Funding for sound insulation

SILENCIO

Obtain funding for soundproofing work

SILENCIO can help finance the soundproofing of individual or collective housing, educational institutions and health and social institutions.

  • 12 300 homes soundproofed since 1995
  • €77M of work covered
  • 98% satisfied customers
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What kind of work is covered?

Sound insulation is the technical solution for limiting the noise level inside buildings. The aim is to ensure adequate soundproofing without preventing the air from circulating (ventilation). Soundproofing work usually concerns:

  • The roof and attic insulation
  • Doors: threshold, etc.
  • Woodwork: glazing and windows
  • Roller blind casing
  • Associated ventilation work (air intakes, etc.)

Please be aware: the work must be carried out by specialised builders, and the treatment chosen must be carried out in its entirety to obtain the noise attenuation level recommended by the acoustics expert.

Am I eligible?

People who live near the airport can apply for funding from Silencio to pay for the acoustic study and soundproofing work based on 3 successive conditions:

  • The premises/housing are in an area covered by the Noise Pollution Plan (PGS in French)

Around the airport, this plan concerns plots located in certain areas of Aussonne, Blagnac, Colomiers, Cornebarrieu, Daux, Merville, Mondonville, Ramonville Saint-Agne and Toulouse.

> To check if you are in a PGS area, please visit the website Geoportal.

  • The premises/housing are in an area not covered by the Noise Exposure Plan (PEB in French, zones A to C), on the date when the building permit was issued.

> To check if you are in an area covered by the PEB, you can consult the Urban Planning Services or your Local Council’s website.

  • The premises/housing have not already received funding for soundproofing work.

About Silencio funding

Silencio funding is financed by the French Noise Tax for airlines (TNSA in French). The TNSA is collected by the DGAC (the French Civil Aviation Authority) from airlines, then transferred to the administrator of the airport concerned.

Where does this funding come from?

Silencio funding is financed by the French Noise Tax for airlines (TNSA in French). The TNSA is collected by the DGAC (the French Civil Aviation Authority) from airlines, then transferred to the administrator of the airport concerned.

This tax is based on the "polluter pays" principle that those responsible for noise pollution must pay the sound insulation expenses of those who suffer as a result. The tax is due for each take-off and is calculated according to the plane’s weight, engine and time slot. For example, for two planes with the same weight, the noisiest plane taking off in the middle of the night will pay 240 times more than the least noisy plane taking off during the day.

How is it allocated?

Silencio funding is managed by the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport Sustainable Development Service.

The CCAR must approve funding for all work applications submitted (CCAR: Commission Consultative d’aide aux Riverains, or Local residents’ assistance committee). It is composed of 3 bodies: aviation professionals, representatives of local authorities and local residents’ associations.

The time frame for obtaining funding varies depending on the funds available resulting from the budget guidelines adopted by the CCAR.

Contact

If you have any questions about your soundproofing project and before you start your SILENCIO application, we recommend that you get in touch with us.

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport Sustainable Development Service

Managing Sound Insulation Funding for Local Residents

(+33)05.34.61.80.97 ou (+33)05.34.61.80.99

a.silencio@toulouse.aeroport.fr