Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Acoustics & floor insulation design
Sound insulation of floors between flats are a common concern for developers. With a multitude of products on offer within the market place understanding the effects of each material upon the impact insulation and airborne insulation can catch out the unwary developer. This can lead to expensive retro-fit products following a set of sound testing failures or simply the purchase of materials that may absolutely no difference! The concept of floor design does need to include the effects of other flanking pathways, especially where light-weight walls, service penetrations, downlighters, surface finishes and reduced ceiling heights has to be considered. Soundguard Acoustics can work with developers from preliminary ideas to final finish ensuring that your property will achieve the sound insulation requirements of Approved Document E whilst not making any expensive mistakes.
Posted by Rob Shaddick, MSc, MIOA