If I'm not mistaken lead lined wallboard is exclusively used in hospitals,
within the radiology department. It has a 0.5 mm layer of lead, perhaps
you're building a bomb shelter?
There's specific fiberglas insulation designed for sound proofing, it would
be far cheaper than buying and handling a lead product. After all lead must
be a hazardous material in Australia too.
just my two cents...
Lead is a very good sound material. It adds lot of mass. The
acoustical fiberglass is fair at best when used in a wall. They also do not
work best on the same frequencies. What material/construction is best
depends on the situation.
Unfortunatel 2cent is its worth. Lead is commonly used in
soundproofing and far superior to any fiberglass product. And
elemental lead (the metal) is not hazardous unless used in products
that carry edibles. It is lead oxides, sufides and organic compounds
that are hazardous. Course lead bullets are hazardous, but you don't
need to worry about poisoning.
There are many methods of soundproofing. Just what are your trying to
sound proof from what? Methods like double isolated studs from one room
to the next. special wallboard in a double thickness. Dividing walls
that go all the way up and sealed (in a lift out ceiling environment).
Special doors with double seals and gaskets. Different methods have a
different STC and a given frequency. Low frequencies are the hardest to
There are commercial wall panel distributors the have fiberglass core
fabric covered panels for commercial spaces use.
As far as I can remember, lead is a great sounproofer, but it needs to be
installed so that it is not bonded solidly to a substrate. The best
arrangement is to install it by weaving it between isolated studs. It needs
to be able to move to absorb vibration.
Thanks for the laugh guys, it would be nice to escape the mobile phones and
the aliens, but it is just for soundproofing. My uncle heard about it and
asked me if I could find it on the internet. All I can find is a reference
on http://soundproofing.org/infopages/whatsnew.htm I have written to them
and hope for a reply. from them, menwhile - if anyone knows anything I would
be grateful for the information.
A link to lead lined rooms is at
Prices for "Acousti-Lead" is at
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Many people would be afraid of lead thinking they would get lead poisoning.
An good alternative with the same qualities is gold. Use pure gold in place
of the lead and you will have better re-sale value.
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