Sound Proof Fencing Introduction
How to reduce unwanted noise from construction sites? There are several different sound proof fencing
on the market, such as steel fence,
concrete fence, composite cloth, etc.
Unwanted noise from construction sites, utilities maintenance and rail engineering projects is
becoming increasingly a problem for contractors and site managers as complaints from affected
local communities is increasing. If works are delayed because of complaints and not end in time
they can cause the involved parties thousands of dollars in fines, so it really is important to
include sound proof solutions into your site management plans.
While sound proof fencing can ensure works complete on time, they can also
help reduce the amount of days needed to complete a project, by extending site operating hours.
If the noise being produced by a site is dramatically reduced, it may be possible for work to
take place later into the evening or start earlier in the morning as the effect on nearby
people is minimised.
Excessive noise is not only a problem for those living and working nearby, but also can damage
the health of employees who are working on site and who are continuously exposed to loud
noises. It has been scientifically proven that, along with noise and hearing issues such as
tinnitus, exposure to loud noise can also lead to stress and lack of sleep, eventually
resulting in heart problems in severe cases.
Steel fence and concrete fence are quite effective, but they also have many drawbacks. They are
heavy, expensive, not easy to install and dismantle. Composite cloth is too lightweit with
little sound proof ability, which can hardly be called sound proof fencing.
sound proof barriers are perfect for building sites and utility works
sites located in neighbourhoods or city centres where workers and residents are in nearby
locations. They have also become popular with companies undertaking rail engineering works in
subway stations, where commuters pass very close by and engineering noise is very strong, as
well as for overnight or very quick turnaround jobs where delays would mean massive disruption.
They are also ideal for projects such as road maintenance work at night, as each soundproofing
blanket barrier can come with a reflective strip for night time visibility, as well as
providing that extra level of safety support for workers in the dark by providing a clearly
marked out barrier between them and traffic.
As well as construction noise, the 4 layer sound reduction barrier is also suitable for use at
events such as concerts and festivals. It offers the ability to reduce the amount of noise
escaping from the event and travelling into nearby residential areas, but sound proof
fecing barriers can also be used to separate stages, stopping the music from one act
drifting across and contaminating the music from the next.