Concrete and Sound Insulation is a definitive guide to meeting the Building Regulations Part E requirements for sound insulation of new-build residential properties, published by The Concrete Centre. It provides both an overview of the key issues as they relate to concrete structures and elements, and comprehensive guidance on robust details and precompletion testing. The guide covers purpose-built houses and flats as well as other residential buildings, such as hotels, hostels, residential homes, nursing and student accommodation. As well as providing the necessary structural integrity, concrete's mass and versatility can enable the achievement of high levels of acoustic performance, energy efficiency and durability.
It is available free from The Concrete Centre, tel: 0700 4 500 500, or download from the publications library at www. concretecentre. com