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  BU618 Acoustic design principles

The trend to inner-city living and medium-density housing places more focus on the need for acoustic privacy between individual dwelling units and between units and the outside environment. BU618 image.JPG
Acoustic insulation is also important in commercial buildings to ensure privacy for occupants.

This bulletin explains the basics of sound insulation and New Zealand Building Code clause G6 Airborne and impact sound. It replaces Bulletin 426 Achieving acoustic separation.

This bulletin covers: 

  • Noise
  • New Zealand Building Code
  • Dealing with noise