Correspondence

Sound insulation testing: circular 03/2002

This circular draws attention to the Building (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (SI 2002/2871).

Document

Circular 03/2002: Amendment of Approved Document giving guidance on Part B (Fire safety) and New Approved Document giving guidance on Part E (Resistance to the passage of sound) and on sound insulation testing

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Detail

This circular draws attention to the Building (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (SI 2002/2871) and the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (SI 2002/2872).

The purpose of this Circular is to:

  • draw attention to these amendment regulations and explain the changes they make to the Building Regulations 2000 (the Building Regulations) and to the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000 (the Approved Inspectors Regulations)
  • explain the coming into force and transitional provisions
  • announce the approval and publication of new Approved Document Part E and a document containing amendments to Approved Document Part B
  • draw attention to action for building control bodies in relation to selection of buildings for sound insulation testing