When it comes to specifying which partition wall or floor design to choose for a project or which product supplier or specifiers data sheet to trust, there’s a lot of confusion and mis-application. One of the most common points of confusion is the difference between Rw and DnT,w. Misunderstanding these two can lead to under performance or overspending, so here’s a brief guide to help you out.
The Basics of Soundproofing: Sound Insulation & Sound Testing for Part E of the Building Regulations
Soundproofing to ensure you meet the requirements of Part E of the Building Regulations should not be seen as an arduous task. Achieving good soundproofing between houses and flats is essential for our growing cities, nobody wants to hear their neighbours through a poorly soundproofed wall or hear the flat above you walking to and fro. Poor Sound Insulation is an issue that plagues many houses both small and large, through the development of noisy hobbies such as gaming systems, drum kits or food processors, or simply poorly soundproofed properties.
A review of Building Regulations Approved Document E: Sound Insulation & Sound Testing for Part E of the Building Regulations -
An important part of the national building regulations are the various approved documents within it. These approved documents give guidance to designers, developers and engineers as to how building regulations can be met in common building situations. As such, they give a vital point of reference when building properties that people in the industry can rely on. Interestingly, there is no legal obligation to adopt the solutions presented in the Approved Documents as the national Building Regulations can be met in other ways if preferred.
If you’re an employer working in an industry that’s notorious for the noise it produces, then one piece of legislation you might be familiar with is the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.
The Government provides clear guidance on the acoustics, lighting and ventilation requirements for all school buildings in the UK. It could be argued that the latter two are reasonably simple to quantify and control, however, effectively managing the acoustic environment of a busy education setting appears to be a far more complex and taxing proposition.
Your ears are amazing. That might sound like something that ranks fairly highly on a list of terrible pick-up lines, but people are often unaware of the incredible feats that their ears perform on a daily basis.
As the name suggests, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a slow and irreversible loss of hearing which can be entirely avoided by taking the necessary precautions.
While many parents or children’s birthday party organisers might be convinced that they hold the title of ‚’loudest job in the world’, there are many acoustic consultant verified professions that stretch the limits of the sound level meter.
For many people, it may feel like the quietest place on Earth is right in front of them after telling a bad joke. In reality, the quietest spot on our planet has people cracking up for a totally different reason.
Every employer knows that there are a million and one things that need thinking about when it comes to employee Health & Safety.