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The results of application of simple acoustic principles to low cost housing with a view to reducing loss of comfort due to noise.

Applied Acoustics

Author: Lord, P.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1970


An attempt has been made to solve some of the sound insulation problems which arise in low cost housing. The lack of privacy becomes much more serious in small houses when the family live in close proximity to one another and to their neighbours. The possibility of improving the sound insulation of walls, floors, doors and windows has therefore been closely examined and the possible redesign of the warm air ducting and positioning of electrical power sockets and lighting switches considered. This technical note summarises the structural modifications which have been carried out , presents the sound insulation measurements in graphical form and examines the resulting improvements.

Further Details

Pages: 145-160
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Accession Number: December, 2010
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 30/08/2013
Keywords: housinghearingdesignmodification
Reads: 210