There’s nothing worse than the consistent noise that comes from a busy road. Noise pollution can affect your sleep and potentially ruin your weekends spent at home. Luckily, there is a simple, cost-effective solution to soundproofing for traffic noise. Acoustic fencing is as popular as it is effective in getting rid of the noise from a nearby road. In this article, we’ll explore acoustic fencing
What is Acoustic Fencing and how does it work?
Acoustic fencing systems are specifically created to reduce sound from one side of the barrier to the other. Acoustic fencing can be used to mitigate a range of different sound pollution. Acoustic fencing can be made from a variety of different materials and are manufactured to be as dense and durable as possible. Before your acoustic fencing is installed, it’s important to understand the difference between the two different types:
Absorptive sound walls are designed to take in sound and diffuse it within their panels so that little to no noise is reflected back off the barrier. These walls usually consist of a porous surface with sound-dampening material within the body of the wall.
In comparison, reflective sound walls deflect or push sound back away from the source and into the atmosphere. Which wall is best for you will come down to many different factors. It’s best to seek the guidance of a soundproofing expert who will visit your home and suggest the most effective option for you.
Depending on the type of wall you install, acoustic fencing is capable of reducing noise up to 28 decibels. To understand exactly what that means, let’s take a brief look at sound reduction ratings.
Sound reduction ratings
When designing a noise wall or any other noise reducing structure for your home, you want to be sure that it will get rid of as much road noise as possible. You’ll get a good idea of this by finding out what the Rw acoustic rating of your intended sound wall is. An Rw acoustic rating is a measurement of how effective a noise wall is once it has been installed. It’s recommended that you speak to your noise wall provider about the Rw acoustic rating of each of the options you may be looking at.
Another consideration before you choose an acoustic fence is what height you would like. Of course, the higher the fence, the more noise it will be able to mitigate. The most popular acoustic fences range from 2.4m to 3m. Speak to your acoustic fencing supplier about which height is recommended for your home. This may come down to a few factors including budget and legal limitations.
A guide to the reduction of traffic noise
For an in-depth look at the legal requirements of erecting an acoustic fence, including noise barrier principles, location and construction guidance, VicRoads offers a comprehensive guide on the matter. If you are considering soundproofing for traffic noise, it’s recommended that you speak to a noise mitigation professional, who will be able to assess your needs and create a custom solution for your home.
Find the acoustic fence that’s right for you
Wallmark’s wall panels are constructed from an incredibly strong composite combination of Fibre Cement sheeting surrounding an Expanded Polystyrene core called AcoustX, creating excellent sound-deadening properties. Wallmark has had a complete AcoustX wall section tested and certified to be exceedingly effective at sound mitigation. In addition to their effectiveness, AcoustX wall panels can be easily cut or shaped on-site ensuring that your noise acoustic fencing is tailor-made to your specific needs. Our residential acoustic walls come in various height options including 2.4m (Evowall), 2.7m (Urbanwall) and 3m (Techniko) in height.
Our acoustic fencing is specifically designed to manage and minimise unwanted noise within residential environments. If you are looking for soundproofing for traffic noise, then Wallmark has got you covered. We offer quality installations as well as both reflective and absorptive acoustic noise reduction walls. These wall will match your budget and exceed your expectations. These walls are a perfect addition, whether you’re a DIY homeowner, a builder or a business owner. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our range of smart soundproof fencing.