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    Soundproofing on ceiling requiring building control approval?

    Thanks for all your replies and help! Yes, they were aware that the existing ceiling would be left in place. The genie clip system is attached to the existing ceiling joints, but this shouldn’t make a difference in 1hr fire regulations? We have been advised that if building control approval...
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    Soundproofing on ceiling requiring building control approval?

    It should do. Existing ceiling isn’t removed, but I think the worry is that the way Genie Clip is attached might intervene with existing ceiling and that would cause issues re fire regulations. To me the method of Genie Clip wouldn’t cause this though: Retain existing ceiling and install genie...
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    Soundproofing on ceiling requiring building control approval?

    Hi again, actually I think the worry is that the Genie Clip system would compromise the one-hour fire separation required between the flats (by possibly interfering the existing ceiling). Does anyone know where I could find more information on this?
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    En-suite without building regs approval

    We suspect that one of the toilets (en-suite) in our flat has been built without building regulations approval about 8 years ago (by previous owners). Our freeholder now understandably requires us to check the works have been done to a good and safe standard, and we’re having to apply for a...
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    Soundproofing on ceiling requiring building control approval?

    Hi there, We are looking to have some extra soundproofing added to our ceilings using Genie clip system with dB15 Soundboard. The system retains the existing ceiling. We will have some rewiring done (by Part P certified electrician) at the same time to have just one light fitting in each room...
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