Sound Planning’s acoustic floors have been developed and fully tested to maximise their noise reduction performance; they have been stringently assessed by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Showcasing a new and simple method of achieving up to 90 minutes integrity and sound insulation, they also meet the correct airborne and impact requirements of the new Approved Document Part E of the Building Regulations Act.

Our acoustic floors are suitable for new builds or the refurbishment/ conversion of different buildings such as:

  • Houses
  • Flats
  • Offices
  • Shops
  • Hotels
  • Nursing homes
  • Museums and libraries
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Theatres
  • Shopping centres
  • Oil refineries

Advantages

  • Durable construction
  • Excellent acoustic performance
  • Aesthetic value
  • Tarnish proof
  • Stress-free maintenance

Components

BRC Acoustic Rubber Mat 6mm System for Timber Floors using Resilient Bars

A = BRC Acoustic Rubber Mat 1.25m x 10m x 6mm

B = Typical T&G Chipboard or Plywood Deck or Floorboards.

C = 10kg/m³ 100mm Acoustic Insulation.

D = Resilient Bar Fixed @ 400mm Centres.

E = Two Layers of 15mm Thick Acoustic Plasterboard

F = Timber Joists 50mm x 235mm @ 450mm Centres.

Test Results

          AIRBORNE        AVERAGE SITE        IMPACT
  Rw(+Ctr) (dB) = 52       TEST RESULTS     Lntw  (dB) = 54
     
DOC E REQUIREMENTS DOC E REQUIREMENTS DOC E REQUIREMENTS
Dntw + Ctr (dB) = 45 (min)      PURPOSE BUILT Lntw  (dB) = 62 (max)
Dntw + Ctr (dB) = 43 (min)      CHANGE OF USE Lntw  (dB) = 64 (max)

A method of upgrading timber joist floors to achieve improvements in the airborne and impact requirements of Part E (Sound) and also meet the requirements of Part B (Fire) of  The Building Regulations

 

MF Ceiling System using BRC Acoustic Rubber Mat 6mm for Timber Floors

CROSS SECTION THROUGH A TIMBER FLOOR WITH AN MF CEILING

A = BRC Acoustic Rubber Mat 6mm THICKNESS

B = TYPICAL T&G CHIPBOARD OR PLYWOOD DECK OR FLOORBOARDS

C = 150mm x 50mm TIMBER JOISTS @ 400mm CENTRES

D = 100mm 10kg/m³ INSULATION LAID ON TOP OF THE MF GRID

E = RIGID ANGLE HANGERS AT 1200mm CENTRES

F = PERIMETER CHANNEL FIXED AT 600mm CENTRES

G = PRIMARY CHANNELS

H = CEILING FURRING CHANNELS FIXED AT 400mm CENTRES

 I = 2 LAYERS OF 15mm SOUNDBLOC PLASTERBOARD

A simple method of upgrading timber joisted floors to achieve improvements in the airborne and impact requirements of Part E (Sound) and also meet the requirements of Part B (Fire) of The Building Regulations

Contact Us

With all your acoustic floor enquiries, please call 01252 711972 or email us at enquiries@soundplanning.co.uk.

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