To prevent you from being disturbed by the activity in the next room, whether the room is upstairs or in line, the construction has to prevent sound from being transmitted. This doesn’t have to be a massive concrete slab or wall. Soundproofing relates to the overall ability of a building element or building structure to reduce the sound transmission through it. Two types of sound insulation might be referred to – airborne sound insulation and impact sound insulation.
How to avoid unwanted sounds from adjacent rooms.
One-way sound insulation
Suspended acoustic ceilings help to avoid noise coming from installations.
Vertical airborne sound insulation
Airborne sound insulation may relate to sounds generated in both the room below and the room above.
Impact sound insulation
A suspended ceiling system can be used to improve the impact sound insulation and therefore reduce the impact sound level.