generally refers to insulation products designed to create more control over noise levels within residential homes and commercial buildings.

In today’s world, unwanted noise is becoming more of an issue, and not just from comfort. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), noise pollution can severely affect your mental and physical health.

Current trends in building construction techniques and modern open plan home design, coupled with the increased power of entertainment systems, have made acoustic Insulation’s inclusion control noise more essential.

Ask anyone that has ever lived in a noisy home where you can hear all the noise from the kid’s bedrooms while you’re trying to sleep, or noise from the home theatre room is disrupting peace while trying to work. You will understand just how vital acoustic Insulation is.

It is best considered and built into the home or office at the time of construction of the house or building. The costs of optimally acoustically insulating a building as a percentage of the building cost during construction are minimal. Still, the impact on comfort and liveability are considerable. Post-construction options are much limited and much less effective, plus the prices are way much more.

The acoustic insulation products are characteristically dense to either absorb sound waves or prevent transmission of sound waves and transfer noise from one room to another. 

Acoustic Insulation for new construction:

Internal walls – It is advisable to include soundproofing insulation in inner walls around noisy areas, for instance, home theatres, bedrooms, etc. and around specific rooms like a home office or studies or bedrooms that you want to consider as particular quiet areas.

External walls will generally have thermal Insulation already, which will provide some measures of acoustic insulating effect. However, we advise you to increase the density of exterior walls Insulation for buildings where it is more likely to be high levels of external noise, such as near backing onto main roads, airports, proximity to neighboring properties, etc.

Between floors – for multi-level homes, multi-residential apartment, or office buildings, it is recommended to use acoustic Insulation between the feet to minimize noise transferred from above to below and vice versa.

Pipe lagging – another critical area that is often missed is the lagging of pipes. The waste pipes and water pipes that run through ceiling spaces or floors in multi-story buildings can emit considerable noise, which could be noticed for people living there. The proper lagging Insulation of pipes will minimize this.

 

Acoustics Insulation for existing homes:

Acoustic Insulation tends to be a bigger problem in older homes because older construction trends that put less importance on controlling noise and the options to remedy noise issues in an existing home are generally quite expensive.

However, all is not lost. Even though installing acoustic Insulation into older homes will generally require the removal of plasterboard facings from walls, with thoughtful planning, the improvements can be very significant and effectively increase the comfort and liveability of your home. Additionally, the costs will likely be far less than the costs of selling the house and moving.

Depending on the nature of the noise problem being experienced, it is also possible to provide a significant measure of noise control in various ways:

  • by installing ceiling insulation into a ceiling cavity if none exists
  • by installing floor insulation to soften foot traffic & transfer between levels
  • by installing external mounted acoustic absorbers

Suppose you are experiencing high levels of unwanted external or internal noise within your existing home or office. In that case, we recommend consulting an acoustic expert in conjunction with a builder to define your choices and the best course of action for you to take.

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