Re: Re: Timber Housing
GrahamH: Timber construction has definately come on since its beginings. Your point about sound is correct. Timber construction in is very basic form is less resistant to sound transfer. Just as concrete is less resistant to heat transfer. That is why the standard of construction in weak areas is upgraded to achieve an acceptable standard. For example, timber is a greater fire risk and needs protection. To cope with sound transfer in timber buildings, various elements are added, such as double layer construction, an insulation material in internal walls or and more resistive plasterboard, such as Gypsums SoundBloc.
And beolight: Griffner use the same construction process in their Irish factory as they do in their austrian. The material are the same, such as the windows and doors. So I imagine that the standard is the same.