Doctors and psychologists agree that noise has the ability to raise stress, disrupt your sleep and generally reduce your quality of life.
CSR Bradford’s SoundScreen™ is an Australian made product that provides superior acoustic insulation benefits with added thermal benefits to make your home more comfortable.
The minimisation of noise has become a significant environmental issue in an increasingly noisy world. At home, work or on holidays, we all value our peace and quiet. SoundScreen dramatically reduces unwanted noise transfer through walls and between floors, allowing you to create the peace and quiet we all want to enjoy.
Keep noise in its place within your home
Sometimes the worst noise comes from within. Home theatres, excited teenagers and even ensuites can produce noise you would rather not hear in other areas of your home.
Including SoundScreen in interior walls can greatly reduce the transmission of noise between rooms, allowing you to get the peace and quiet you deserve without cramping the rest of the family’s style.
A wall system including SoundScreen can absorb as much as 75% of the sound power to effectively reduce noise to acceptable levels.
SoundScreen is available in thicknesses to suit 70mm and 90mm timber stud sizes. The diagram above shows the reductions that can be achieved using SoundScreen in a 90mm stud wall. R2.0 (70mm) SoundScreen is also available in 600mm wide to suit metal stud walls.
For more information on the science of sound and to see which SoundScreen is the correct product for your home, see Which SoundScreen is right for me?
Stop noise entering your home
When you come home and close the door you want your home to be a place you and your family can relax without being disturbed by the noise of the world outside. Sound insulation, achieved by including SoundScreen in your external walls, will reduce traffic noise and potential disturbance from the neighbours.
Treating external walls is a great start, but to maximise the benefits of acoustic insulation in walls, you also need to consider other elements within the wall, such as windows, doors, gaps, pipes and other penetrations.
Australian Standards recommend a level of less than 40 decibels of external sound entering living rooms, and less than 35 decibels entering bedrooms. These levels will allow you to comfortably carry on a conversation, listen to TV at a low volume, and sleep soundly.
Control noise in two storey homes
One area often forgotten for sound insulation is between the floors of your home. Airborne noise can travel from the rumpus room to the nursery above or from the kids’ bedrooms to the study below. Structural noise of people thumping around on the upstairs floors can be a real annoyance – who hasn’t wondered if there’s an elephant upstairs?
SoundScreen included above the internal ground floor ceiling can effectively absorb the airborne elements of the noise while the inclusion of isolating resilient mounts in the ceiling system will greatly reduce the transmission of impact noise.