Browsing articles tagged with "sound insulation Archives - Noise Action Week"
Apr
23
2014

Overheating vs noise – the new homes challenge

With regulation requiring better sealed, thermally efficient building envelopes, many new homes are prone to overheating – and for buildings near roads and rail opening windows means exposure to noise.  Hoare Lea & Partners, a leading consulting engineering firm in the design of new homes is currently undertaking a study into the relationship between overheating and noise. During Noise Action Week they will be assessing acceptable noise levels in homes.  Acoustic engineer Barry Jobling explains. […]

Feb
11
2014

Horror of the unseen noisy neighbour

Pendie Wasswa is a freelance writer, human rights campaigner and mum of two – who has recently discovered the thin walls of city flats and  noise from anonymous neighbours. I love music, yes, but I LOATHE noise, however, I hate silence  – it makes me uncomfortable especially in a room of full of people. When I moved to Brighton, I thought I had made the right choice of having a good time within the vibrant, […]