Acoustica Projects | Australia Soundproofing

Noisy Neighbors are not the Only Reason to Soundproof Your Home

Don’t you just love the sound of squealing brakes, screaming babies and blaring music first thing in the morning? No? Not very idyllic, is it?

Unfortunately, with more people, high roads on our doorstep and an increase in the number of cars on the road, unwanted noises are making a greater appearance in our lives and homes. The issue of noise is no longer limited to inner-city areas – the rise in the development of suburban and residential regions means the ‘quiet life’ has become all but a dream for many of us. So what can we do to get some peace and quiet?

One solution comes in the form of noise reducing tools. In other words, soundproofing your home. Here at Acoustica Projects, we can help you with any of your soundproofing needs!

The day to day sounds we encounter are not actually classed as noise, in fact for a sound to be considered noise it must be “loud, irritating and unwanted”. As you can imagine, the constant bombardment of noise can not only become very, very annoying but can truly begin to affect the quality of life. Here are some of the noises we may hear on a daily basis.

Aircraft Noise

Aircraft can create some of the most disruptive and disturbing noises which is expected from engines that produce 100,000+ horse power! The noise produced from aircraft is a real concern, not only for comfort but also for health, as frequent exposure can begin to have a physical impact on the body. A study published by the British Medical Journal revealed that people who lived by airports were at a higher risk of developing health issues such as stroke and heart disease.

Many airports have reacted accordingly and now offer soundproofing grants for homes affected by aircraft noise pollution. So, if you happen to live nearby an airport and currently do not have sound proofing, be sure to contact the airport to see how your situation can be improved.

Road Traffic & Rail Noise

During the day, noise from vehicles and trains is not particularly bothersome. After all, these sounds are part and parcel of living in modern cities and towns. Living near a busy road or train station can be advantageous for many people, simply due to ease of travel. However, these types of noises become inconvenient during the night and evening, when the desired sound levels for comfort drops.

Although unassuming, noise from cars and trains can contribute to disturbing and disrupting sleep, which can take a toll on your physical and mental health. Many people have taken to sound reducing windows, to eliminate virtually all noise created from these sources during the night, helping them sleep soundly whilst continuing to reap the benefits of living in areas with great travel links.

Noise from Neighbours

Noise from next door is at an all-time high for many of us! This is especially true in cities and towns as we live in increasingly close quarters. When anti-social noise is mentioned, we often picture screaming kids, over-exuberant musicians or yappy dogs, however, poor soundproofing in your home can mean even low-level sounds seep through. Sound reducing windows will contribute to reducing irksome sounds from neighbours and busy residential roads.

Which sound reducing option is best for you?

AngelStep® 48p and 484p – Acoustic Flooring Underlay

AngelStep ® flooring underlay combines premium acoustic performance with minimum added floor height.

Features:

  • Impact Isolation Absorber combined with airborne sound barrier
  • Superior performance with minimum underlay height
  • Water-repellent
  • Indefinite life cycle – will not rot nor break down
  • Easy to install – ideal for retrofit and new installation
  • Made from recycled materials, composed of up to 75%
  • Continuous support between substrate and floor
  • Cost-effective 6-star floor system
  • Fire-rated to Australian and International Standards

 

AngelStep® Gold 8 – Acoustic Flooring Underlay

The unrivalled performance of AngelStep® GOLD is due to its unique and patented construction – a laminate of double-needle-punched, high-density, sound-absorbent polyester and a resilient ‘cross-linked’ microcellular foam to form an 8mm thick substrate. AngelStep® GOLD 8 is available in sheets sized 1150mm x 1150mm.

Features:

  • Suitable to combine with floor heating systems
  • Excellent thermal insulation
  • Castor-resistant
  • Guaranteed for the life of the building
  • Vapour barrier
  • High sound and impact energy absorption
  • Water- and most-chemical resistance
  • ‘Low volatile’ organic compounds (VOCs)

 

Residential and Commercial Acoustic Paint

REDUCES AND ABSORBS SOUND IN ONE COAT

Acoustica Sydney uses acoustic paint that is proven to reduce and absorb sound by 2,51dBm/Hz in just a single coat – and we usually use two coats. Combined with other materials, acoustic paint is a major eliminator of noise transmission.

This water-based paint can be manufactured in any colour to suit your job. Fire-resistant, our acoustic paint is suitable for use anywhere noise needs to be controlled;

  • Residential
  • Engine and machine rooms
  • Entertainment and hospitality venues
  • Sport venues
  • Cinemas and theatres
  • Hospitals
  • Schools and childcare
  • Transport and leisure vehicles, including yachts
  • Military facilities and shooting galleries

 

Absorber 3D Tiles

3D Tiles can be and are used in many areas such as;

  • Residential
  • Office
  • Classrooms
  • Lecture halls
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Commercial interiors

 

As an aesthetically unique interior feature, they add a contemporary element as wall art as well  as providing excellent sound absorption. Most panels can be displayed in a pattern of your own making for that personal touch. The tiles are interchangeable, which gives you the flexibility to change your wall designs.

Besides these, Acoustica Projects still has many other selections of soundproofing equipment. Feel free to consult with us!

Our day to day activities are almost never noise-free. With the right tools and equipment, Acoustica Projects can help you tune out not only your noisy neighbors, but also other noises in your life that can potentially harm your overall well-being for a better quality of life.

 

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