Floor Sound Insulation – Passing Floor Tests

In this brief article, we will concentrate on guidance to improve the sound insulation performance of existing floors, as most of the principles described here are applicable to new builds.

Two key areas need to be looked at when improving a floor construction: the airborne aspect (tv noise, music, speech etc.) is typically dealt with by applying ceiling treatments and mass to the system and the impact (e.g.…

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Sound Insulation Testing Explained

One of the many Building Regulations requirements when developing residential properties is to achieve a certain standard of sound insulation performance between dwellings.

The specific performance requirements for new builds and conversions are set within¬†Approved Document E (2003 Edition)¬†and are summarised in the following tables.…

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