Soundproofing / Guides

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 drywall. More on soundproofing: Understanding sound transmission in buildings Controlling sound transmission in buildings Choosing Sound absorbing insulati...

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 an A+ on all the above criteria doesn't mean you should cross it off your list. Be sure you know what you are buying, and that you have the funds to pay for any improv...

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...

Real estate

Real estate

...Soundproofing from the exterior and interior noise transmission Interior air quality does it smell fresh, stale, or like chemicals or tobacco smoke? Good quality windows - look for water damage around the interior, signs of air leakage, double or triple-pane Quality mechanical systems - iare they old or new? Chec...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

...soundproofing. Insulation batts are not rated for soundproofing, but still outperform most other materials for sound reduction. Be sure to get the right product for the right application. Rock wool in interior walls reduces sound between rooms and floors, as well as offering fire protection. Below grade dur...

Passive House design Vancouver
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 has hired Passive House Canada (PHC) to train more than a hundred City of Vancouver staff (plan checkers, rezoning planners, development planners, inspectors, etc). There a...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...soundproofing Reducing sound transmission in buildings improves the quality of life for occupants and allows the construction of smaller homes while keeping privacy as a priority . Some are better than others at this, a lot of it has to do with the mass of the product, so things like EPS, XPS and Polyiso rigid insula...

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...

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

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...soundproofing; looks like any hardwood floor; helps reduce demand on forests by using leftover scraps of wood in the laminate core. Cons: It will often contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the lower layers; less durable than a floor made of solid wood only. Worthy of note: Engineered wood floors lend themse...

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

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...soundproofing, and being made with stone, it is fireproof. Not being affected by moisture makes it is a great choice for retro-fitting insulation when finishing basement , either interior or exterior. It is also something of a fool proof exterior board insulation when renovating, as it will not trap moisture from the...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...soundproofing wall, it is best to use porous stones); Built walls are flexible (they can shift without breaking or cracking; excellent for earthquake areas); Quick to install; Do not require masonry; The cavities will have voids of 25 to 35% that can be filled with soil to encourage plant growth and act as a be...