Refurbishing old residential properties and adapting non-residential spaces into family friendly homes can be difficult.  The primary reason for this is the unknown construction qualities and structural integrity of old buildings, which is particularly relevant to buildings with timber floors.
As a result, designing and installing effective soundproofing for such buildings is challenging.  Architects and designers need to ensure the state and integrity of the walls, floors and ceilings is established in order to design soundproofing solutions.  Installers have to ensure any structural damage is carefully repaired before any acoustic product is used.
How to design effective soundproof solutions for refurbishment and change-of-use developments
In order to comply with UK Building Regulations, all separating floors and walls in new build and material change of use projects must be built in such a way as to achieve minimum sound insulation values.  The most significant regulations for residential builds are Approved Document E (England & Wales), Section 5 of the Scottish Building Standards (Scotland) and Approved Part G (Northern Ireland).
Hush offers a range of high quality acoustic products and systems, backed by comprehensive technical advice to ensure your refurbishment or change-of-use project complies with UK Building Regulations.
If you need any information on Hush’s acoustic products and systems please browse the company website ( or contact one of our experienced acoustic technicians on 0151 933 2026.