Housing and Sound Insulation -
improving existing attached dwellings and designing for conversions
Sean Smith, John B. Wood and Richard McKenzie, 2006
297 x 210mm (A4) portrait; 126pp, soft cover
Sound or noise transmission may be an everyday occurrence and, for some occupants, a series of random and uncontrollable events that can lead to frustration, anger and stress. Often the persons generating the noise can be quite unaware of the repercussions on their neighbours’ quality of life.One method of addressing noise intrusion from a neighbouring dwelling is to improve the sound insulation. Housing and Sound Insulation provides methods and descriptions of how to improve sound insulation between attached dwellings; to assist in deciding upon the levels of sound insulation required; and to inform on key separating wall and floor types and the influences of remedial treatments. The guidance presented is targeted towards general living noise, where the intrusion of noise is due to poor sound insulation of the separating wall or floor. Amply illustrated with design solutions, Housing and Sound Insulation - improving existing attached dwellings and designing for conversions provides invaluable information on how to address the single largest cause of complaint in housing today.