The increase in development of brown field sites has prompted more specifiers to try to achieve better levels of sound attenuation for dwellings. This is a complicated subject, and usually requires collaboration with acoustic consultants to determine the best solution. Ventilation, due to its very nature of letting air circulate within a building, unfortunately compromises the acoustic performance of a property. And the combination effect of ventilation with other items in the building fabric can impact on the overall levels.
This has led a number of ventilator manufacturers to offer products labelled as ‘acoustic vents’, with a price premium over standard models. In many cases these
do not provide any improvement in reducing the noise levels entering a dwelling.
Larger products, containing a great deal of sound attenuating material, are the
only way to demonstrate any noticeable reduction.
As a result, Titon does not alter any standard trickle ventilator product to be promoted as an ‘acoustic’ vent, as we feel this is a false investment for both specifier and manufacturer. The Titon range comprises of only specifically designed noise reducing products which are proven to improve acoustic performance.
|SF Xtra Sound Attenuator Ventilator (click for detailed information)||44|
|AirLiner (air brick) (click for detailed information)||42|
|AirCore (air brick) (click for detailed information)||50|
|Sonair (mechanical air supply unit) (click for detailed information)||56|
We always recommend dialogue with an acoustic consultant when setting ventilation specifications which detail acceptable noise levels.