Rapid acoustic upgrades for council’s tenants

InstaCoustic is working in close association with Waverley Borough Council in Surrey to help upgrade its housing portfolio on a phased basis. InstaCoustic surveys the properties as they become vacant and then provides acoustic solutions appropriate to that property.

There is close co-ordination between the Council and InstaCoustic to ensure that the improvements are carried out efficiently and expediently so that each vacant property can be swiftly returned to the Council enabling it to provide another dwelling for re-occupation.

Two recent projects undertaken as part of this on-going arrangement demonstrate the versatility of the InstaCoustic systems and their ability to provide cost-effective high performance sound improvement.

At a maisonette in Godalming, the 208 overlay floating floors and the AC90/2FP acoustic suspended ceilings were installed. These achieved outstanding improvements in acoustic performance, which were also better than the requirements of Building Regulations, Part E:

  • Airborne sound: Before – 30dB After – 46dB. A 16dB improvement, 3dB better than Part E
  • Impact sound: Before – 77db After – 46dB. A 31dB improvement, 18dB better than Part E

While at a property in Cranleigh the most appropriate systems were C40 and CK30 cradle & batten raised acoustic flooring which overcame uneven floor levels between rooms and again well exceeded Approved Document E requirements. Furthermore it has significant environmental benefits as the cradles are manufactured from rubber crumb and those used on this project equated to four recycled lorry tyres, reducing landfill waste and environmental impact.

In addition, InstaCoustic is just starting on the next phase which is the refurbishment of 10 flats using the AC208 combination system for floors and ceilings.