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Rudozem Street Dog Rescue

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TARGET 6 - SOUNDPROOF FENCE APPEAL - COMPLETED

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT DONATED -  We reached our target goal ==  You can see photos of the construction and completion of the Sound proof fencing here

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On the 15 April 2014, we had an inspection from an official from the Animal, Health and Food Offices and a representative from the municipality. We were advised that we have to put up sound proof fencing around the shelter perimeter, like the fencing seen alongside some motorways and busy roads. In the past, the municipality refused permission for us to replace the perimeter fence. 


We had a site inspection and report from a specialist sound proofing company, Decibel BG.  They are going to replace the fence and gates to the exercise yards that are just a couple of metres from the building. That will block noise from the building and also from dogs in the outside pens barking when they hear other dogs going into the yards. This was a much more cost effective option as it was going to cost over a hundred thousand Levs if we were to do the whole perimeter of the property.


Price – quantity offer for 25 meters long and 3 meter high combined transparent and metal perforated

sound attenuating barrier on steel construction, with concrete fundaments and four gates:  28 820,40 Bulgarian Levs (approximately 14,752 euros) .  The quote is valid until early March 2015.


A.  Original Report from Decibel BG and recommended quotations.

B.  Current Quotation - Soundproof Fence/gates to Exercise yards adjacent alongside shelter. 


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Rudozem Street Dog Rescue is a non profit foundation in Bulgaria.  Foundation No. 175647065.
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Photos of where Soundproof Fence/gates will go - adjacent shelter (yellow line)

  • Findings from Decibel.bg if fencing was to go on perimeter.  (see report for findings)
    Findings from Decibel.bg if fencing was to go on perimeter. (see report for findings)
  • Red Line (is original order to replace perimeter fencing & 1 side).  (Yellow Line - After sound acoustics & engineering specifications report from Decibel.bg - they will be replacing exercise yard fence adjacent to shelter with sound proof fencing and gates.
    Red Line (is original order to replace perimeter fencing & 1 side). (Yellow Line - After sound acoustics & engineering specifications report from Decibel.bg - they will be replacing exercise yard fence adjacent to shelter with sound proof fencing and gates.
  • 3.2 metre from shed to exercise yard.
    3.2 metre from shed to exercise yard.
  • 1 metre from shed to exercise yard fence.
    1 metre from shed to exercise yard fence.
  • View from corner of the shed to exercise yard and village in the back ground.
    View from corner of the shed to exercise yard and village in the back ground.
  • View from corner of shed to exercise yard fence and village in the back ground.
    View from corner of shed to exercise yard fence and village in the back ground.
 

Sound Acoustics Report

Download Sound Report from Decibel BG and recommended quotations.
Decibel Ltd. is a full- service, independent noise engineering, acoustics consultancy and project execution company offering comprehensive services and materials for residential buildings, specialized premises and industrial buildings.

In 2014, Decibel.bg came to the shelter to do a site inspection with acoustic recordings & a sound engineering report (see report above).  In their findings,  Decibel advised that RSDR would need to install an 8 metre sound proof fencing around the perimeter, due to the high vantage point of nearby village houses for sound reduction to be effective.
Their second recommendation was to put a sound proof roofing panels over the length of the exercise yards, and the third option was to purchase a second hand metal hall for the exercise yards.

The local builder who did the shelter roof first gave RSDR a quote originally also and he was just going to put panels up around the perimeter but having had the proper engineers report we now know that would have been a complete waste of money because it wouldn't have made any difference to the sound.    We also can't attach sound proof fencing panels to the existing wooden fence, as there are no proper solid foundations so this would have had to be redone.

Quotations for option 2 & 3 we decided to not go with as we felt would be too unfair to the dogs to take from one building to another when they need fresh air and daylight.  
Option 1 however was still quite expensive.   

After many consultations and quotations, it was decided most of the noise was coming from the dogs in the outside pens and main building when they see others run past to exercise yards. Once in the exercise yards, those dogs don't make so much noise. If we didn't have dogs in the outside pens the noise wouldn't have recorded so high.  The final decision was for a 3 metre high fence to be put up nearer to the front of the building, replacing the fence and gates to the exercise yards.  Engineers reports show that this has to be 3 metres in order to be effective.   Obviously a fence this high has to have proper foundations. The current fencing to the exercise yards has no foundations.  At the time they were put up we did the best we could with available funds and we built them ourselves.  The new soundproof fence will have four gates with solid foundations so that we can get to the 4 separate exercise yards.  From a safety aspect, decibel also provided some transparent sound proof panels, so we are able watch the dogs, in case a dog was hurt, injured or in case of a dog fight.  Current Quotation - Soundproof Fence/gates to Exercise yards adjacent alongside shelter.