As population and neighbourhoods grow, so too does noise pollution become an everyday constant which can adversely affect human health with regular exposure. Thankfully an effective and cost-efficient noise reduction solution is available in the form of acoustic fencing that has helped homeowners improve the living conditions of their beloved homes.
Benefits of acoustic fencing
Typically built between residential and commercial or industrial properties, acoustic fencing is a barrier that deflects sound waves thereby reducing perceptible noise which have been known to cause stress, hypertension, interrupted sleep, and a host of other health issues.
However, it is important to note that while acoustic fencing is an effective noise reduction solution, they do not completely cancel out noise as sound can travel over the acoustic fence. For this reason, acoustic fencing is usually built tall in order to maximise its noise reduction capabilities, making them ideal as boundary fencing that also adds security and privacy to your home.
Why timber makes for the best acoustic fencing material
The mass and density of timber coupled with its weather and insect resistant properties makes timber the best material for any acoustic fence. Timber is also extremely easy to install and gives your home a pleasing natural aesthetic at a relatively low cost.
Acoustic fencing specifications
Constructed on a standard timber frame, treated pine boards are fixed vertically and butted together with treated pine decking boards nailed over joints to complete the fence. A typical acoustic fence will have the following specifications:
- 125/75 Cypress or Grey Gum posts
- 3x 75/50 treated pine rails (4x rails if height exceeds 2 metres)
- 200/50 treated pine plinth
- 150/25 treated pine boards (vertical)
- 75/50 treated pine cover board or 70/19 treated pine decking cover board