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Good attention to design and construction detailing is critical to making a home a quiet and peaceful refuge from externally generated noises such as voices, music, lawn mowers and traffic.

That good attention is also critical to making some areas of a home less affected by internally generated noises such as voices, music, impact noises (e.g. footsteps on the stairs) and the noises made by kitchen and laundry appliances.

The reduction of transmitted noise is as important for a stand alone dwelling as it is for a dwelling that has a common wall or a common floor/ceiling with another dwelling.

There is a range of measures that can be used to reduce the noise generated in a room, the noise entering the room from another room, the noise entering the room from an attached dwelling and the noise entering the room from outside the building.

There are a number of measures that can be taken to reduce the noise:
  • Generated in a room
  • Entering the room from another room
  • Entering the room from an attached dwelling
  • Entering the room from another dwelling within the same multi-residential construction and
  • Entering the room from outside the building

Some of these measures are taken during the construction of the stand alone dwelling, the attached dwelling or the dwelling within a multi-residential construction.

Some of these measures are taken by the occupant of the dwelling in the interests of those who might share the dwelling with the occupant and the in interests of those who might be the neighbour of the occupant.
 
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