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    Neighbor noise and noise pollution

    Are you experiencing noise disturbances from your neighbors, or are they bothered by noise from you? This common problem can lead to unpleasant conflicts, often caused by inadequate sound insulation in homes. Fortunately, Fibers & Foams offers effective solutions to isolate both airborne and impact noise, significantly reducing the problem and preventing conflicts.

    Our sound-insulating products, such as the acoustic stud wall, reduce sound transmission to adjacent spaces. For those looking to isolate the floor against both impact and airborne noise, the floating screed floor provides a suitable solution.

    Reduce noise pollution from neighbors

    Airborne and impact noise

    When it comes to neighbor noise, we distinguish between two types of sound: airborne noise and impact noise. Airborne noise is the sound that propagates through the air, such as voices, music, or television sound. It originates from the neighbor's space and spreads through the air to your home. Impact noise occurs when sound vibrations travel through a material, such as floors or walls, to adjacent spaces. It can, for example, happen when neighbors walk on the floor, move furniture, or use appliances.

    Close neighbors

    The partition wall between homes can allow noise disturbances from adjacent neighbors to pass through, both through airborne noise and impact noise. An effective solution is to install a stud wall that does not make direct contact with the floor.

    Upper neighbors / Lower neighbors

    The ceiling is connected to the floor of the upstairs neighbors, which can cause both impact noise and airborne noise disturbances. Installing a false ceiling or a floating floor significantly improves sound insulation.

    Flanking noise

    Flanking sound does not travel directly through walls, floors, or ceilings, but rather through shared structural elements to adjacent spaces. Reducing it requires insulation measures that limit this indirect transmission.

    Sound leaks

    For effective sound insulation, weak points in structural components, such as gaps, holes, poorly fitting window frames and doors, should be addressed first. This is important to prevent sound leaks.

    The most frequently chosen solutions

    For counteracting neighborhood noise

    To reduce noise disturbances from your neighbors, you can insulate your wall with a stud wall. With the Cyclin insulation system, you can easily create a front-end system to dampen outdoor and neighbor noise. Another commonly used product for neighbor noise is the floating screed floor. This utilizes the mass-spring principle, where the floor is laid contact-free on the existing floor. This reduces both impact noise and airborne noise.