Noise level


How noise affects our health and well-being.

Exposure to noise is an intrinsic part of our daily lives – at work, in school or at home. The growing intensity of traffic, the increasing number of people living in towns and cities, and the fast tempo of life all play their part in the fact that unwanted noise filters its way through to our ears. As a result levels of stress may rise, we may become irritated, tired, experience insomnia, lower levels of concentration and efficiency at work. An appropriately designed acoustic insulation system is a solution to all the above mentioned problems.

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Excessive noise, coming from one room to another or from outside, affects our psychophysical health. However, how we react to the sounds around us depends on the situation which we find ourselves in. We need to be protected from unwanted noise during the night whilst sleeping and while working in the office or in the production plant.

Therefore, we can define noise as undesirable sounds in a given place, time and circumstances. It is important to adapt the sound insulation to the given conditions.

Nyquifix is a system for insulating existing building partitions. It is a perfect solution for all people in need of peace and quiet. Moreover, major renovations for introducing the system are not required. Thanks to the complete elimination of the substructure, the Nyquifix system is a so-called floating surface, which prevents the formation of flanking noise.

The thickness of the entire system, consisting of 3 insulating layers, is only 47 mm. The system, depending on the type of wall and side-to-side transmission, increases insulation performance by 9 – 14 dB.

Nyquifix Pro is a multi-layer sound insulation system designed to insulate existing building partitions. It consists of 5 independent insulating layers of different structure and density. Layers in the form of elastic high-density foam and a heavy anti-vibration primer with low dynamic stiffness ensure a high level of vibration damping.

A double layer of fiber-gypsum boards and a flexible sealing compound, create a strong insulating barrier in the wall. The total thickness of the system is 63 mm. Depending on the type of wall, Nyquifix Pro increases insulation performance by 12 – 18 dB.

Shock Mat floor underlay can be used for all types of floors: parquet, floor panels, stoneware, terracotta, PVC, sports flooring or laminate boards. It is characterized by a very low dynamic stiffness, thanks to which it works perfectly as a vibro-isolator. Shock Mat gives fantastic acoustic insulation of floors from impact and material sounds.

It can be used together with underfloor heating and other installations in the screed. Shock Mat can be used in industrial and public facilities.

Silent Mat is an insulating underlay for carpets. It is ideal for facilities such as offices, hotels, schools or single and multi-family houses. It is characterized by high acoustic insulation from airborne and impact noise. It also provides additional thermal insulation.

Its open-cell construction and high flexibility not only guarantees good acoustic properties, but also high comfort of use. It creates the effect of a soft carpet and reduces surface unevenness. Silent Mat is available in 5, 10 and 20 mm thicknesses.

The suspended ceiling should have an appropriate surface mass and be as isolated as possible from the main ceiling and walls. The substructure of the new ceiling must be secured with special vibro-insulating hangers consisting of an elastomer/ spring and two independent fasteners.

The type of vibration isolation should be adjusted to the resonance frequency and mass of the structure. The suspended ceiling should be made of heavy acoustic boards and placed at a distance of min. 100-150 mm from the main ceiling.

The EcoCeiling dB suspended ceiling consists of a substructure and two-sided coffer panels. The outer side is made of eco-friendly PET material with the highest sound absorption class A coefficient. The inner side constitutes a sound barrier in the form of an insulating mat and a hard acoustic board.

EcoCeiling dB is covered with a smooth coat of natural fibers in white, gray or black, which does not require painting. Thanks to this, the ceiling has much better sound absorbing properties than standard mineral wool coffers.

The type and construction of ventilation silencers, intake / exhaust and suppressing dampers should be adapted to the sound power and frequency characteristics of the given ventilation system. Based on many years of experience in the design of insulation, we create our own designs of simple, baffle type and elastic silencers.

Our engineers design solutions tailored to a specific investment and prepare the necessary technical documentation. To ensure that everything works correctly, we usually do the assembly ourselves.

All machines generate periodic or forced vibrations resulting from the acting dynamic forces. These vibrations are often strong enough to be transferred to the floor, ceiling and structural elements of the building. This can adversely affect our comfort and interfere with the operation of devices and reduce their longevity.

