Specialist glass partitions can be an ideal means to protect areas from noise such as computer games or television. Glass can in effect be equivalent to a brick wall in terms of heat insulation, strength and noise reduction with the added benefit that it will look good either clear or with any of a wide range of Decorative effects.
If you live near a busy road, railway line or under a flight path you might wish to use glass to reduce the noise to an acceptable level. There are various ways this can be achieved depending on the reduction required including the use of specially developed laminated glass. A common mistake when selecting the acoustic performance is to try and reduce ambient noise to zero. Even in a bedroom there should be a level of background noise otherwise other sounds within the house like central heating pumps can become intrusive.
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