During construction it’s difficult to be on top of the building process without the support or advice from a good builder or trades person.
Every new home or renovation needs a good drainage system that connects the fixtures in the bathrooms, laundry and kitchen to the sewer service that joins into the mains at the street. You should be aware that the pipes and fittings that connect the bathrooms and other wet areas are prone to making noise which can interrupt your living spaces downstairs.
The last thing you want is to hear a toilet flush during a dinner party, movie or while you’re trying to relax in front of the fire with a book. The good news is that this noise can be prevented with appropriate acoustic sound lagging. There are a number of materials entering the market that promise sound proofing built into the pipes. These new systems can save on space and labour costs. They aren’t commonly used but it is an option worth considering.
Another solution is a high-performance sound lagging wrap that can be installed once the pipe work has been connected and tested. The material looks like a soft foam, shaped like an egg carton, which is lined with a flexible silver coloured outer wall which contains the noise and softens the acoustic echos coming from the water running through the services in the wall.
The lagging is connected with a reinforced joining tape to make sure that there are no exposed points where noise can escape. You have to make sure that all exposed services are covered to be successful with the sound lagging installation.
Make sure you ask the question regarding acoustic sound lagging before you start your project. Your builder and trades person want to deliver a project that you are comfortable in and you are proud to call home.
We enjoy the challenges and ideas that come from these new designs in the construction industry and we look forward to working with you on your next project.