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Knocked bathrm/toilet into 1- Studwall insulation/sound prf?

Discussion in 'Building' started by rich3422, 2 Oct 2009.

  1. rich3422

    rich3422

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    Hi,

    Can anyone offer me any advice please?

    I am renovating a 50 year old ex council house and am in the process of removing a partition wall between a small toilet and small bathroom to make one big room on the 1st floor. (non-loadbearing).

    I am then going to build a stud wall to block one of the doors up. My question is, do I need any sound proofing or insulation inside the stud wall and if there are building regulations, etc in regards to this? I am new to this so am a bit green.

    Any advice appreciated,
    Many thanks,
    Rich
     
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  3. Richard C

    Richard C

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    Building Regs, require sound insulation in a stud wall between a room containing a w/c & another habitable room (but not the room it serves if it’s an en-suite); if the door you’re blocking off is on a landing, they are not classed as habitable room so strictly speaking you don’t need sound insulation.

    IMO, it’s worth doing though & the cost difference won’t be much; use 12.5mm Gyproc Wallboard 10 (not standard Wallboard) & some cavity wall insulation bats inside the void.
     
  4. rich3422

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    Richard,

    Many thanks for your detailed answer, thats great. Yes, the door I'm blocking off, IS on the landing, but I will do what you suggest.

    Thanks again,
    Rich
     
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