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Free Content The development of robust details for sound insulation in new build attached dwellings

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This paper outlines the background, process and system approach towards the development of robust details (RD) for sound insulation for new build dwellings in England and Wales. Part 1 outlines the initial Robust Standard Details project and its framework, Part 2 describes the structure and operation of the RD scheme for Building Regulation E1 and Part 3 provides feedback on the first operating year of the scheme. In addition, comparisons are made between previous performance levels and constructions used for Part E (1992) relative to the RD approach using recent data feedback from random site inspections and testing.

The results of these early findings suggest that the RD methodology for sound insulation using a coordinated, pan-industry approach, in conjunction with criteria direction from government, can lead to an accelerated uptake in improved construction practice and allow government policy performance objectives to be met sooner.
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Keywords: robust details; sound insulation; housing; noise

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Principal Research Fellow Building Performance Centre Napier University, 10 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH10 5DT, UK

Publication date: 2006-03-01

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