REHAU has announced it will offer a new guide, The Sound of Silence, to help M&E contractors tackle the mounting challenge of acoustic drainage.
The guide comes as part of REHAUs’ Build Your Legacy campaign – an initiative devised to encourage M&E contractors to consider how the product choices they make today will impact on a building’s future performance.
The 12-page, free-to-download guide looks at the need for high-performance internal drainage in multi-storey buildings to mitigate noise and keep building users happier.
The guide also covers common mistakes – such as the incorrect matching of pipe to bracketry and poor water flow – and discusses the reduction of noise and vibration to make internal drainage systems more quiet in operation.
In addition, the guide introduces REHAU’s RAUPIANO PLUS multi-layer pipe and accessories which can be used to combat drainage acoustics. The pipe has three layers to increase pipe rigidity and enhance its sound insulation properties; the smooth, abrasion-resistant inner layer optimises the flow, a mineral-filled mid layer ensures superb sound dampening properties, while the impact-resistant outer layer provides robustness and durability.
Franz Huelle, Technical Manager for Building Solutions at REHAU comments on the introduction of the guide: “As the UK construction sector bids to regenerate our towns and cities, the issue of noise pollution an acoustic management will only grow in significance. The Sound of Silence gives contractors everything they need to know about what causes drainage acoustics and how these issues can be overcome. With this helpful information at their fingertips, contractors can ensure their projects will leave a positive legacy for the building users, free from the noise and disturbances caused by rattling pipes and water hammer.”
REHAU plans to release several more guides throughout 2018, tackling District Heating, 21st Century Plumbing and Heating, and Multi-occupancy buildings. You can download the guide free here.
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