Approved Document E

 

The latest version of Approved Document E (ADE) was published in 2003 with amendments added in 2004, 2010, 2013 and 2015. The document specifies the acoustic requirements for residential properties and schools.

Detailed acoustic performance requirements are provided for residential properties. The performance criteria vary depending on whether the premises are dwellings or rooms for residential purposes, and whether they are new build or conversions. Acoustic testing of a sample of the walls and floors is required to demonstrate compliance with the performance standards, apart from new houses or flats that have been built using Robust Details.

The document provides a large amount of information on typical wall and floor constructions and details that, if built correctly, should achieve the acoustic performance requirements.

ADE refers to Building Bulletin 93 for the acoustic criteria for schools that will need to be met to ensure that requirement E4 of ADE is complied with.

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London
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