There are a number of different regulations that affect how you may need to soundproof your home, including local noise pollution regulations, BCA requirements, and specific ventilation and lighting requirements (which, ultimately, determine how much window space you'll need). Knowing the regulations will help you to soundproof your house safely and effectively.
The Building Code of Australia sets out specific rules about how houses need to be insulated. Find out more about what's required for your house, in your state or territory.
Sound pollution laws make for good neighbours - and knowing what everyone's rights and responsibilities are in terms of sound levels will also help you plan your insulation. Find out more about noise pollution laws.
Asbestos, which was used for many years as an insulation material, can pose a serious risk to anyone renovating a home. Find out more about what to do if you suspect you have asbestos insulation in your home.
While insulation is vital to controlling the climate in your home, laws also exist to ensure that fresh air and light are available throughout new houses. Find out what these rules are, and how they relate to insulation.