No place awakens a sense of security, comfort and personal privacy as the home. However, one that is poorly Insulated from noise can lead to the occupier's sleep disturbance, stress, anxiety and a possible development of deeper conflicts within communities. In order to reduce this a residential building should have an adequate barrier against all external noise, including that from road traffic and aircraft. Sound transfer from neighbouring or commercial buildings should also be minimised especially In a mixed use development.
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