I think internal wall soundproofing is very important and could convince me to build a smaller house
I am in the research phase for building a house in MA (would be my first), and find myself on board with almost all of the consensus best-practice ideas here on GBA: super-insulation, air-tightness, simplicity of design, small buildings, etc.
I see a fair amount of discussion regarding the bonus benefits of insulation with regards to soundproofing from the external environment, but I haven't seen much talk about how soundproofing the interior walls could convince people to build smaller houses. I find myself much more likely to build a simple and small house if I know that the sleeping areas will have an acoustic break from the central living area.
It's soundproofing that has really drawn me to products like Durisol/Faswall/ICF-in-general as a wall solution despite the seemingly near-consensus opinion that it's easier and cheaper to get a well insulated wall using wood-based approaches.
What do you all think? Am I out to lunch, or do I maybe have a point?
Posted Jul 11, 2014 1:27 PM ET
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