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The development and production of a guide for noise control from laminated and wooden flooring.

MacKenzie, Robin and Waters-Fuller, Tim (2004) The development and production of a guide for noise control from laminated and wooden flooring. Technical Report. UK, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), London.

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This document, produced by the Building Performance Centre at Napier University, was commissioned by Defra and the Devolved Administrations of the Scottish Executive, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland to examine the noise implications of installing or revealing hard timber floor surfaces within flatted residential dwellings. It makes an assessment of the size and severity of the problem across the UK, reviews current management practices, and suggests amelioration and best practise advice to alleviate and forestall excessive residential impact noise. Relevant findings are presented in the form of guidance documents for the public, flooring trades and stakeholding professionals.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Commissioned by: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, London. Published in Defra website on 28th February 2005.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flatted dwellings; Flats; Housing; Wooden floors; Noise transmission; Perceived noise; Sound insulation; Noise reduction measures; Building management; Review; Design guidance;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 693 Specific materials & purposes
600 Technology > 690 Building & construction > 691 Building materials
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Item ID: 2018
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2008 10:44
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 11:57
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2018

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