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RECO Construction overcoming construction noise challenges.

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RECO Construction overcoming construction noise challenges.

RECO Construction is currently engaged in a new project involving the construction of 37 brand new apartments. However, there is a challenge as the site is located right next to a kindergarten. Initially, they installed a wooden fence, believing it would help reduce the noise generated by the busy construction site. Unfortunately, this approach did not succeed, as most of the children attending the kindergarten are sensitive to noise. The noise from the construction site disrupted their focus and sleep.

Consequently, RECO had to adjust their working hours to minimize disturbance to the neighbouring kindergarten. Nevertheless, this modification did not prove to be effective, and they realized that their productivity was suffering. Therefore, they needed to find an alternative solution.

Client Information

RECO Construction

Specialises in creating medium to high-density residential and light commercial developments in New Zealand. The scale of our projects varies from 30 units to 150 units, and over 300 units are constructed each year.

Earcon, an acoustic consultancy, recommended the Hushtec Noise Control Barriers to RECO. Upon receiving this suggestion, RECO promptly contacted one of our consultants and explained their urgent need for a solution. After discussing the situation with them, we recognized that a custom order was necessary. The existing wooden fence was higher than usual, and it was essential to ensure a significant reduction in noise levels. As a result, we provided them with a 10kg/m2 Hushtec Noise Control Barrier, which was ideal for achieving optimal noise mitigation.

Following the installation of these barriers, RECO Construction was able to return to their normal working hours, and the kindergarten no longer received any complaints.

If you find yourself in a similar situation to what RECO Construction experienced, do not hesitate to contact Hushtec today. Let us assist you in lowering the noise levels on your site, allowing you to focus on your project.

Hushtec is the global leader in the development and manufacture of noise control solutions and technologies. All our products are manufactured in New Zealand.


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