Controlling Noise

Bedrooms and media rooms

The world around us is increasingly full of unwanted interior and exterior noise. As our lifestyles and living habits change (such as homes being built closer together, increased traffic and households having more appliances), noise levels are on the increase. There are various ways of reducing the noise around you, with effective noise control recommended for areas such as:

  • Bedrooms and studies

  • Lounge, dining room, home cinema, rumpus

  • Laundries, toilets, bathrooms, kitchens. 

GIB Noise Control® Systems utlises a combination of products and building practices that work together to reduce (not eliminate) noise. They work by trying to stop sound waves or vibrations from passing through walls, ceilings, windows or doors.

GIB Braceline® GIB Noiseline® is the primary plasterboard used in GIB Noise Control® Systems. It is a specially developed lining with an extremely dense core that provides superior noise reduction performance compared with GIB® Standard Plasterboard.

For more information on controlling noise around your home view the "Building a Quieter Home" brochure.  

Noise Control Tips

  • When building, try to avoid locating the bedrooms next to main noise sources such as lounges, kitchens or laundries. Think about placing ensuites and wardrobes between these areas for maximum separation. 
  • For privacy the studies should be located away from external noise sources such as traffic
  • Reduce noise by installing a GIB Noise Control® System.
  • While renovating, after removing old linings, it's the perfect time to add extra power points, light switches and insulation.