Acoustic Insulation

Understanding Acoustic Insulation

At its core, Acoustic Insulation is designed to absorb, dampen, or block sound waves. This technology is not just for recording studios or luxury apartments; it's a practical solution for anyone aiming to minimize noise intrusion or contain sound within a specific area.

The Benefits of Acoustic Insulation

The primary advantage of installing Acoustic Insulation is the significant reduction in both external and internal noise levels. This can lead to:

  1. Protection from external noise
  2. Comfort and privacy
  3. Reduction of sound transmission and vibration passing through building elements
  4. Applications for both renovation projects and new builds

    How much insulation do I need?

    Building acoustics focus on sound transmission mainly through the perimeter wall, as well as internal walls, floors and ceilings.

    Transmission loss (TL) or Sound Reduction Index (R) express the effectiveness of blocking sound, which is frequency-dependent.

    This is expressed in decibels (dB). The higher the loss, the better the insulation works as a barrier to unwanted noise.

    The amount of acoustic insulation roll, slabs, granulates or panels required will depend on the material you choose, the size of the area being insulated and how much direct, flanking and other sound transmission there is.

    Key Brands in Acoustic Insulation

    • Earthwool Insulation: Known for its environmental friendliness and exceptional sound-absorbing properties, Earthwool Insulation is made from recycled glass bottles and sand. It's a sustainable choice for those looking to reduce their ecological footprint while improving their acoustic comfort.

    • Bradford Insulation: A staple in the insulation industry, Bradford Insulation offers a range of products tailored for noise reduction. Their insulation solutions are known for their durability and effectiveness in a variety of settings, from residential to commercial spaces.

    • Fletcher Insulation: Renowned for its innovation, Fletcher Insulation provides high-quality, Australian-made products designed for superior acoustic performance. Their range includes specially engineered Glasspool and rockwool insulation materials, perfect for achieving a quieter and more peaceful environment.

    • ROCKWOOL: ROCKWOOL acoustic insulation is made from stone wool – an excellent material for blocking, absorbing and even enhancing sound where required.

    Add An Extra Layer or Replacing with Sound Resistance Plasterboard

    This racket-reducing technique requires a significant investment of time and money, but it’s one of the most effective ways to quiet a room. Cover the existing walls and ceiling with an extra layer of 13mm Gyprock Soundchek plasterboard. And as extra protection against noise transmission, seal the new drywall with acoustic caulk.

    Or more thoroughly, demolish the existing partition wall and replacing with 1 layer or 2 layers of 13mm Gyprock Soundchek. This high density plasterboard has improved sound transmission properties to help maintain the peace when used in residential and commercial walls and ceilings.

    Need to Buy Acoustic Insulation?

    Acoustic insulation is a sound investment for those looking to enhance the comfort and tranquility of their living or working environments. By choosing the right product, whether it's Earthwool Insulation, Bradford Insulation, or Fletcher Insulation, and following proper installation and maintenance protocols, you can significantly improve the acoustic quality of your space.

    Embrace the silence and elevate your environment with the right acoustic insulation solution. If you have any further queries or need expert advice, reaching out to Wall Ceiling. We have got experts working in the in the field for decades can guide you in making the best choice for your acoustic needs.