Noise is essentially unwanted or unpleasant sound, typically originating from sources that include airports, traffic, industrial installations and railways. It can even originate from neighbouring properties as a result of loud television sets, noisy children, musical instruments and so on. One thing that can be agreed upon is that noise is a disruption to the calm and peaceful atmosphere that we all expect to have within our homes. It can affect our rest and relaxation, impairing performance at work and even, in some cases as has been proven, affecting our good health.
Luckily, the effects of noise originating from outside of a property can be lessened by installing good quality windows and doors within said property. This can be achieved through the use of high quality materials, thick glass, double or triple glazing, greater partitions between glazing, and laminated glass.
Choosing a technique is all about considering a number of important factors, for example, the source and type of the noise, the time of day and duration in which it is typically an issue, and the purpose of the building in which the noise is an issue (e.g. home or office).