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Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

...alled 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...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

...ay not hear your neighbour (but he may hear you!!) Finally, the degree of annoyance is a personal reaction and some people are more easily annoyed than othe...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...ace: Being close to parks and water ways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery ...

Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...above grade on a slab can be a much cheaper starting place than a basement, and leads to a more comfortable and durable home. For greater details check out some...

Real estate

Real estate

...ace: being close to parks and waterways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery ...

Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...ate a greater impact. In homes with significant air leakage, heat loss occurs in two ways : 1 - As warm air leaks out it is replaced with cold air, an...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings a party wall or floor have an STC rating (Sound Transmission Class) of at least 50. The rating that is more relevant to a building occupant is the apparent S...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications available foam insulation panel that is at all vapour permeable, which can be an advantage in some applications, as can those that are vapour impermeable. ...

Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada

...a natural and non-toxic material ensures that installation is safer and easier than many other types of insulation with no special safety gear or gloves require...

Naturally finished red oak floors
Flooring and stairs

Flooring material options

...absorb and hold any airborne contaminants and chemicals used around the home, including actual carpet cleaners. A handmade natural wool area rug is a nice ...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...adapted by Natalie Pavey The environmental advantages of wood frame construction: As the only renewable building material, wood has many advantages ov...