Acoustic capabilities

A city that never sleeps never keeps him awake

Urbanisation often brings infrastructure and domestic buildings closer together

From railways to tramways, roads to airports, good infrastructure is crucial to urban life, which can be very noisy. The resulting ground-borne vibration, traffic noise – and not to mention human noise pollution – all have a serious and negative impact on our wellbeing, especially in densely populated areas. Protection from unwanted noise can have a positive effect on our physiology, learning capacity and social behaviour. ROCKWOOL products are high-density, which makes them extremely resistant to airflow and excellent at noise reduction and sound absorption, meaning that even the nosiest infrastructure sounds quieter.

Protection from unwanted noise can have a positive effect on our physiology, learning capacity and social behaviour. ROCKWOOL products are high-density, which makes them extremely resistant to airflow and excellent at noise reduction and sound absorption, meaning that even the nosiest infrastructure sounds quieter.

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ROCKWOOL products turn the volume of the city down

Stone wool structure can be engineered to isolate and control vibrations and noise from urban transport systems, reducing its detrimental impact on people and buildings.

Living close to an airport, the noise you hear inside your house is reduced by 40 percent if your roof is insulated with ROCKWOOL stone wool.

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ROCKWOOL RAINSCREEN DUO SLAB can resolve inner city noise

Noise pollution is a major problem for thousands of people living in UK towns and cities. It can be an infuriating nuisance to hear constant traffic noise or be woken up by loud music. When there is nothing but a thin wall between you and the outside world, it is very difficult to enjoy - what should be - your quiet time at home.

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Quiet, the best medicine?

Research has highlighted that increasing noise in hospitals can impact patients’ ability to rest, heal and recover. The choice of material in our homes, workplaces, hospitals and schools, can make a significant difference to the experience of noise from internal and external sources, in turn impacting on the health and wellbeing of the buildings’ users. ROCKWOOL insulation is renowned for its excellent acoustic properties with its open wool structure making it ideal for absorbing and regulating noise.

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Silence has never sounded so good

Acoustic insulation is becoming a more important consideration in the commercial arena. In the UK, we are faced with greater population densities in our towns and increasing noise pollution from roads, rail and air.

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Dealing with noisy neighbours

Noise can be an infuriating nuisance. Most people have experienced living next to a noisy neighbour, and have at one point, struggled to hear the TV over an argument next door, or have been woken up by loud music and doors banging. When there is nothing but a thin wall between you and your neighbours, it is very hard to enjoy – what should be - your quiet and relaxing time at home.

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Converting housing into flats

In this blog, we will be discussing the increase in developers converting housing into flats, and the acoustic considerations that this places on contractors and specifiers.

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Complying to Acoustic Regulations

This week our focus is around the conversion of houses into flats. Last week, we discussed the increase in this type of construction, and the impact that noise can have on the standard of living. Now, we turn our attention to the regulations around unwanted noise.

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