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Part E (Resistance to sound)

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These Approved Documents have been amended because of the introduction of the revised Approved Document supporting regulation 7 (Materials and Workmanship).
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Technical guidance on Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations about limiting noise.

This Approved Document has four requirements:

  • protecting sound from other parts of the building and adjoining buildings
  • protection from sound within a home
  • reverberation in the common internal parts of buildings containing flats or rooms for residential purposes
  • acoustic conditions in schools

The document also mentions other standards that can be used for compliances purposes.

Archived versions of Approved Document E are available at the National Archives (external link).

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