England

Approved Document E covers the regulations surrounding ‘Resistance to the passage of sound’ which includes:

  • Protection against sound from other parts of the building and adjoining buildings
  • Protection against sound within a dwelling house
  • Reverberation in the common internal parts of buildings containing flats or rooms for residential purposes
  • Acoustic conditions in schools

ROCKWOOL have created an accompanying guidance document which provides a quick and easy reference guide of typical constructions using ROCKWOOL insulation products that will assist the end user in meeting the performance levels required by Part E/G of the Building Regulations for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Scotland

The purpose of the standards in Section 5 is to limit the transmission of sound to a level that will not threaten the health of occupants from sound transmission deriving from attached buildings and a differently occupied part of the same building. They also cover sound from within the same dwelling if occupants are in rooms where they would expect to have some degree of peace and quiet.

ROCKWOOL has created a supporting guidance document which provides a quick and easy reference of typical constructions using ROCKWOOL insulation products that will assist the end user in meeting the performance levels required by Section 5 of the Scottish Building Regulations.

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Wales

Approved Document E covers the regulations surrounding ‘Resistance to the passage of sound’ which includes:

  • Protection against sound from other parts of the building and adjoining buildings
  • Protection against sound within a dwelling house
  • Reverberation in the common internal parts of buildings containing flats or rooms for residential purposes
  • Acoustic conditions in schools

ROCKWOOL have created an accompanying guidance document which provides a quick and easy reference guide of typical constructions using ROCKWOOL insulation products that will assist the end user in meeting the performance levels required by Part E/G of the Building Regulations for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Republic of Ireland (ROI)

Technical Guidance Document E provides guidance in relation to Part E of the Second Schedule to the Regulations. It should be read in conjunction with the Building Regulations 1997-2014, and other documents published under these Regulations. This document applies to dwellings and some common areas of buildings providing direct access to dwellings. It gives guidance in relation to the achievement of reasonable sound insulation in non-complex buildings of normal design and construction. Specialist advice may be needed in certain situations to establish if a higher standard of sound insulation is required and, if so, to determine the appropriate level.

ROCKWOOL has created a supporting document which provides a quick and easy reference guide of typical constructions using ROCKWOOL insulation products that will assist the end user in meeting the performance levels required by the Part E of the Building Regulations in Ireland.

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Northern Ireland

Part G of the Building Regulations sets out the requirements for the resistance to the passage of sound in buildings and covers the following:

  • Protection against sound from other parts of the building and from adjoining buildings
  • Protection against sound within a dwelling or room for residential purposes
  • Reverberation in the common internal parts of buildings containing flats or rooms for residential purposes
  • Acoustic conditions in schools

ROCKWOOL have created an accompanying guidance document which provides a quick and easy reference guide of typical constructions using ROCKWOOL insulation products that will assist the end user in meeting the performance levels required by Part E/G of the Building Regulations for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Download ROCKWOOL Guidance
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