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Last edited 04 Feb 2021
Part e compliance
In England and Wales the Building Regulations Approved Document E (ADE 2003, as amended), generally referred to as ‘Part E’, contain sound insulation regulations for both new builds and conversions. Under the regulations, buildings must achieve minimum performance standards for airborne and impact sound transmissions.
 Sound insulation requirements
- Block(s) of flats
- Houses – terraced or semi-detached
- Hotels and Hostels
- Houses of multiple occupancy
- Residential dwellings in a converted building
Airborne sound insulation tests identify how much of this type of sound gets through the wall or floor. Noise tests use calibrated noise levels in the test room, with noise measurement devices in the surrounding target rooms to measure how much the walls and floor block the noise from travelling to adjacent rooms or properties.
--Air Tightness Solutions 09:31, 16 Apr 2019 (BST)
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