Noise pollution is a growing problem in apartment buildings.
You open the window in your apartment in Sydney to get some fresh air, in Mascot you can hear aircraft noise overhead, in Canterbury you can hear trains travelling non-stop and in Liverpool you hear the roar of traffic noise. In Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth there similar suburbs where noise is the fastest growing area of complaints from apartment dwellers.
Noise problems within apartments can be divided into two areas. They are: internal noise borne through the structure of the building such as kitchen and bathroom noises, or external environmental noise borne through the façade, windows or doors such as road traffic, aircraft and rail noise and of course the noisy neighbours.
Environmental noise can be managed through appropriate façade design and double glazing systems, but the need to provide a continuous acoustic barrier means the windows and doors cannot be opened for ventilation without breaking the acoustic barrier. A simple and cost-effective solution to allow fresh air to enter the room and maintain the acoustic barrier, are Silenceair® acoustic ventilators.
The Silenceair® wall vents sit within the wall cavity and are completely hidden, only the colour co-ordinated air inlets and outlets are visible on the inside and outside walls. The acoustic attenuator tubes inside the device annihilate 85% of the noise across a wide frequency range as it travels through the ventilator.
Silenceair® wall vents have been used for ventilation in apartment buildings in Sydney and Melbourne and other cities in Australia over the last 15 years. Silenceair® is approved by local governments and recommended by mechanical and acoustic engineers.