August 8, 2018
Most single-family houses converted into duplex are not designed to soundproof each storey from one another. Nevertheless, occupants wish to live comfortably without knowing life habits of their neighbor. Here are some tips to improve your comfort and optimize the soundproofing of your building.
About the actual structure:
The best solution: AcoustiTECH SOFIX module
With its high quality acoustic performance, if you have the height available, this is definitely the best choice. A big advantage of the SOFIX is that it is compatible with any floor type.
The SOFIX module is 1 ½ in (38 mm) thick. Above it, two plywoods (5/8 in + ½ in (16 mm + 12 mm)) must be installed and then the floor covering. See technical data sheet and installation guide for complete information.
Other possible solutions:
Before making your final choices, verify the maximum height available that you have between the plywood and the floor covering. An acoustic solution such as SOFIX module may be necessary to achieve an acoustic performance that meets the minimum recommended by the National Building Code and comfort for all occupants.
Hoping that these various soundproofing options will guide you during the transformation of your house into a duplex to make your project a success ... without noise! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: 1-888-838-4449 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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AcoustiTECH specializes in acoustic solutions and offers the most effective solutions available for mitigating sound in multi-storey residential projects. Our partnership with Soprema & Fermacell allows us to expand our portfolio with efficient and diversified acoustic solutions. Our approach to sound-insulation is quite different than most as we ask questions about the nature of your building, your acoustic need or requirement and finally your budget. Once we have a better understanding of the big picture we simply provide "acoustical recipes" (options) which can allow you to save money, improve the sound quality of your building and/or even change the way you build. We back this up with a team of acoustic experts whom will help you reach your goals and rest easy regarding sound issues in your building. We are the reference when it comes to sound insulation of multi-storey buildings
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