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ADE 2015 & BB93

Building Regulations Approved Document E amended 06 April 2015.

There is now an Amended Approved Document to support the following requirement of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010:

PART E (RESISTANCE TO THE PASSAGE OF SOUND)

See: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_E_2015.pdf

The main change made by the 2015 amendment, which is in force from 6 April 2015, is an update to the reference to standards for schools. This is stated in Section 8.0 of the document, where it no longer refers to Section 1.0 of the 2003 version of BB93, but now refers to “Building Bulletin 93. Acoustic Design of Schools: performance standards”.

There is no document date stated and therefore the most recent version applies, which is currently version 17 (February 2015) as noted in WBM Technical Update 12 February 2015.

See: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bb93-acoustic-design-of-schools-performance-standards

The application and consequences of these documents are at an early stage and we would be happy to discuss the potential implications for any of your projects.

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