From 1 July new benchmarks for the noise.

The new values are for noise levels at the residential façade.

For the housing of up to 35 sq m, the new level of 65 dBA to 60 dBA, and for housing more than 35 sq m will become the new value of 60 dBA, against the previous 55 dBA.

the Decision does not, however, any changes in the requirements for the aural environment indoors.

this facilitates for municipalities that want to build homes in high-traffic locations, " says housing minister Peter Eriksson in a press release.

– Despite the fact that the government had earlier said no to the increased requirements, there is now hope that the changes will contribute to increased housing construction, mean bostadsministerns press secretary Carl-Martin Vikingsson.

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