There is nothing worse than hearing the noise of all car that gets past your home, or hearing to the neighbour’s stereo when you are trying on to read, or hearing “The Wiggles” from the children’s playroom when you desire to see the news. So here are 10 ways to reduce noise when planning a new home:
1. Hold windows on the noisy side of the house as small as possible to keep down the noise.
2. Get the outside of the home from thick materials like stone or brick veneering. They work on more in effect at cutting noise than flat, rigid materials like plaster, fibre cement table or steel cladding.
3. Suchlike possibility applies to the roofing materials. Light steel or metal tiles allow more noise to enter the home- especially rain- than more dense and heavy concrete tiles.
4. To reduce neighbour noise, walls are a must. The more solid or dense the better. Brick, concrete or thick heavy density foliation hedges work well.
5. Use laminated glass to reduce high frequency sound. For low frequency sound, tempered glass is the most good.
6. Use heavy lined drape to cover windows. Check that they cover the whole width of the window and go direct to the floor.
7. Carpet sucks a great deal of inner noise- especially in high thoroughfare areas like hallways. Instead, use area rugs or carpet runners.
8. Isolate secret wall cavities where you want to edit out sound transfer with a noise control blanket.
9. If using gypsum drywall linings concern to the producers instructions for noise control. There are ways of installing different wallboard heavinesses to reduce sound transference and they can vary depending on the brand and manufacturer.
10. Use upholstered furniture in your living room and bedrooms or wherever you want to reduce noise. Good timber or plastic furniture simply reflects sound, unlike the upholstered furniture which absorbs a great deal of noise.
To close, the only way to totally eradicate noise in your home is to motivate to the country and leave the children in the city! No really, by thinking ahead before you build a new home you can reduce the noise in your new home and make it a more unstrain and comfortable environs.
Author: Lauren ThompsonThis author has published 14 articles so far.