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Sound Insulation Design Guide – Converting Concrete Floors

January 6, 2023

There is a current trend for converting offices and other commercial buildings into residential flats.  Many of these buildings include concrete separating floors.  The mass of a concrete floor means that they will usually provide a good standard of airborne sound insulation.  However, the impact sound insulation of concrete floors is often poor.  Without appropriate […]

Posted By: Rob Cant

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Architectural drawing of a timber joist floor

Ultimate Sound Insulation Guide – Converting Timber Floors

September 21, 2022

When converting an existing building into residential flats, it is essential that you consider the sound insulation performance of the separating floors at an early stage.  Getting this wrong can result in failed Building Regulations sound insulation tests, significantly increasing costs and putting back final completion.  This design guide discusses the best ways to make […]

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Building Regulations Approved Document E

What is the difference between Rw, DnTw and Dw for sound insulation?

July 1, 2022

Rw, DnTw, and Dw are all different indices which describe sound insulation performance – or how much noise will transmit through a wall or floor.  Having different indices can be confusing and misunderstanding these terms could mean your building fails the final sound tests.  This guide gives an explanation of the terms and what you […]

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How to improve sound insulation for a timber joist floor

November 2, 2021

Effective sound insulation should be pre-planned into any new development as new homes are subject to Building Regulations Approved Document E, which aims to protect residents from noise in other rooms or adjoining properties.

Posted By: ACA Acoustics

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