Building acoustics is the architectural practice of controlling how buildings interact with sound. This art seeks to either maximize sound circulation in rooms or to block off unwanted external noise. In the past, building acoustics has dominantly been associated with commercial settings such as classrooms, cinemas, recording studios, and theatres. However, the same is being replicated on the domestic front of late for the following reasons:
Avoid external noise interference
One of the top reasons why you should seek to incorporate building acoustics in your home is to reduce external noise interference. This refers to noise coming from outside your property, e.g. noise from the neighbours, traffic noise, environmental noise, etc. Building acoustics can also block out noise coming from your outdoor areas such as the patio, rooftop, balcony, verandah or lawn. Once done, your home becomes quieter and less disturbed. This creates an atmosphere that is better tuned for relaxation, indoor entertainment (listening to music or watching TV), working at home, sleeping or simply going about your normal duties.
Avoid disturbing your external environment
Sound goes both ways, in and out. If you are used to listening to loud music, turning the TV's volume up or staying up late at night, you too may be causing noise interference to your neighbours and the general public. Luckily, the installation of building acoustics in your property can help contain indoor noise from drifting outside. This is especially ideal where you're living close to other people, e.g. in an apartment or a shared compound.
Eliminate noise from domestic appliances
You can also seek building acoustics if you want to simply drown out the noise being caused by domestic equipment and appliances around your house. Unknown to many people, many appliances around the house contribute to noise pollution as well. This includes normal items such as air conditioners, heaters, fans, and plumbing systems. Through building acoustics technologies, you can eliminate these noises to make your home quieter and more relaxing.
Keep noise in or out of certain rooms in the house
Last but not least, you can also turn to building acoustics if you want to reduce noise interference around certain rooms in your house. For example, you may want to soundproof your home studio or home theatre to avoid causing noise disruption to the rest of the house. You may also want to soundproof your bedroom or home office for privacy purposes. This can be achieved by installing building acoustics around the targeted room alone.
Do you want to make your home quieter and more serene? Tired of the noisy neighbours? If so, consult with a building acoustics architect and get the solutions you need.