AIR & ACOUSTIC SEALING
New buildings are designed to achieve the most up to date acoustic control measures. Partitions will be compromised wherever services penetrate and sealing with ad hoc products will have a detrimental effect on the overall acoustic performance.
The performance of coated batt systems for acoustic separation is poor, relative to the partition into which it is installed. We have extensive experience working with testing laboratories and manufacturers to ensure that any penetrations are reinstated to the optimum level of acoustic performance.
We can advise on the sound reduction index of a partition as surveyed on site and identify any potential issues when complying with the relevant BS standards (residential, industrial, offices), Building Regulations Approved Document E (ADE 2003 part 4 – schools) or HTM 2045 for Hospitals.
With the recent changes to the Building Regulations Document L, we are able to provide systems to meet the demands for air and gas sealing of buildings. Boards, mastics, and tape can all be used to achieve long-lasting effective results. Ideally, air sealing should be inherent in the design of the building if it is to be cost-effective; it is possible to seal a building at any stage but costs can rise if it is an afterthought. We are happy to come to site to discuss and offer advice on your requirements.
THERMAL INSULATION AND ACOUSTIC INSULATION
Whether insulating a new building or upgrading an existing one, soffit insulation can be offered to meet all current building regulations. A range of rigid board systems can offer thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as fire protection.
Laminated systems can also be used to achieve a decorative finish. Changes to the thermal performance required of a structure have given rise to a significant increase in the use of rigid board systems compared with the previously preferred mineral fibre spray systems.