It is a common misconception that sound barrier sheets are more of a luxury and not an essential element in a building or concrete structure. This may be because we have grown accustomed to being the ones to adjust to sound, and not take preventive action towards issues affecting our auditory nerves, such as noise pollution.
With the development of sound barrier sheets, we are able to achieve mitigated sound environments and enjoy better sound quality within and around our spaces. What we need to realise now is how to maximise its features and benefits. Like many other installations, sound barrier sheets are often taken for granted by its users, since the benefits they provide cannot be seen by the naked eye.
In Singapore, sound barrier sheets have become common as we can see them in a lot of places, including construction site to commercial buildings.
Among the ways to maximise the benefits of a sound barrier sheet are:
1. Study your area first.
What kind of area do you intend to install a sound barrier sheet in? Before hiring a contractor for sheet installation, it is important that you learn what your space needs. What kind of space do you have? What is it used for and you are thinking about adding sound barrier sheets? Does the space have specific acoustic requirements?
By knowing what your area needs, as well as its pre-installed features, you have a better idea of what kind of sound barrier to use. You may not need a barrier that reflects sound, instead the kind that absorbs it. Otherwise, your space will just sound worse.
2. Get to know the scope of your space.
How big is your space? Is it near areas that can be sensitive to noise or sources of noise? Is there just a specific area within your property that is sensitive to sound or needs extra attention when it comes to acoustics?
You must understand how sound is utilised within your area. There may be parts of your space that need more sound control and mitigation features compared to others. For instance, you are using an office space with conference rooms. Sound absorption is essential in these rooms so that conversations and classified discussions won’t go beyond the walls and be heard by those outside.
By knowing the scope of your space, you can choose not only the type of sound barrier to use, but also where exactly to install it.
3. Know the difference between sound reflection and sound absorption.
Sound barrier sheets work basically in two different ways. One type works by reflecting the sound and preventing it from penetrating into the surface. This means the soundwaves just bounce back into the space and it won’t be heard from the other side.
The other type of sound barrier sheet is the one that absorbs the soundwaves. Sound absorption prevents the soundwaves from going out of a given space by absorbing them as they pass through the surface.
Sound reflectors are ideal for spaces where sound is not permitted to go inside the premises, such as highway and outdoor noise. Meanwhile sound absorbers are more useful in indoor spaces, such as cinemas or studios, as they keep the soundwaves within the room or dedicated area.
Hebei Jinbiao is a leading company in Noise Control products in Singapore. We guarantee to provide you with the most high-quality Noise Control and Fencing products along with our dedicated assistance. Do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to helping you solve your noise issues and protect you from noise pollution.