Many Australians reside in areas which are affected by noise pollution. Noise pollution can take many different forms such as low flying aircraft coming into land at a nearby airport or the sound of traffic from a near by highway or even just noisy neighbours who live in the neighbourhood. Noise pollution can have a negative impact on your health, so it is important that you take steps to combat it. One way of tackling sound pollution is to hire a team of builders to carry out soundproofing work on your property. Below is a guide to 3 ways in which a building contractor can help to reduce the impact of noise pollution on your property.

Modifying the windows in your home

The windows are key entry points for noise pollution. If you have single glazed windows fitted on your property, it is likely that this will be contributing to the level of noise which enters you home. A builder will be able to replace your single glazed windows with double glazing. Because double glazing features two panes of glass separated by an air-block, it provides excellent sound insulation.

Adding insulation to the ceiling

If the noise is mostly coming from low flying aircraft, you should consider asking the building team to add some extra insulation to the ceiling space of your property. Insulation comes in the form of fibreglass blankets which are rolled out in the ceiling space or sprayed foam. The insulation will help to form an additional layer of protection against any noise entering your home from above. It will also offer you the added benefit of improving the energy efficiency of your home by trapping heat during the colder months.

Installing additional sheets of plasterboard

Attaching additional sheets of plasterboard to the walls of your property is one of the quickest ways you can reduce the impact of noise pollution. The plasterboard will increase the thickness of the walls and will help to absorb and dampen down the sound waves which travel through them. The builders will measure your walls and will then cut sheets of plasterboard to fit the different wall surfaces. This plasterboard can then be painted, so it matches the rest of your home.

If you would like further information or advice about how a team of builders can help to sound proof your home, you should contact a professional building service today.