Approved Document E of the Building Regulations (England and Wales) stipulates sound insulation criteria for new builds and for building conversions. The regulations state that separating walls and floors, and staircases with a separating purpose must meet both the airborne (speech, television sound, etc.) and the impact (footsteps, etc.) sound insulation standards.
The general method for complying with Part E Standards is through field measurements completed by a third party with UKAS accreditation for field testing of airborne and impact sound insulation. RSK Environment Ltd is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2546. Consequently, its building sciences team can help through its extensive experience in the construction industry.
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