Show Filters

What are the regulations on sound?


The Building Regulations, Part E – SI 606 (2014)

E1 Sound

Each wall and floor separating a dwelling from –

  • another dwelling or dwellings,

  • other parts of the same building and

  • adjoining buildings

shall be designed and constructed to provide reasonable sound resistance.

E2 Reverberation

The common internal part of a building that provides direct access to a dwelling shall be designed and constructed to limit reverberation in the common part to a reasonable level.

E3 Definitions

‘reverberation’ – the persistence of sound in a space after a sound source has been stopped.

Cavity wall insulation Wall ties Air to water heat pump Air to air heat pump Air to ground heat pump Suspended floor Time and temperature Sound insulation Tongue and groove Building energy rating External wall insulation Internal doors Wall tiles Floor tiles