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Sound Insulation at a large manor house

Soundproofing a Grade 2 Listed Building

Client:Jonathon Frith – Bamford Homes
Location:59 Clarkehouse Road

59 Clarkehouse Road, a Grade ll listed period building located in the south west of Sheffield, close to the botanical gardens. A former NHS occupied building, which has been converted into residential dwellings.

Hush were involved in the very early design stages of this conversion/ new build project and under direction of our client Jonathan Frith of Bamford Homes, we worked alongside acoustic consultants HRS Services Ltd (now Stroma Specialist Access) and architect Richard Keighley from DKMY Architects as Acoustic Product Specialists and specified our Hush Systems, to ensure excellent acoustic performance.

We provided our HD1030: Hush System LP to the Ground and First Floors which is our floating floor system, compliant with Building Regulations Approved Document E and is used in refurbishment of timber floors. It also holds 1-hour fire resistance at ceiling level.

From the second to first floor and from the third to second floor, we specified our HD1032: Hush System LP/MF which is our economical sound insulation system used between separating floors and made up of Hush Panel 28, Hush Seal 20 and Hush Absorbers. It is fully compliant with UK Building regulations Approved Document E, Section 5 and Part G, used within refurbishment projects using timber joists and also provides 1-hour fire resistance at ceiling level.

Along with using these systems, we also upgraded the existing walls using our HD1040: Wall System which provides high standards of airborne sound reduction and can be used to reduce both flanking and direct sound transmission. It again is compliant with UK Building Regulations and provides a minimum loss of space within rooms.

Within the new build residential space, we recommended our HD1054: Double Timber Stud Wall System which is our extremely effective system comprising of Hush Slab Sound Absorbers and Acoustic Plasterboard.

Although design stages through to completion of this project were around 3 years, the conversion and new build project itself, once begun took around 18 months. All acoustic testing carried out on site was passed.

The flats are in a sought-after area, close to the University of Sheffield and Hallamshire Hospital, within easy access to facilities in Broomshill and Eccleshall road and have been finished to a high acoustic standard.

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