There is nothing worse for new homeowners in medium density apartments than to discover they can hear more than they expected from their new neighbours. The intent with acoustics is to prevent or significantly reduce airborne or impact sound travelling between tenancies so the dwelling owners can enjoy their space.
Equally, architects, designers and engineers require surety that the products they specify are tested, robust solutions that will exceed building code requirements.
When Resene Construction Systems designed their INTEGRA Central Barrier Intertenancy Walling System, they worked with innovative acoustic and fire engineers to create a system that firstly needed to exceed the Building Code requirements in terms of acoustics and fire performance, and also a system that was simple, fast and efficient to install.
INTEGRA ticked all the boxes — the standard system provides an acoustic performance of STC64 with a single layer of 10mm plasterboard — this is nine points higher than the NZBC STC55 requirement. The system also achieved a 2hr fire rating (FRR120/120/120) with the same standard specification.
INTEGRA Central Barrier Intertenancy Wall systems have been through full scale testing including BRANZ Fire lab, and Auckland University Acoustics lab with all test results available on the Resene Construction website. There are no secrets or systems based on opinion when it comes to such an important investment.
Head to the Resene Construction Systems website to learn more about their range of products and systems for the built environment.