Approved Document E of the Building Regulations
Research has shown that 4 million people in the UK are suffering with "noisy neighbours", and 25% of occupants of all dwellings in the UK rated their sound insulation as poor to very poor. This is of course exacerbated by the advent of "affordable" home cinema and Hi-Fi systems
In an attempt to improve the internal environment in conversions and new-build dwellings, the regulating authorities have increased the standards for sound insulation between adjacent dwellings, thus reducing the sound transmission. The onus however lies with the Builder who has to demonstrate that the minimum levels of acoustic insulation have been met.
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Part E requires that 10% of all dwellings should have PCT tests on separating elements between adjacent dwellings.