Sound Insulation of Timber Framed Structures

Keith Ballagh

New Zealand Acoustics, 16(2), pp.22- 28 . (2003).

In many countries that have historically had good forestry resources (Scandinavia, Scotland, Canada, North America, New Zealand), smaller buildings have been built with a timber frame that is then lined externally and internally to provide walls, floors and ceilings. The sound insulation and impact insulation properties of these timber framed buildings is significantly different to buildings constructed from monolithic materials (stone, brick, concrete). With the increasing use of timber framed construction for multi