If we can have a remote control to soften every noise in life, it would be wonderful. Even if such a magic item does not exist, but fortunately, at least this era we have noise-reduction windows/doors, or what people might easily call ‘soundproof doors and soundproof windows’. UPVC windows, the smart innovation invented by experts with understanding of how noise travels. The UPVC profile to make window frames will have separated internal chambers with a double sealing system with TPE rubber (Thermoplastic Elastomer). Mounting of PE foam or polyurethane (PU) lines at the jamb joints with the wall. It can reduce noise from one side to the other side inside and outside effectively. That helps in more quiet and peaceful living. When the designer uses ‘soundproof door and soundproof window’ with other types of sound absorbing materials such as soundproof walls, ceilings, thick curtains, double glass. It will make noise problems under control.
Building design for Sound absorption
Many designers solve the noise problem by adding thickness to the wall or ceiling system to reduce the loudness to obtain the proper volume levels with the use of each room. But this is a waste of space. The walls are thicker about 2 times and the overall weight of the building increases. That would make the structure cost higher. Here below are the design approaches for effective noise reduction.
- Survey on construction site: Designer may forget to explore the surrounding noise. Therefore, before the construction of buildings. You need to plan a suitable choice of materials.
- Consider sound factor together with layout and functional design: Planning the function of each room and layout that support. For example, do not place a room which will have a lot of noise next to the room that needs tranquility.
- Selection of sound absorbing materials Or soundproof material: The difference of both materials can be explained as the following
- Soundproof materials are materials that give a room a sense of privacy. Prevent the outside noise from disturbing inside the building. Acoustical material is a material with a dense, heavy mass such as thick glass or Laminated glass which are 2 layers of glass bonded together by film that are more soundproof than float glass, or with design that reduce noise travel such as soundproof doors and soundproof windows made from UPVC profile.
- Sound-absorbing materials are materials that reduce reflection sound. Most they are porous which is available for walls, ceiling and floor. Such as gypsum board and corrugated used for sound absorbing floors.
Where should I install soundproof doors? How to design room layout to reduce unwanted sound.
- Avoid to design noise-intensive rooms (conference rooms, event rooms) next to or opposite to the room that requires silence.
- Have a room that does not require silence (i.e. a storage room) as a barrier between the noisy room and the room that needs silence.
- If a noisy room has to be next to the room that requires silence, the wall should be up against the concrete ceiling upwards or use soundproof material for the ceiling.
- Consider the orientation of both supply and return air ducts because the noise can travel through the air ducts from outside.
- If noise reduction is seriously required , It is not recommended to use downlight and T-bar ceiling. Because noise can travel around the ceiling.
Deceuninck is one of the world’s top UPVC manufacturers. UPVC soundproof doors from Deceuninck is the top choice for designers.
- A number measurement that indicates how well the door functions as soundproof window, or soundproof door is Rw (Weighted sound reduction index). Rw is a value used to indicate the sound attenuation efficiency. The test can be done by the accredited institution. Deceuninck has done testing certain sets of UPVC doors/windows; for example, Deceuninck’s 60mm casement window (Everest Max) achieve Rw = 33 db (with 20mm double glazing), Deceuninck’s 70mm sliding window (Surme ) achieve Rw = 34 (with 24mm double glazing).
- Deceuninck UPVC has passed several testing to comply with EN 12608, the European standard for door and window.
- UPVC windows and doors has passed wind load resistance test and able to use for high-rise buildings for both casement and sliding window.
There is a design for drainage holes for draining rainwater on doors and windows to prevent water leakage into the building. In addition, there is a special additive, impact modifier to increase the strength of the material. Tio2 additives for making it resistant to UV rays and extending the color life that is why we allow to guarantee the product quality for up to 10 years.
Deceuninck UPVC is available in varied colors and patterns with special foil lamination. Make it simply beautiful with any building design. Some systems can be installed with insulated glass up to 44 mm. Although sliding window or sliding doors are less soundproof than casement windows by nature, Deceuninck’s system can accommodate thick glass whether laminated or double-glazed, that could make up for it. Even if the customer uses sliding window and sliding door , it can still reduce noise effectively. Using soundproof door and soundproof window from Deceuninck’s UPVC. It is the answer to living for absolute tranquility.