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Combating noise pollution in urban areas

  • 31 May 2017

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Jacksons Fencing has published a guide for landscape architects, urban planners and exterior designers on managing noise pollution.

According to a recent study, people who live in noisy cities are more likely to be subject to hearing difficulties. Additionally, noise pollution caused by traffic, construction and industry can cause stress, fatigue and poor sleep quality.

The World Health Organisation has found that it costs $750 billion globally when medical bills, lost earnings and other hearing loss related problems are accounted for.

Cris Francis, Head of Commercial Sales at Jacksons Fencing, commented: “Noise pollution is now a big concern in our cities as we build more major roads, rail and other transport networks closer to where we live and work. Such a concentration of construction activity, vehicles and people brings with it noise that in many cases is unwanted and avoidable.

Our new guide highlights the impact of sound and aims to provide advice on how timber acoustic barriers can reduce unwanted noise and improve our surroundings with natural façades that are sustainable and cost-effective.”

The UK’s population currently stands at 65 million, with a density of 263 people per square kilometre. This figure is expected to meet 77 million by 2050 – adding even more demands on to housing and critical infrastructure. 

The continued growth means residential, commercial and leisure properties are being built very close to one another. When intersected with the aforementioned new transport links, it equates to more exposure to excessive noise for a large number of the populace.

Modern acoustic solutions

Jackson’s Fencing has developed a range of acoustic timber fencing barriers in collaboration with independent sound engineers, to achieve noise reductions of 28dB and 32dB.

Jackson’s can provide tailored advice, guidance and expertise every step of the way, from design support to manufacturing and installation.

The acoustic range is covered by a 25 year guarantee, as it is Jakcure pressure treated to provide lasting protection against wood-boring pests and all forms of wet and dry rot, above and below ground.

Jacksons Fencing
Stowting Common Ashford
Kent
TN25 6BN
United Kingdom

email: security@jacksons-fencing.co.uk
telephone: 01233 750 393

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