Floor Soundproofing Solutions that help you achieve Compliance
If you're looking for floor soundproofing that that works towards passing Part E of the Building Regulations, then you have come to best place. We are able to offer guidance on the regulations and a variety of floor soundproofing products and solutions to assist both professionals and non-professionals in fulfilling regulation E criteria for newly constructed and converted buildings.
If you are a new home builder, we can help you with the Robust Details scheme and guide you on soundproofing methods that can be used instead of pre-completion sound testing, which is necessary to meet the requirements of Part E of the Building Regulations.
What is Regulation E?
In 2003, the government implemented soundproofing legislation to address the issue of noise pollution. This legislation was detailed in the Approved Document-Part E of the Building Regulations, which outlines the standards for "Resistance to the Passage of Sound".
In short, the aim is to enhance the acoustic insulation between and within dwellings, hostels, hotels, and residential homes. The objective is to achieve a lowest airborne sound of 43 dB and an impact sound of less than 64 dB for new constructions and renovations. Our aim is to make complying Regulation E easier for customers just like you.
What is the Purpose of the Part E Legislations?
Want the Part E Approved Guide?
For more information on Building Regulations Part E, visit our Regulations E page that has more details and a copy of the regulations to download.
Overlay Solutions for Retaining Existing Floors
The simplest way of improving the airborne and impact sound performance of an existing timber floor is to overlay the floor with an isolating layer and a new wearing surface. Overlay systems are designed for domestic timber floors where the existing timber deck remains.
The flooring system must be laid over an existing sub floor and not direct to joists, and the boards generally consists of a layer of acoustic foam bonded to moisture resistant chipboard. We also have ’slim-line’ floor solutions which have been designed to keep floor depth gain to minimum.
Regulation E Floor Soundproofing Solutions
Our soundproofing solutions for floors work towards achieving Regulation E's acoustic performance, while also being easy to install (even in tight spaces), cost-effective, and taking up minimal space. Each option has an online calculator which provides an exact cost, and the manufacturers have thoroughly tested them with corresponding test results.
By using one of our floor soundproofing solutions in conjunction with a ceiling solution you will achieve the soundproofing performance required to comply with Regulation E.
Floating Floor Solution
We provide acoustic overlay floating-systems from Monarfloor and Hush Acoustics for timber or concrete floors for those in need of high performance soundproofing. Fine for competent DIYers, these systems can be easily installed and allow you to choose the overall depth gain as well as performance levels, while also adding a layer of acoustic insulation.
Absorbalay High Impact Solution
Adding a resilient layer to the floor is essential in reducing the impact sound, and the Absorbalay premium rubber mat with its dense foam core is the ideal product for the job. Even an individual with basic DIY knowledge can install the mat by measuring and cutting it, and laying it on the chosen floor.
Below Floor Soundproofing Solutio
This soundproofing solution is perfect for those who want to maintain their space while experiencing top-notch performance. The desired soundproofing level can be achieved by using thicker membranes and acoustic Planc plasterboards. For a successful installation, it is highly recommended to hire a professional or someone with expert DIY skills.
Our Range of Regulation E Soundproofing Products:
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As the same GenieClip is used the same furring strip can be used across systems, including the LB2 and LB3 systems, keeping things nice and simple....View full detailsOriginal price £4.05 - Original price £4.05Original price£4.05£4.05 - £4.05Current price £4.05
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For those customers wanting to incorporate the highest performance materials into their soundproofing projects we introduce the GenieClip solution....View full detailsOriginal price £3.00 - Original price £3.00Original price£3.00£3.00 - £3.00Current price £3.00
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Tecsound SY50 is a self adhesive acoustic membrane with an impressive performance for a mass loaded vinyl. It is extremely flexible and improves b...View full detailsOriginal price £64.95 - Original price £64.95Original price£64.95£64.95 - £64.95Current price £64.95
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Tecsound 50 is a very high performance acoustic membrane. It is non-adhesive, flexible and improves both impact and airborne passage of sound. It i...View full detailsOriginal price £54.95 - Original price £54.95Original price£54.95£54.95 - £54.95Current price £54.95
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The 10mm Phonestar SBX boards is the slim line cousin of the 15mm Phonestar Sbx board it is designed as a high performance addition to all soundpro...View full detailsOriginal price £21.95 - Original price £21.95Original price£21.95£21.95 - £21.95Current price £21.95
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Tecsound 100 is the highest performing acoustic membrane we know of. It is non-adhesive, flexible and improves both impact and airborne passage of ...View full detailsOriginal price £63.95 - Original price £63.95Original price£63.95£63.95 - £63.95Current price £63.95
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Acoustic mineral wool is designed to work specifically at reducing the passage of airborne sound. It will also help reduce reverberant sound. It is...View full detailsOriginal price £41.95 - Original price £43.95Original price£41.95 - £43.95£41.95 - £43.95Current price £41.95
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The solution which runs parallel to existing joists sets the GenieClip "furring bar" at virtually the same level as the existing joist line. This m...View full detailsOriginal price £5.45 - Original price £5.45Original price£5.45£5.45 - £5.45Current price £5.45
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Tecsound 70 is a very high performance non-adhesive acoustic mass loaded vinyl membrane. Its main use is in the soundproofing of floors . The extr...View full detailsOriginal price £67.95 - Original price £67.95Original price£67.95£67.95 - £67.95Current price £67.95
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SBx can be used for soundproofing walls, floors and ceilings whether constructed from timber, steel or solid substrate, in new builds, conversions,...View full detailsOriginal price £28.95 - Original price £28.95Original price£28.95£28.95 - £28.95Current price £28.95
What are the Fire Ratings for Soundproofing Materials?
In order to ensure the protection of those who will reside in the building, great attention must be paid during the construction process. While we can provide you with the fire resistance rating of the materials we supply, we cannot guarantee the fire resistance rating of the completed building or room. We advise you to seek out the advice of a specialist in fire safety for more information.
Looking for Guidance on Robust Details?
The Robust Details scheme is an excellent resource for anyone building a new house or residential development, as it can help to avoid potential problems related to pre-completion sound tests. We can provide advice on which soundproofing products and systems will meet the Building Regulations requirements specified in Part E. We also have a PDF download of the Robust Details Handbook for your easy reference.
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