Resilient bars allow secure fixing of plasterboard or other boards to timber joints while improving the acoustic insulation of walls or ceilings. When properly installed, they allow the wall or ceiling to flex slightly, which absorbs sound.
Read our complete guide to noise risk assessments in the workplace including our latest advice and information on legislation.
Pre completion sound testing, otherwise known as sound insulation testing, is a requirement under building regulations Part E for all new flats and houses, as well as conversions to dwellings where a material change of use has occurred. Here is what you need to know about pre completion sound testing:
View our guide to soundproofing floors including information on how to soundproof different types of flooring for Part E of the Building Regulations.
Managing noise pollution has become an important consideration for businesses with industrial, commercial or construction sites. The escalating use of noise-emitting equipment in every-day settings – from cooling and heating systems to power generators and fork-lift trucks – means that sound levels can rapidly escalate. Which is why there’s a growing demand for reliable plant noise surveys.
With air conditioning units being used more widely than ever, especially in public, commercial and office spaces, it’s crucial to understand how they impact on environmental noise levels and affect noise sensitive receptors in their vicinity – hence the growing demand for reliable air conditioning noise surveys. In an industrial or manufacturing setting, the noise emitted by an air conditioning unit may be inconsequential.
BS4142 Noise Survey & Assessment: A Practical Guide to BS4142 Noise Assessments and Planning Permission
What is BS4142? The British Standard BS 4142: 2014 - Methods for rating and assessing industrial and commercial sound is used for the assessment of noise of a commercial and industrial nature. It provides methods for rating and assessing sound of an industrial and/or commercial nature, including:
Extraction systems are among the most common noise nuisance complaints, especially in built-up areas where pubs and restaurants are located in close proximity to houses. The problems are exacerbated if commercial kitchen exhausts vent into small shared spaces or are located beneath residential units – flats and apartments situated above takeaways with late opening hours, for instance.
BS8233 Noise Survey & Assessment: A Practical Guide to BS8233 Noise Assessments and Planning Permission
What is BS8233? The British Standard BS 8233: 2014, Guidance on Sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings provides guidance on internal noise levels from steady state “anonymous” noise sources, such as road or rail noise.
Does Part E of the building regs apply? Whether Part E of the Building Regulations applies depends on whether the HMO is defined as rooms for residential purposes. The building regulations Part E states;