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BP 10 October 2016

DOORS & WINDOWS BUILDING PRODUCTS RAISING THE ROOFLINE Cellular PVC fascia, rainwater and cladding products • Excellent value • Nationwide availability • Design & technical support • Fit and forget durability • Fully accredited • BIM objects available Swish Building Products 01827 317200 www.swishbp.co.uk marketing@swishbp.co.uk SBP16NB OCTOBER 2016 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 25 thicknesses are associated with different resonances of sound; so should be specified in the context of a noise risk assessment – what type of sound are you most trying to screen out. One curious effect is that height has little effect in reducing noise intrusion. This is simply because the higher the building, the more sources of noise it is exposed to and, in high rise or dense urban environments, the reflectivity of hard facades will bounce sound vertically. Whatever, the solution – and it is time the Building Regulations considered sound insulation in the context of DGUs, frame materials and airtightness – with increasing urbanisation, we will have more noise. Not only will there be more noise, but it will be louder, more intrusive and more upsetting. It will continue to grow in scale and severity because of traffic growth, population growth and the use of more mobile and powerful technologies such as phones and other audio. Chris Coxon is Head of Marketing at Eurocell


BP 10 October 2016
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