The revision to Part E of the Building Regulations in 2003 together with numerous new sustainability standards such as BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes, has dramatically changed the way new dwellings are built in the UK. Cass Allen advise some of the largest housebuilders and housing associations on how to achieve acoustics requirements in the most cost-effective manner. We also advise on site selection and layout to minimise costs and also on achieving planning permissions for new sites.
We have carried out over 20,000 pre-completion sound tests to demonstrate compliance with Part E requirements. These results are databased so that the information can be fed back into future design work. Our equipment and site practices have been honed over the years to provide extremely cost-effective and efficient sound testing with minimal disruption to site.