There are millions of properties in the UK with main roads, airports and railways close by that are affected by noise from traffic. Demand from home and building owners for windows that block out noise pollution is high and there are now strict requirements from Approved Document E.
It’s no surprise then that architects, surveyors and developers are increasingly demanding information about acoustic performance of windows when specifying or ordering products. So it’s important to quickly and easily show the acoustic performance of windows.
To make this easier, we have added an Acoustic Calculator to our online fenestration resource, The Oracle, which can provide a cost effective alternative to physical testing.
If an acoustic performance is declared for a window, it will need to be included within its CE Mark/Declaration of Performance. The resultant report from the Acoustic calculator can be verified by Build Check Ltd (Notified Body No. 1806) for CE Marking compliance.
It lets subscribers quickly calculate the acoustic performance of a range of frame and glazing options and in most cases, with no need for additional laboratory testing.
The Oracle also features an easy to use U-value calculator and helps subscribers to CE mark products with simple to use templates, downloads and guidance notes for Factory Production Control, Declaration of Performance and CE Mark labels. It also keeps users up-to-date with all the latest legislation.
The acoustic calculator is available on line for £199 at www.buildcheckpublications.co.uk. It is available to existing subscribers to the Oracles’ U-value calculator at a reduced rate of just £99.
If you’d like more information on the Acoustic Calculator, call us today on 01494 452713 or visit www.buildcheckpublications.co.uk.