Soundproofing in homes / Guides

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 Choosing Sound absorbing insulation

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

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

...ing or building a home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your d...

Real estate

Real estate

...ing or building a home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your d...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...inated timber was prefabricated using engineered wooden tongues, whose increased density equips the building with excellent soundproofing. According to the arch...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...ings is finally gaining the attention it deserves; an example is the release of the EC3 Calculator for calculating the carbon footprint of buildings. Finding ...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

...ineral fiber insulation: Rock wool rigid board insulation © Ecohome Recycled Content : there is a minimum of 75% industrial waste in stone wool insulati...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...ing can come either raw or pre-finished. Traditional raw wood flooring usually requires as much work in finishing as it did to install and that’s certainly true...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...inable building guidance’, and that’s where people get talked into silly things like using plants as air filters or buying magic insulating paint . That won’t h...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

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

An attic with 'insulating paint' which doesn't insulate
Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

...insulating” paint ends up shivering during the winter and sweating during the summer because of the ineffectiveness of his worthless paint." - Martin Holladay ...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

...increasing the cavity depth increasing the thickness of the sound-absorbing material in the cavity. increasing the distance between studs or joists increa...