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Schöck Tronsole® - quiet comfort in residential and office buildings

10 of March '21

Schöck Tronsole® - acoustic protection for stairwells

In recent years, staircases have regained their original function. They are no longer an element used extensively only during construction, but also during the operation of buildings. Despite the fact that most newly constructed residential and office buildings, regardless of their height, have elevators, our sedentary lifestyle and at the same time the fashion for being 'fit' forces us to look at the staircase a little differently - as a great tool for strengthening our physical condition on a daily basis. Also the pandemic has caused staircases to be chosen more often by building occupants - this is due to the desire to avoid direct contact with other people as well as restrictions on the number of people who can be in an elevator at the same time.

What is healthy for some, for others can be annoying and lead to various diseases. This unfavorable factor is noise. Increased use of staircases, can lead to the penetration of impact sounds (from footsteps) into office, residential or hotel rooms with increased intensity. Building materials transmit sound very well, and the source of the noise is usually difficult to locate - probably each of us has felt first-hand the consequences of a neighbor's renovation - a neighbor who, contrary to the sound level of a howling drill, does not live right behind our wall but several floors below or above our apartment.

Building regulations require that newly constructed buildings use solutions that limit the level of impact sounds penetrating from stairwells into residential, office and hotel rooms. Depending on the type of construction, the maximum level of sound penetrating into the so-called receiving rooms - that is, our apartments or places of work or leisure - varies, but in each case the use of solutions that reduce this sound is required. The correctness of the acoustic protection of stairwells is measurable, and such a service is offered at the stage of receiving apartments by companies specializing in construction acoustics.

Schöck has developed the Schöck Tronsole® product line, which minimizes the level of sound penetrating through walls into rooms adjacent to stairwells. Schöck Tronsole® elements are at the same time a structural element and an impact sound reduction element - made possible by elastomeric pads developed specifically for Schöck Tronsole® products. No matter how the construction of staircase elements - flights and landings - is solved, Schöck Tronsole® elements can be used in any case and enjoy quiet comfort.

For more information, visit the company's SCHÖCK Sp. z o.o. page on the A&B portal.

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