by G Timmins and I West (24-Feb-2014)
This three-part Good Building Guide provides practical guidance for designers, construction managers and operatives, and property developers on understanding the requirements of national building regulations concerning the provision of sound insulation in dwellings.
Part 1 explains the importance of providing good sound insulation between and within homes. It describes: - the problems associated with neighbour noise- how to satisfy the current regulatory requirements in England and Wales- methods of measuring sound transmission in dwellings.
Considering the requirements relating to sound insulation at an early stage of any development reduces the likelihood of costly remediation measures and delays at completion.
Parts 2 and 3 give advice on providing the correct level of sound insulation when constructing new dwellings and converting a building into multiple dwellings.
The noise problem
- Airborne and impact insulation
- Direct sound transmission
- Indirect (flanking) sound transmission
Satisfying building regulations
- Approved Document E
Sound insulation testing
Enhanced standards of sound insulation between homes
- The Code for Sustainable Homes
- BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment
- Approved Document EReferences
A4, 12pp, 9 line drawings, 2 photos