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Your Build - Spring 2018

C ontact Tel: 0800 032 8968 Ma rcu s J eff ord Build Aviator The self-build process Mitigating internal Picture this, you’re sat in your sound Spring 2018 7 Build Aviator provides a range of services to help builders, architects, and selfbuilders reduce risk of non-compliance, save time and increase effi ciency during the build process. We offer a range of services and support at each stage of the build process, from helping in achieving compliant product specifi cations, to assisting with a smooth process through building control sign off. Clients’ needs are at the heart of every project, whether that is building to minimum regulations or achieving an increased level of comfort and energy effi ciency. Through our services, guidance and support, Build Aviator enables you to build compliantly, intelligently and to a specifi cation that works for you, with products that are locally available. Marcus Jefford, commercial director at Build Aviator, explains how self-builders can mitigate sound travel through material selection to help prevent noise from becoming a nuisance post-build kitchen holding your morning coffee with sunshine fl ooding in from your stunning fl oor to ceiling windows. Your self-build project is fi nally complete, and you’re basking in pride looking at your picturesque new home. That peace is soon short-lived though, when you hear thuds of vibration as your son watches a fi lm in his bedroom above. Doesn’t quite seem as idyllic anymore, does it? When it comes to acoustics, external noise isn’t always the biggest nuisance, but sound transmission within the home is often a big source of frustration, particularly in detached properties. Building Regulations for acoustics are split into two parts: E1 covers protection of noise from adjoining buildings, i.e. a semi-detached house, so as a self-builder you won’t need to worry about this as it doesn’t impact detached dwellings. E2, however, does need to be a consideration, as this looks at sound travel within the home. Part E2 states: “Dwelling-houses should be constructed in such a way that, internal walls between a bedroom or a room containing a water closet, and other rooms and; internal fl oors provide reasonable resistance to sound.” Typically, these E2 requirements can be met by using materials that offer an airborne sound insulation of 40dB, i.e. a 100mm masonry wall or even just a single timber stud wall. Are these minimum standards enough for you? Honestly? It depends on your lifestyle and the level of noise you create Contact


Your Build - Spring 2018
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