Stop the noise
To minimise the issue of noisy neighbours, the solution is to soundproof floors and walls, and the best way to do so, is by installing sound insulation.
This type of insulation can be applied to dampen sound reverberation, prevent noise affecting other rooms or buildings, and even reduce the noise from outside, including wind, rain, hail, traffic, and, from heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
Made to measure
Good soundproofing requires the mitigation of two sources of noise - Airborne and Impact. It is important to understand the differences between the two, to understand what products to specify and install.
Airborne sound (or airborne noise) is sound that is transmitted through the air, caused by vibrations which transmit through a medium and reach the ear or some other form of detecting device. The radio and people carrying a conversation are good examples of airborne noises.
Impact sound comes from the physical impact of an object on a building element (wall, floor, or ceiling). Common sources are footsteps, jumping or dropped objects. Impact sound transmission occurs because the impact causes both sides of the building element to vibrate, which generates sound waves.
The ROCKWOOL range of Sound Insulation is made from stone wool, providing a dense, non-directional fibre structure that gives it the right properties to reduce noise pollution in the home.
ROCKWOOL Sound Insulation is simple to install thanks to its Flexi edge technology fitting which eliminates gaps, holds its shape and ensures the insulation always performs to specification for the lifetime of the building. Sound is similar to water as it can find its way through small gaps. The Flexi edge prevents any gaps, therefore providing a high quality sound barrier.
It’s not just about the sound
As well as proving the sound performance that is so required, ROCKWOOL insulation is non-combustible. This is an incredibly important factor, as it means that the insulation is resilient to fire, therefore eliminating the possibility of fire spread in the home. ROCKWOOL Sound Insulation also reduces heat loss in the home to save energy and keep fuel bills down.
The proof is in the ratings. ROCKWOOL Sound Insulation provides unmatched fire resistance and a Euroclass A1 Fire Rating, and is able to meet and exceed Part E (sound) and Part B (fire) of the Building Regulations, when installed in accordance with the ROCKWOOL guidelines.