Above all, however, strong vibrations create excessive noise. In order to reduce the transmitted vibrations, suitable vibro-isolators should be used. We choose all types of plate, roller, spring and elastomer insulators.

Treadmills, benches, stacked machines and free weights can generate a lot of noise from impact sounds. It is carried by vibrations on the floor to the walls and ceilings and to neighboring rooms, as well as higher and lower floors of the building. To prevent this, we make special pads, feet and vibro-insulation platforms adapted to the weight and loads generated by the device.

We also design platforms for barbells, so as to eliminate even the most burdensome of vibrations and noise.

Insulation process


Tworzenie izolacji od podstaw.

Oferujemy pomoc na każdym etapie projektu oraz szereg usług takich jak: projektowanie adaptacji i izolacji akustycznej, konsultacje, pomiary i symulacje akustyczne (zgodne z metodyką akredytowaną), sporządzanie audytów, operatów i analiz oraz nadzór nad poprawnym wykonaniem prac.

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Inne usługi

Analysis of premises

  • On-site visit
  • Analysis of project documentation
  • Analysis of building construction
  • Determining potential acoustic faults
  • Establishing acoustic priorities

Acoustic measurements

  • Insulation measurement of building
  • Measurement of noise from installation (HVAC, sanitational)
  • Measurement of noise from equipment (generators, pumps)
  • Measurement of vibration noise (machines)
  • Measurement of environmental noise

Acoustic insulation design

  • Calculation of building insulation and wall, ceiling components
  • Calculation of acoustic power of technical equipment
  • Calculation of static and dynamic load
  • Selection of acoustic and building materials
  • Selection of insulation systems, silencers, enclosures

Production and assembly

  • Production and preparation of insulation materials
  • Production of elements to order e.g. dampers, screens
  • Execution of building work e.g. walls, floors, ceilings
  • Assembly of acoustic insulation
  • Verification of effectiveness of solutions used

Insulation process


Tworzymy akustykę od podstaw

Oferujemy pomoc na każdym etapie projektu oraz szereg usług takich jak: projektowanie adaptacji i izolacji akustycznej, konsultacje, pomiary i symulacje akustyczne (zgodne z metodyką akredytowaną), sporządzanie audytów, operatów i analiz oraz nadzór nad poprawnym wykonaniem prac.

Zobacz co jeszcze możemy dla Ciebie zrobić.

Inne usługi

Analysis of premises

  • On-site visit
  • Analysis of project documentation
  • Analysis of building construction
  • Determining potential acoustic faults
  • Establishing acoustic priorities

Acoustic measurements

  • Insulation measurement of building
  • Measurement of noise from installation (HVAC, sanitational)
  • Measurement of noise from equipment (generators, pumps)
  • Measurement of vibration noise (machines)
  • Measurement of environmental noise

Acoustic insulation design

  • Calculation of building insulation and wall, ceiling components
  • Calculation of acoustic power of technical equipment
  • Calculation of static and dynamic load
  • Selection of acoustic and building materials
  • Selection of insulation systems, silencers, enclosures

Production and assembly

  • Production and preparation of insulation materials
  • Production of elements to order e.g. dampers, screens
  • Execution of building work e.g. walls, floors, ceilings
  • Assembly of acoustic insulation
  • Verification of effectiveness of solutions used

Noise caused by footsteps comes from so-called impact sounds generated as a result of transferring vibrations directly to the ceiling. In most cases, they can be eliminated by using special acoustic mats placed on the floor. Sometimes the sound passes from the ceiling to other structural elements of the building such as walls, ceiling beams or columns. In such situations, a thorough analysis of the entire building structure is required.

There is a principle that noise is most effectively eliminated from the sound source, therefore acoustic insulation should start from the side of the noisy neighbor, especially in the case of low frequencies. Sometimes moving speakers to another wall or making a special platform for the subwoofer solves the problem. However, it is often necessary to perform acoustic measurements (to determine exactly which elements and to what extent transmit the sound) and to perform additional acoustic insulation of the walls or ceiling.

In most cases, acoustic measurements are necessary to verify the insulation “leakage” and determine the “paths” through which the sound is penetrating. It is also important to determine the frequency at which it is transmitted so as to select the appropriate acoustic insulation materials. Measurements are also carried out before and after insulation work to check effectiveness. Omitting the acoustic measurements may cause ineffective sound insulation.

