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  1. IIRC its it tongue and groove on the short ends and these don't need to be on a joist, just glued. However i would put a small noggin in where the joint is (only like a 2 x 2)
  2. This is not what you want for this thread, but some points about the East Hertfordshire methodology (https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-sustainability/heat-pumps), this looks like an copy of the IoA / CIEH calculation with some interpretation of background noise levels and urban and rural locations, also a fixed 6 dB for tonality/intermittency (which is not always the case). It shoud be noted that the IoA / CIEH calculation which has 6 dB for 'Character adjustment' states 'The numbers shown are examples and are not associated with any particular installation'. https://www.ioa.org.uk/heat-pump-briefing-notes-calculation-sheet-ioa-cieh I think that the East Hertfordshire methodology is a high level screening tool, that finds installations that are definitly not going to be a problem, rather than where they may be an issue, but could be o.k. Their guidance states 'Environmental Health do not require that a noise assessment is carried out by a third party, but should the applicant wish to do so, this must be carried out by a suitably qualified person'. I can certainly see scenarios which would fail the test in the spreadsheet, but with proper assessment (which Environmental Health would accept) the installation can be found to be suitable. btw i thnk your rural areas criteria should be 20 dB(A) based on the East Hertfordshire spreadsheet. Also the permitted development limit is 37.8 dB (to 1 d.p) if you don't use the table in Note 7, and do proper logarithmic calcs 😁
  3. They look bad, i would have used easy joint as above, and its what was used on our porcelen tiles. How about a small sample area, with brick accid and an angle grinder with a wire brush to remove the mortar. May damage the tile under neath but could weather in.
  4. It looks the room size (assuming a 2.4m ceiling) meet the criteria of Walker (BS 1116) and Cox (Room Sizing and Optimization at Low Frequencies), so i presume that you have put some thought into it 😀 Room model density looks good (0 is all modes, 1 is axial, 2 is Tangential, 3 is Oblique), though you will need to watch out for the 38 Hz and 51 Hz modes and make sure they are nicely controlled. Edit: just seen its 3m high, thats not great, doesn't meet the criteria of Walker (BS 1116) but does for cox. You get more low freq modes, and bunching around 75 Hz, you may want to think about reducing its height
  5. What is the cavity going to be in the external wall, whatever it is full fill it with mineral/glass wool, though note that building regs may need to be considered for thermal and peneratating rain. You may need to go up a cavity size for thermal performance. What is the roof / ceiling buildup as the sound insulation of this will need to be considered. I presume that you have looked at sizing of the room and potential room modes? You rear absorption / diffusion isn't going to act as a very good bass trap as it looks only 100mm thick, maybe set up a corner bass taps in the corners behind both of the rear speakers (both so that the path difference of each speaker is equal). Are the Rw 46 dB door sets individual or Rw 46 dB both together? It looks like there are vision panels in them, so i presume they will a specilist studio door set, with price tag. For reference lorient have test data for Rw 44 dB doorsets without vision panels, with pretty standard (cheap) threshold and jamb seals https://www.lorientuk.com/acousticsearch/results 103.pdf Edit: what is going in the green areas, these could serve as a base trap.
  6. https://www.knaufinsulation.co.uk/products/dritherm-cavity-slab-32 Just phone the technical department (01744 766666 ) and ask to be emailed the certification, send that to the BCO, get them to confirm its acceptable in an email. Send that email to the architect, then crack on.
  7. We did 150mm ecotherm batts fully filled, with render. Building control and architect were fine about it. Only think I would say is I am in the south West, as you could it be an issue with wind penitrating rain? Have a look at the building regs, lso maybe worth a chat with the local building control officer. This document only recommends full fill in sheltered areas https://www.gov.scot/publications/building-standards-technical-handbook-2019-domestic/
  8. Because its not getting building regs sign off, this is as built at the moment it's not meeting current building regs as it stands. it's not notifiable works. Its just a guy wanting to protect his toddler from a fall (which is fair enough) and he can make it as high as they see fit and don't have to met building regs. I had a similar drop on my build and the bco wanted it fenced / barrier to min 1100mm to meet current regs and sign off. We put in a low fence and all was good.
  9. I would fence posts with ground spikes in, then a slatted fence across. Height of fence would be 1.1m for building regs, but as it doesn't apply here really, as high as you want.
  10. That white cylinder, its a work light
  11. Absolutely local authorities have been and still are bring gutted. Funding has gone and they don't have the resources
  12. Check any mortgage details or prospective one, ours allowed it from architectural technician
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