Room to room
Room to Room noise is defined by;
- Consider a room or space as a noise source and determine constructions (predominantly walls) required to control noise emission to an adjacent space
- Consider a room or space as a noise receiver and determine constructions (predominantly walls) required to control noise intrusion from adjacent spaces.
- Airborne noise and impact (footfall) noise
The extent to which room to room noise control will have to be considered and the required acoustic rating of constructions between adjacent rooms will depend upon:
- Whether noisy activities take place in a room or space
- Whether a room on an upper floor has a hard floor surface (when considering footfall/impact noise)
- Whether a room is sensitive to noise intrusion
- The ambient noise level in the receiver room
- Whether the construction between adjacent rooms includes an operable wall, a door, a glazed section or other 'acoustically weak' construction.
Where a door, glazed element, or other acoustically 'weak' construction component is proposed between rooms, acoustic engineering advice shall be sought.