Too much noise can have a serious impact on health and well-being. Whether you’ve got noisy neighbours, live near a busy road or airport, noise pollution can increase stress and negatively affect your overall quality of life. Noise transfer between rooms can be frustrating as well, particularly in rooms where the sound from the television can be heard throughout the house, and in home offices where noise transfer can be destructive.
Installing acoustic insulation into both your internal and external walls will help control the internal noise transfer between rooms such as media rooms, kids bedrooms, and laundry rooms along with external noise from traffic or aeroplanes. Acoustic insulation not only minimises the sound transfer between rooms but can add to the thermal performance, increasing a home’s comfort and energy efficiency.
INSULATE FOR ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE
There’s a growing trend to build on smaller lots which often means homeowners are electing to add a second storey to their home to increase the footprint of liveable space. Because there are no minimum standards for acoustic performance in the walls and floors of adjoining rooms, they are often overlooked when it comes to installing acoustic insulation.
Usually, it is not until the completion of the build when the homeowner receives the keys to their home that problems with noise transference are identified. This commonly results in decreased comfort levels within the home and can be very expensive to correct after the build has been completed.
Often this is a pre-existing issue in older homes too with occupants seeking solutions to make acoustic improvements to limit noise transfer and create a more peaceful space.
Key benefits of acoustic insulation
Reduce room-to-room sound transfer
Save on your home’s heating and cooling bills
Make your environment warmer in winter and cooler in summer
Wondering how to calculate the amount of acoustic insulation you'll need for your ceiling, walls of floor? There’s no need to work it out manually! Our handy calculator will provide a recommendation on the number of packs required for your acoustic insulation project.
Why choose Knauf Insulation Solutions?
Our products reduce sound transfer between adjacent spaces — helping to improve home’s comfort. Easily installed, they can be applied to both new build and renovation projects.
Tested and deemed non-combustible in accordance to AS 1530.1, the super-soft to handle and install, our acoustic products are made using up to 80% recycled glass and with ECOSE® Technology — a sustainable, bio-based binder that contains no added formaldehyde.
SOUND INSULATION IN ACTION:
Our acoustic range includes a selection of densities to provide homeowners, builders, designers and installers the opportunity to choose the best acoustic performance for their project.
Knauf Insulation products were chosen to insulate both the walls and ceiling to help achieve a sealed acoustic and fire-resistant envelope between rooms, which exceeded performance requirements.
The recommended product specification was accepted by the architect and builder, with all parties satisfied that the solution delivered the performance requirements for acoustic, thermal, and fire performance criteria.
For this DIY home renovation house owner needed an insulation product that was cost-effective and quick and easy to install, while also meeting requirements for thermal quality and soundproofing.