Residential home soundproofing / Guides

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...soundproofing. According to the architects’ calculations, the use of wood in the project prevented the emission of over 310 tons of carbon in comparison to other materials. Wood: underutilized and over-exploited: There is a lot of potential for increasing the amount of wood used in both residential and non-resident...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...soundproofing panels; semi-rigid decorative and soundproofing panels; felts for subfloor insulation. 5.5 " batts for a standard 2x6 wall currently cost $1.90 per square foot and 3.5" batts for 2x4 stud bays cost $1.35 per square foot. "Our prices per square foot fall right between the cost of mineral wool and p...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...home Note: 1 perm and 60 ng are U.S. and Canadian equivalent rates of permeability, below that rate of permeability classifies a material as a type II vapour retarder, suitable for residential construction. Also, rather regrettably for traditionally produced XPS, the hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs) most commonly used ...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...home. The amount of noise you hear in your home depends on the amount of noise your neighbour makes, the sound-transmitting properties of the building, and the level of background noise present in your own home. All three factors are important. For example: a quiet neighbour may make you think you have good sound...