There is nothing worse than finding the noise of every car that gets past your home, or listening to the neighbour’s stereo when you are trying to read, or hearing The Wiggles from the childrens playroom when you wishing to watch 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 edit out the noise.
2.Make the exterior of the home from rich stuffs like stone or brick veneering. They work more effectively at cutting noise than flat, rigid stuffs like plaster, fibre cement table or steel cladding.
3.Like theory applies to the roofing materials. Lightweight steel or metal tiles allow more noise to enter the home- especially rain- than more massive and heavy concrete tiles.
4.To reduce neighbour noise, fences in 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 impressive.
6.Use heavy lined drape to cover windows. See that they cover the whole width of the window and go direct to the floor.
7.Carpet plunges a great deal of interior noise- especially in high thoroughfare areas like hallways. Instead, use area rugs or carpet runners.
8.Insulate secret wall cavities where you want to edit out sound transfer with a noise control blanket.
9.If using gypsum wallboard linings touch on to the manufacturers directions 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. Great timber or plastic furniture simply reflects sound, unlike the upholstered furniture which absorbs a great deal of noise.
To conclude, the only way to totally eliminate noise in your home is to go to the country and leave the children in the city! No really, by thinking in front before you build a new home you can reduce the noise in your new home and make it a more loosening up and prosperous surround.
Author: Lauren ThompsonThis author has published 14 articles so far.