One should be aware of the fact that not every material with good thermal insulation will be a good acoustic insulator. The parameter characterizing thermal insulation is the Lambda heat conduction coefficient expressed in W/mK units. In turn, the acoustic insulation of materials is most often determined by the weighted acoustic insulation index Rw (from airborne sounds) and the weighted indicator of normalized shock level reduction – delta Lw (from impact sounds).

In the floating floor, the supporting layer, e.g. a screed, dry screed or floor boards, does not rest directly on the structural ceiling. It also does not have contact with the side walls. The sound insulation layer separates it from the floor, while the so-called expansion joint in the form of a slot filled with acoustic material separates it from the walls. Thanks to the physical removal of the floor from other building partitions, the noise does not spread as it would in the case of an ordinary floor.

Unfortunately, there is no clear answer to this question. It all depends on the type of noise, i.e. whether it comes in the form of impact or airborne sounds, the frequencies transmitted, direction of transmission (from top to bottom or vice versa), and the various ways in which it occurs. In the case of impact sounds, the solution may be a floating floor, however, the thickness and type of insulation layers should be selected individually on the basis of acoustic measurements and calculations.

In such situations, it is always worth having a dialogue with the neighbors. From a technical perspective, the first step is to conduct a so-called environmental interview with them and to perform acoustic measurements. Only then is it possible to determine the type of faults and assess whether and to what degree the problem can be solved. We offer assistance not only with measurements, but also in conducting conversations with neighbors and preparing independent opinions and acoustic expertise.

The most common reasons for poor acoustic insulation of partition walls are: improper ventilation ducts, wall mounting directly on the raised floor, partition wall construction to the level of the suspended ceiling, noise leakage on connection with the facade or ceiling, poorly selected insulation materials, improper assembly of expansion joints, inaccurate placement of materials. There may be even more reasons for this, so it is advisable to consult an expert before undertaking any repair work.

Partition walls with a frame structure should be made of g-k boards with increased acoustic insulation, for example, acoustic boards or fiber-gypsum boards and tightly placed absorbing material between them. In some cases, it is recommended to use a double layer of acoustic boards or special multi-layer insulation systems. When building the wall, it is necessary to remember to observe all the rules that ensure proper “tightness” of the entire structure. Ordinary g-k boards or glass give the most inferior type of acoustic insulation.

The transmission of sound can be compared to a water leak. One “crack” in our room is enough for all the water to leak out. The same goes for sound with the difference that it spreads evenly in all directions. Sometimes leaks in sound insulation can only be identified by means of acoustic measurements. Usually, sound passes through several independent routes, which is why a comprehensive approach to the problem and acoustic measurements is important.

The office kitchen is a perfect place for informal meetings, where you can talk, have a coffee or eat a meal. However, in many cases this kitchen it is not a separate room as such, but only a specially separated zone in the open space. In such cases, the sounds of conversations and kitchen appliances can be bothersome to other employees. To remedy this, use special screens or acoustic panels that reduce reverberation noise.

Vibration isolation is aimed at limiting the transmission of vibrations caused by the operation of machines, devices or motor vehicles. Excessive vibrations transmitted to the ceiling and walls of the building often cause undesirable noise. To prevent this, appropriate vibroinsulation elements are used. However, their selection is not a simple task. Poorly chosen acoutisc materials, may not only bring undesired effects, but even opposite ones to those intended. Therefore, it is worth consulting an acoustician in this matter.

Typically, special vibro shock absorbers are used, which are placed between the machine and the ground. Their task is to reduce the dynamic forces acting on the ceiling or structural elements of the building. There are many types of such vibro insulators, for example, elastomeric, layered, spring, rope, etc. Their selection depends on the type of machine, its mass and the vibrations generated by it. To find the right acoustic solution, calculations should be made.

This is a very common problem. This is due to the so-called impact sounds that do not propagate in the air, but through building construction elements in the form of vibrations. To prevent this, a multi-layered acoustic insulation, floating floors is used in free load areas and special anti-vibration feet for machines and treadmills. It is best to plan the right type of floor in each zone at the club’s designing stage or screed. Later, changes may turn out to be difficult to implement or constitute a substantial cost.