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Floating floors

Currently, Approved Document E (1992 edition) gives guidance on suitable building materials using generic names, densities and physical dimensions. There are a number of problems with this. First, there is less of an incentive for manufacturers to develop new materials not included in the generic descriptions. Second, the generic descriptions do not make it easy to calculate the mass-spring resonance frequencies of walls and floors in the same way that thermal conductivity enables the ...

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