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Acoustic design solutions from Earcon Acoustics feature in many new housing developments

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Earcon Acoustics works with residential developers to provide good sound insulation for homes close to neighbours or near motorways

Acoustic design solutions from Earcon Acoustics feature in many new housing developments

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With no signs of Auckland's residential boom slowing, it's scarcely surprising to see the city spreading in all directions.

But it's not just new subdivisions that are changing the face of the city – the type of housing is also changing. High-density living, including terrace houses and apartments, are in hot demand.

Developers are putting an emphasis on quality construction and good sound insulation, which is where Earcon Acoustics is helping.

Earcon has been involved in the design of several major developments, including Hobsonville Point in the west of Auckland, Flat Bush in the south and apartments on East Coast Road and Long Bay on the North Shore. The company has also provided acoustic design solutions for terraced houses in Hamilton.

Although some of these developments are close to motorways or on aircraft flight paths, comfort and peace have not been compromised.

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Double gazing, insulation and high mass cladding have resolved the issue of external noise transfer. Smart, economic solutions for inter-tenancy walls and floors have also been applied. These range from traditional precast concrete to Comflor slabs and timber-framed systems.

To contact Earcon Acoustics, phone (09) 443 6410. Website:www.earcon.co.nz

First published date: 28 July 2015

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