Reducing sound transmission / Guides

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...soundproofing batts in the interior partitions and for the mechanical room, we added soundproofing batts along with resilient channels and 2 layers of 5/8 drywall. More on soundproofing: Understanding sound transmission in buildings Controlling sound transmission in buildings Choosing Sound absorbing insulati...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...sound - sound traveling along parts of the building other than the common wall or floor. These are just some of the paths sound can take. They all combine to determine the total sound isolation between apartments. Direct and flanking sound transmission Flanking sound transmission can be very i...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...sound transmission in buildings is assessing the situation. What kind of noise is it? Noise in buildings is usually assigned to one of three classes: Airborne sound: Sound such as voices, TV or stereo sounds. The source does not strike or vibrate against the structure of the building. Structure-borne sound: Sou...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...sound transmission and cleaner air quality. This also means properties with greater rental or resale value . So that gives you an understanding of what the new BC Energy Step Code means for builders , and if you're wondering are better insulated houses worth the money? Read more here . To learn more about Vancouver...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...soundproofing Reducing sound transmission in buildings improves the quality of life for occupants and allows the construction of smaller homes while keeping privacy as a priority . Some are better than others at this, a lot of it has to do with the mass of the product, so things like EPS, XPS and Polyiso rigid insula...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...soundproofing. Insulation batts are not rated for soundproofing, but still outperform most other materials for sound reduction. Be sure to get the right product for the right application. Rock wool in interior walls reduces sound between rooms and floors, as well as offering fire protection. Below grade dur...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...reducing sound transmission and stopping the infiltration of air, insects and rodents - as well as being durable for tornados, hurricanes & forest fires. The thermal performance of ICFs (R Value) is reasonable but not a high end performer unless blocks with thicker foam are used or additional insulation is added to t...