The Sound Test – Polystyrene Vs Wood Fibre Wall Insulation

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Deciding which material to use when insulating the walls of your home can be difficult. There are a lot of options and it can be hard to know which one to choose. Each has their own relative strengths and weaknesses, but only one is capable of high-quality sound insulation. If the sound quality of your home is important to you, we’d suggest you keep reading.

Wood Fibre wall insulation material can be used to dramatically improve the sound insulation performance of your wall. There are many other benefits to using Wood Fibre materials but one of the most evident is its sound performance.

If you were to compare Wood Fibre with Polystyrene, another alternative material, you can begin to appreciate the huge difference the choice of insulation can make to the sound experience in your home. The following video compares Polystyrene and Wood Fibre. As you can hear, the difference is quite alarming!

The question is, can you afford to live in an environment where noise can have this much of an impact? If you’re building your own home it’s because you want to live in a space that delivers complete comfort. You’ll consider many things during the process of building your home and make decisions based on what’s important to you. The sound experience of a home is often overlooked during an initial build and although there is always the option to retrofit, it’s far more expensive and disruptive to do so.

If you feel the quality of the acoustic environment in your home is important and you’d like to find out more about how Wood Fibre can help improve your wall insulation, please call Chris at Back To Earth on 01392 861763 or alternatively you can email him at

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