Building regulations Approved Document E - Resistance to the passage of sound (2003 Edition)


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Contents

This Building Regulations Approved Document E – Resistance to the passage of sound, which took effect on 1 July 2003, deals with the Requirements of Part E of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2000 (as amended by SI 2002/2871).

 

Performance

  • Performance standards

Pre-completion testing

•        Grouping

•        Sub grouping for new buildings

•        Sub grouping for material change of use

•        Sets of tests in dwelling-houses (including bungalows)

•        Sets of tests in flats with separating floors but without separating walls

•        Sets of tests in flats with a separating floor and a separating wall

•        Types of rooms for testing

•        Sets of tests in rooms for residential purposes

•        Properties sold before fitting-out

•        Normal programme of testing

•        Action following a failed set of tests

•        Remedial treatment

•        Material change of use

•        Approved manner of recording pre-completion testing results

Separating walls and associated flanking constructions for new buildings

•        Junctions between separating elements and other building elements

•        Mass per unit area of walls

•        Plasterboard linings on separating and external masonry walls

•        Cavity widths in separating cavity masonry walls

•        Wall ties in separating and external cavity masonry walls

•        Corridor walls and doors

•        Refuse chutes

•        Wall type 1: Solid masonry

•        Junction requirements for wall type 1

•        Wall type 2: Cavity masonry

•        Junction requirements for wall type

•        Wall type 3: Masonry between independent panels

•        Junction requirements for wall type 3

•        Wall type 4: Framed walls with absorbent material

•        Junction requirements for wall type 4

Separating floors and associated flanking constructions for new buildings

•        Junctions between separating floors and other building elements

•        Beam and block floors

•        Mass per unit area of floors

•        Ceiling treatments

•        Floor type 1: Concrete base with ceiling and soft floor covering

•        Junction requirements for floor type 1

•        Floor type 2: Concrete base with ceiling and floating floor

•        Floating floors (floating layers and resilient layers)

•        Junction requirements for floor type 2

•        Floor type 3: Timber frame base with ceiling and platform floor

•        Junction requirements for floor type 3

Dwelling-houses and flats formed by material change of use

•        Work to existing construction

•        Corridor walls and doors

•        Wall treatment 1: Independent panel(s) with absorbent material

•        Floor treatment 1: Independent ceiling with absorbent material

•        Floor treatment 2: Platform floor with absorbent material

•        Stair treatment: Stair covering and independent ceiling with absorbent material

•        Junction requirements for material change of use

Internal walls and floors for new buildings

•        Doors

•        Layout

•        Junction requirements for internal walls

•        Junction requirements for internal floors

•        Internal wall type A: Timber or metal frames with plasterboard linings on each side of frame

•        Internal wall type B: Timber or metal frames with plasterboard linings on each side of frame and absorbent material

•        Internal wall type C: Concrete block wall, plaster or plasterboard finish on both sides

•        Internal wall type D: Aircrete block wall plaster or plasterboard finish on both sides

•        Internal floor type A: Concrete planks

•        Internal floor type B: Concrete beams with infilling blocks, bonded screed and ceiling

•        Internal floor type C: Timber or metal joist, with wood based board and plasterboard ceiling, and absorbent material

Rooms for residential purposes

•        Separating walls in new buildings containing rooms for residential purposes

•        Corridor walls and doors

•        Separating floors in new buildings containing rooms for residential purposes

•        Rooms for residential purposes resulting from a material change of use

•        Junction details

•        Room layout and building services design considerations

Reverberation in the common internal parts of buildings containing flats or rooms for residential purposes

•        Method A

•        Method B

•        Report format

•        Worked example

Acoustic conditions in schools

•        Method for calculating mass per unit area

•        Procedures for sound insulation testing

 

Source:   ODPM  

              (Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.)

 

For more information on this source please visit Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

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