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1. (WO2004031504) BUFFERING MATERIAL FOR USE IN FLOOR, CEILING AND WALL CONSTRUCTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2004/031504    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2003/001433
Publication Date: Apr 15, 2004 International Filing Date: Oct 1, 2003
IPC: E04B 2/74
E04B 5/12
E04B 9/18
E04F 15/20
F16F 1/02
F16F 1/42
F16F 3/12
F16F 15/04
Applicants: GONDOSCH, Rob
Inventors: GONDOSCH, Rob
Title: BUFFERING MATERIAL FOR USE IN FLOOR, CEILING AND WALL CONSTRUCTION
Abstract:
A buffering material for use in floor, ceiling or wall construction is described. In floor construction, there is provided a piece of metal being generally U-shaped and placed between the floor joist and the flooring, such that the two ends of the generally U-shaped piece of metal remain in generally spaced-apart relation. The piece of metal can also be bent further so that it is in a generally accordion-shape. The ends of the metal can be wrapped around the floor joist to provide a more secure fit and assist in the reduction of the sound transfer. A screw or similar fastening means is used to secure the flooring to the floor joist. Sound-reducing strips, such as rubber (i.e. from recycled tires) or plastic, can be used to further reduce the sound transfer. The above buffering materials can be used in ceiling or wall construction in a similar manner.