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Noise impact assessment - replacing windows

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by HBass, 25 Aug 2019.

  1. HBass

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    Hi, I am replacing some windows at a flat. I applied for pre-planning advice and it didn't mention doing a noise impact assessment. Now I'm doing the application it is asking for one. The flat is on a main road in a town but it is just replacing the windows, no other structural works. Does anyone know if I do really need one? Any help would be v appreciated!
     
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    Impact assessment for you after the windows are fitted, or for others whilst the work is being carried out?
     
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    If they are asking for one it looks like it:!:
    Ask them exactly how the noise assessment is to be carried out before you order the new windows.
     
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    Great, thanks everyone. It doesn't state whether its for the process or for after they're fitted, but presumably for the building stage. I'll reach out to them to clarify. Thanks again.
     
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    You could consider triple glazing if its on a main road.
     
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    yes, for sound insulation.
    They might also want ventilation to be considered. Seem to remember ordinary trickle vents were not acceptable and special extract fans were required on a conversion to flats job near a busy town road I worked on several years ago, but I can't remember the precise details. Environmental Health were the people ' influencing' the planners on the requirements to minimise the impact of traffic noise inside the dwellings.
     
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