By following some basic acoustic design elements, better sound control can be provided for timber framed construction. Walls and floors which separate dwellings need to provide adequate resistance to the passage of sound. These sounds will either come from airborne sources - such as speech, musical instruments and loudspeakers - or impact sources, such as footsteps and the moving of furniture.
This section contains the following resource:
- #11 Timber-framed Systems for External Noise
Providing assistance to the building industry by identifying the key issues to be considered when dealing with external noise using lightweight timber-framed construction.
Standards and codes within Australia are controlled by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), and details and copies of the standards are available at the ABCB website.
City Sounds 2 - Acoustic Design Resource is an initiative of the City of Melbourne and RMIT University.