Moving to a house that's closer to the city centre presents a unique kind of challenge. City centres have a reputation for noisy hustles and bustles. You'll be living in an environment that's much noisier than your current neighbourhood.
Perhaps the way to get around this situation is to ensure that you move into a house that has (nearly) perfect soundproofing. How do you do this? Tag along to learn more.
The Pre-Purchase Inspection
The general aim of a pre-purchase building inspection is to establish whether a house is in good structural condition or not. Parameters used to determine this condition include everything from the state of gypsum plasterboards inside the building's walls to the number and nature of cracks on its foundation.
The state of gypsum plasterboards should be of particular interest in relation to your noise-related concerns. Plasterboard is commonly used as a sound barrier for both residential and commercial applications. Thus, defective (e.g. broken/water-damaged) plasterboards will not provide sufficient protection from the decibels.
The Process After The Inspection
The next best course of action will be determined by the results of the inspection. If the plasterboards are in good structural shape, you need not be worried about noise.
If plasterboards have suffered any form of damage, you still don't need to worry. The extent of damage will be documented as well as the approximate cost of replacing the damaged boards. You could ask the seller to have this replacement done before you make payments for the house or you could use this as a bargaining chip for a lower purchase price.
If you have a knack for DIY activities, installing new plasterboard should be a walk in the park. That means you could get the house at a slightly lower price and soundproof it for much less as well. How sound of a deal does that sound?
Advancements in plasterboard manufacturing processes have been made over the years. Advancements that have been necessitated by an increasing demand for quiet, peaceful and private living spaces.
Today, acoustic/specialized noise-reducing plasterboards are available from leading suppliers. Acoustic boards are designed with greater thickness and greater density as compared to standard plasterboard. Increased thickness and density are responsible for the superior noise-reduction capacity of acoustic plasterboard.
Regardless of the type of plasterboard you settle for, remember that this is a fragile material. That's why you must choose a plasterboard supplier who delivers the product at your doorstep rather than leaving the transportation to you. That's as sound as it gets.Share
5 December 2016
Greetings to all who come here. My name is Brad Hansen and I am an accountant who happens to know an awful lot about wells. My church began charity work in Cambodia over a decade ago and it has installed dozens of wells in villages across the country. Before I started helping in Cambodia, I had no idea about different types of water pumps. Over the years, I have learnt that different pumps are needed depending on terrain and usage. Of course, making sure that pumps are cost effective and easily maintained is important for charity projects. These days, I use my accountancy skills to purchase water pumps and other equipment at the best possible prices. Initially, I honed my understandings through research and talking to experts, so I feel that I have some knowledge to share. I hope readers of this blog find it helpful. Peace to you all.