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If only they’d chosen Acoustideck........

If only they’d chosen Acoustideck........


The landlords of a £5m penthouse flat close to Sloane Square, London, have been taken to court by residents Hameed and Inam Faidi who want a judge to force them to lay carpets in the apartment above them to dull the noise of clicking heels on the wooden floor.

The barrister said: “The appellants’ case is that the nature of the flooring is such that the nuisance arises from normal use, which would be abated by the respondent laying carpet and underlay, as required by the lease.”

He added: “It became clear at trial that the noise particularly complained of was acoustic noise – caused by the impact of, for example, shoes on the floor – and not the transition of airborne noise.”

Lords Justice Ward, Lloyd and Jackson have reserved judgement on the case until an unspecified date.

Commenting on the case, Kingspan Access Floors Managing Director Terry Newman said: “Wooden and laminate floors have become very popular in recent years but they have also led to an increase in complaints about noise. Installing our Acoustideck flooring system would avoid such issues arising.”

Acoustideck is designed to significantly reduce noise through party floors in domestic and commercial installations whilst also offering easy access to pipes and cables in the floor void.

The Acoustideck modular system comprises 600mm flooring panels, which are fully accessible and interchangeable, offering very localised and easy access to the floor void. This is a major advantage over traditional floor systems where access is difficult, often resulting in damage to the floor panels or boards.

The pedestal base houses a unique Kingspan snap-on flexible thermo plastic rubber pad to enhance acoustic performance. The Acoustideck system is lightweight, reducing floor slab loadings, and is solid underfoot to prevent creaking and rocking. Acoustideck exceeds the impact sound requirements of Building Regulations Part E when used with an appropriate structural floor and ceiling construction.

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