System approach helps housebuilders and developers raise acoustic standards
Hush Acoustics’ comprehensive range of systems and products provides housebuilders and developers with a clear route to delivering comfortable, high-quality homes that have superior sound control and acoustic insulation that exceeds the requirements of Approved Document E.
Suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects, the Hush range is designed to minimise noise transmission within houses and apartments, as well as from adjoining properties and external sources. This encompasses an extensive choice of systems and individual products capable of tackling any acoustic flooring, sound control, sound reduction or sound insulation challenge in domestic applications.
Developed and refined continuously by Hush over more than 25 years, these solutions enable architects, developers, self-builders and building contractors to go well beyond the inadequate standards defined by the building regulations of all the UK nations, as well as wall and floor constructions approved under Robust Details. The company’s acoustic insulation specialists provide full technical and specification support too, ensuring that the finished property exceeds expectations to maximise homeowner satisfaction.
Hush Acoustics’ system solutions for walls, floors and ceilings provide a dependable acoustic package for maximum control and no risk of product substitution that could undermine performance. These are formed by bringing together individually strong products into a complete assembly, which has then been tested as a full system to meet the required acoustic standard, whether that is to address airborne, impact or flanking transmission.
Hush offers 22 different sound insulation systems for timber floors, plus a further nine systems designed for concrete floors. For walls, there are eight systems, and 30 different options are available to address acoustic and sound issues with ceilings. Each of these has been created to provide a solution for the many different types of construction used in UK homes and meet the target acoustic performance level.
Rob Crampton, MD of Hush Acoustics says:
“The acoustic insulation and soundproofing standards set out in our building regulations are woefully inadequate so it is important for housebuilders and renovators to look beyond this and work to standards that their buyers will really value. But it is also important to provide upgraded acoustic performance that doesn’t compromise other areas, such as in respect of thermal performance and fire safety.
“With the way we’ve designed, tested and packaged our acoustic systems for walls, floors and ceilings, specifying an effective solution is straightforward with no need to spend hours researching and evaluating a combination of products that may or may not work well together. We explain how to achieve the right outcome in our free CPD seminar which is available for architects and specifiers to book now, and delivered virtually through Zoom or any similar platform.”
For architects and contractors who know exactly which sound control or insulating products they need to address a specific issue, Hush Acoustics can also help. It offers the widest range of high performing products ranging from acoustic foam and floating floors to resilient ceiling and wall bars and flooring battens and supports.