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Stressful background noise such as traffic or construction sites in the neighbourhood reduce the feeling of well-being at home - although peace and quiet is important for our health. If you want somewhere more peaceful to retreat to, you can achieve a lot with optimal building insulation.
A key factor for excellent sound insulation is building materials that "block out" noise: STEICO wood fibre insulating materials, for example, effectively keep out sound. They thus promote, among other things, well-being and undisturbed, restful sleep - for more quality of life in your own four walls.
As a general rule, the heavier a component, the less noise can penetrate it. When it comes to sound insulation that means that the weight (mass) of the building component - i.e. the bulk density of the building material - is what counts, along with other aspects. The component thickness is not necessarily decisive. STEICO wood fibre insulating materials are characterised by a particularly high raw density and thus support effective noise protection.
STEICO products uniquely combine high bulk density with low thermal conductivity and thus equally support energy efficiency and noise protection.
Sound reaches us from very different sources. While traffic and construction noise affect the building from outside, loud music or walking noises are sound sources that originate inside the building. And annoying noise doesn't always have to be really loud. The pattering sound of the rain on the roof tiles can also deprive you of sleep.
STEICO has the right solution for all requirements - for tranquility in your own four walls.
Rewatch Martin Twamley's presentation on natural fibre insulation at the ASBP's Natural Fibre Insulation Summit 2022.
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