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Reducing Noise Problems with Floor Insulation

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Anyone who lives in an apartment block will be aware of the noise that neighbours can make, whether on the floor above, below or to the side. This will be particularly true if you have neighbours who play music loudly or otherwise disturb the peace of your unit. Even in a detached house, you may […]

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HISTORIC VICTORIA THEATRE RESTORATION

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The city of Newcastle is home to the oldest standing theatre in all of New South Wales. Surviving several alterations and rebuilds, various iterations of The Victoria Theatre have stood on its current Perkins Street site since 1876. In 1966, the theatre was permanently closed as an entertainment venue, sporadically being used as a retail […]

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THE DANGERS OF NOISE POLLUTION

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The Dangers of Noise Pollution Noise pollution is defined as being an excessive amount of noise that disrupts the natural balance. Disturbances to sleep patterns can cause fatigue and irritation, resulting in a reduced performance at work and in other activities. Although we can become accustomed to sounds that we hear all the time and […]

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SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S LOUDEST ANIMALS

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Some of Australia’s Loudest Animals For many animals, their normal behaviour is to remain relatively quiet and keep a low profile so they don’t attract the attention of predators. However, there are times when that doesn’t apply and they are particularly noisy. In general, animals will make a sound for a particular purpose. Often, this […]

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ACOUSTICAL CONSULTING SERVICES AND WHAT WE DO

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ACOUSTICAL CONSULTING SERVICES AND WHAT WE DO For the majority of people, sound plays a crucial part in their lives every day. Anyone who lives in a city or a developed area will appreciate that the more prosperous it becomes the louder things get. At Koikas Acoustics, we deliver acoustical consulting services and what we […]

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SOUND CONSULTING AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN URBAN AREAS

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SOUND CONSULTING AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN URBAN AREAS Any person tasked with planning a new urban development, or who is required to oversee the addition of new structures in an existing community has a duty to those that live and work in the area to conduct appropriate work to ensure that the way sound travels […]

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WHAT IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE ASSESSMENT?

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What is an Environmental Noise Assessment? Many years ago, noise was an accepted part of certain work and employees were allowed to suffer health problems as a consequence of that work. Now we live in more enlightened times, and laws and regulations have been established to stop that from happening. A consequence of this is […]

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ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE ASSESSMENT IS A MUST!

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Noise is an increasing feature of modern life. It comes from our neighbours, from traffic, industrial activity and a host of other sources. Noise can be intrusive, annoying and damaging for our health and well-being. But it isn’t something we simply have to put up with because there are numerous laws and regulations that seek […]