Why is Soundproofing Important?

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Why is Soundproofing Important?

Meeting Building Regulations Soundproofing is required on new build and refurbishment projects in order to meet Part E Building Regulations. A qualified acoustic engineer must be employed to complete impact and airborne tests that determine whether the regulations have been met. These tests capture specific impact and airborne noise values in order for a project

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What is Airborne Noise Transmission?

Airborne Noise Transmission Airborne noise transmission occurs when noise travels through a separating floor or wall element from one area to another. It can be created by an exterior source or an interior dwelling. Examples of airborne noise include, music, voice and traffic noise. Failure to install the appropriate soundproofing products to prevent airborne noise

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What are Part E Building Regulations?

Part E Building Regulations Part E Building Regulations concerns the sound performance standards that must be met in order for a development to be considered fit for occupation. A project will not be signed off by building control if it doesn’t meet these standards. To meet these standards for new build and refurbishment developments soundproofing

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How to Soundproof an Existing Floor

Soundproofing a Floor, as part of a Refurbishment Project Meeting the soundproofing demands of an existing development can be extremely challenging. Refurbishment timber floors typically lack mass, resulting in issues with meeting the airborne and impact performance values required to achieve Building Regulations. Refurbishment concrete floors may not feature any acoustic treatment resulting in issues

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