SILENT TREATMENT FOR TOWN CENTRE APARTMENTS

Luxury flats in a prime town centre location are being given the silent treatment thanks to a versatile acoustic building board. Planning conditions regarding eight of the top floor apartments at Summerfield Developments' Old Brewery project in the heart of Yeovil, in the proximity of a night club and a supermarket, meant that five separate layers of ceiling materials would have to be installed above and below the roof trusses to meet acoustic requirements.

By using Sound Reduction System's Maxiboard, the developers were able to reduce the requirement to just two layers of Maxiboard. Summerfield Developments' Senior Quantity Surveyor Phil Braddick explained: 'Planners were particularly worried about external noise coming through the roof and the initial specification meant installing five separate layers of materials. Maxiboard, therefore, provided us with a very practical solution to the problem, achieving the necessary acoustic results, while saving us a considerable amount of time regarding installation.'

Six hundred sqm of Maxiboard were used at the development, which is on the site of an old brewery. Taunton-based Summerfield Developments, whose portfolio includes all types of housing from one bedroomed apartments to luxury, detached properties, have also used Maxiboard to provide acoustic solutions in five other projects to date, including Document E compliant ceilings beneath beam and block floors. Maxiboard, is one of a range of acoustic products offered by Sound Reduction Systems. For further details contact Sound Reduction Systems on 01204 380074, email info@soundreduction.co.uk or visit the SRS website on www.soundreduction.co.uk

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