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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 drywa...

Understanding sound transmission in homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Understanding sound transmission in buildings

Before embarking on any structural changes, it is most important to understand that the sound isolation between two homes is not determined only by the common ...

Techniques for reducing sound transmission in buildings
Insulation and soundproofing

Controlling sound transmission in buildings

The first step to controlling sound transmission in buildings is assessing the situation. What kind of noise is it? Noise in buildings is usually assigned to o...

Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada

...soundproofing panels; semi-rigid decorative and soundproofing panels; felts of subfloor. 5.5 " batts for a standard 2x6 wall currently cost $1.9...

Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

WATCH MORE VIDEOS Building Code requirements for sub-slab insulation vary by region, the only consistency is that it is almost always insufficient, s...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

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

...Soundproofing from the exterior and in division walls Good quality windows Quality mechanical systems Just because a home you like doesn't score...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications

...soundproofing. Insulation batts are not rated for soundproofing, but still outperform most other materials for sound reduction. Be sure to get the right product...

Vancouver Passive House
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...soundproofing, air barriers and vapour control • high efficiency windows • natural and mechanical ventilation Training city staff: The city ...

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 othe...

Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

No matter that engineers and architects long ago debunked it, insulating paint still occasionally finds its way into buildings. Powdered ceramic chips that can...

Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation does a basement need?

Technical edit and thermal images by Denis Boyer Before we began insulating foundation walls and below slabs (see slab on grade) , it was generally estima...