Sound insulation / Guides

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...sound. In the diagram below, a D indicates direct sound - sound coming through the common wall or floor. An F indicates flanking sound - sound traveling al...

Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...soundproofing: Understanding sound transmission in buildings Controlling sound transmission in buildings Roxul safe n' sound batts CGC Sheetrock® Brand Firecode...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...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: ...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications

...insulation, or specifically designed for soundproofing. Insulation batts are not rated for soundproofing, but still outperform most other materials for sound re...

Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada

...insulation products available through Nature Fibres: Flexible and compressible insulation batts; masonry blocks; semi-rigid soundproofing panel...

North Park Passive House Vancouver Island
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island

...sound transfer between suites . Mineral wool acoustical insulation was used between floors in conjunction with concrete floor topping, plus resilient strips and...

Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

...sound too good to be true usually are. If paint insulated walls then why not forgo insulation all together and just put about 3 coats and call it a day? Or 5 co...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Radiant heat in a slab-on-grade floor - video

...insulation below a concrete floor to eliminate the need for heating it. We have been on the fence about this and leaned to both sides at different times, but it...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...insulation can be a superior product to commonly used batt insulation, but somehow it has developed a bad reputation in Canada. Cellulose Fibre Insulation (CFI)...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...insulation and air tightness. Standard heating is by way of an electric radiator, which is a highly efficient way to heat a small, independent and highly in...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...sound financial investment on behalf of governments, and we happen to get home upgrades in the process. And how about our carbon emission targets? There's anoth...

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