Acoustics & Noise Insulation
Determining the Right Glass for the Right Acoustics
Overview

The Better Apartments Design Standards improve the liveability and sustainability of apartments across Victoria. The standards set out how apartments can be designed to provide good functional places to live.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that apartments deliver diverse and affordable housing options to meet the long-term needs of the Victorian community.

Sound insulation of windows

 

With windows,  effective noise protection becomes the result of an optional combination of frame profile, glass and installation type.

 

This calls for special sound-absorbing glass panes that will effectively keep out undesirable noises. 

 

If the glazing is to provide a high level of noise control, a detailed knowledge of the respective sound source is also critical. 

 

Noise & Vibration reports are now provided on most city developments. 

 

Victoria are leading the country with The Better Apartments Design Standards to improve the liveability and sustainability of apartments across Victoria. 

The standards set out how apartments can be designed to provide good functional places to live.

Noise control glazing such as SGG STADIP SILENCE therefore takes into account individual requirements with respect to the: type of sound, the level of sound insulation required, installation location and installation thickness.

The following factors are involved in the selection process:
  1. Determine the glazing system that has the best noise reduction properties.

  2. When using monolithic glass, increasing the glass thickness can help.

  3. When using laminated glass, you can increase the glass thickness or use different glass thicknesses for individual glass lites.

  4. When using insulating glass units, there are several options available, including increasing glass thickness; increasing the air space; evaluating different gas fills, spacers and sealant materials; and using different glass thicknesses for individual glass lites or a laminated component for one or both of the lites.

  5. The other factors that contribute to the overall acoustical properties of a building’s window system include the framing system and the sealants.

Further information

Stadip silence acoustic glass brochure

Better apartments design standards brochure