Sound insulation certification

Buildings must have sound insulation to a level that corresponds to its purpose (§18.2 German model building regulations (MBO)). The requirements of the associated DIN should ensure that people occupying dwelling or work spaces within buildings are protected from “unacceptable nuisance” caused by the transmission of sound. Where the DIN requirements are observed, interference from noise from neighboring dwellings and from technical installations in the building cannot be ruled out. Effective sound insulation can be achieved with the aid of VDI 4100 “Sound insulation in homes”.