Acoustic products from Icopal’s Monarfloor range have been selected for installation at Trinity Apartments, Parkgate – a care scheme for the Solihull Care Housing Association.
The company’s Bridgestop, Isolation Strip and Tranquilt products were delivered with pre-completion sound testing scores, which achieved the maximum credits for sound reduction.
The Trinity Apartments, Parkgate development comprises 51 flats with guest rooms, staffing services and communal facilities.
The building, which is anchored by a masonry frame with concrete precast planks, required acoustic glazing and internal sound insulation to provide comfortable living environments for the residents.
As the project’s developer, Jessup specified a number of Icopal’s Monarfloor products to achieve the desired levels of sound reduction.
Designed to inhibit acoustic bridging, which tends to be caused by mortar build-up in separating party-cavity walls, Monarfloor Bridgestop is an insulating membrane.
The installation of the membrane has helped the development to achieve four credits within the Code for Sustainable Homes, which was the level the project had to meet to qualify for government funding.
Icopal’s reinforced bitumen based Isolation Strip was fitted to deliver additional acoustic isolation and damping.
Designed to provide developers with a flexible solution, the Isolation Strip is available in a number of widths. At 3mm thick, it does not have an adverse impact on a building’s structural stability, and is commonly specified for installation in domestic dwellings.
A further four credits for the Code for Sustainable Homes were provided by Monarfloor Tranquilt, a lightweight acoustic isolation system for Floating Screeds.
When installed alongside Bridgestop and the Isolation Strip, it enables a concrete floor to surpass the performance requirements of Approved Document E of the Building Regulations.
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