Effectively designed and constructed noise barriers have numerous advantages.
Stakeholders across the entire community can benefit from acoustic barriers, that help create improved conditions and reduce noise levels.
Design of acoustic barriers must follow a number of simple criteria:
Design And Construction
- Must be tall and long with no openings
- Must be effective regardless of material used
- Must be constructed within 60m of the receiver
- Must be constructed as close as possible to the motorway or noise source
- Must be designed to be visually appealing
Benefits For The Whole Community
- Reduction In Noise Levels Of Up To 50%
- Increased Privacy
- Improved Views
- Cleaner Air
- Better General Living Conditions
Motorists should also be considered. When designing noise barriers always take the following into account:
- Noise barrier design and material selection should be chosen to avoid monotony for drivers.
- Design and material selections should be chosen in context with urban and rural settings.
- Design should avoid “tunnelling” effect for motorists.