The development of robust details for sound insulation in new build attached dwellings
Authors: Smith, Sean; Baker, Dave; Mackenzie, Richard; Wood, John B.; Dunbavin, Philip; Panter, David
Source: Journal of Building Appraisal, Volume 2, Number 1, March 2006 , pp. 69-85(17)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Principal Research Fellow Building Performance Centre Napier University, 10 Colinton Road Edinburgh EH10 5DT, UK
Publication date: March 2006