Significant changes to the Sound Insulation Rating of Floors in the latest Building Code of Australia 2016.
- When your flooring doesn’t comply with the Building Code of Australia, the major risk is that the flooring may have to be replaced entirely at your own cost, to comply with new regulations.
Sound Insulation Deemed to satisfy provisions. Know the facts:
LnT,w < 62 dB
LnT,w + C1 <62dB
Class 2, 3 and 9c Buildings Must Comply with the BCA Specifications for Sound Insulation Rating of Floors, for example: multi level buildings.
Extract from page 329 of the NCC 2016 Building Code Of Australia Volume 1:
Extract from page 774 of the NCC 2016 Building Code Of Australia Volume 1
Download the BCA:
What Flooring Qualifies With The New BCA 2016 Requirements?
Acoustic LuxFeel Test Result
LnT,w = 58 dB
Class 2 building: a building containing 2 or more sole-occupancy units each being a separate dwelling.
Class 3 building: a residential building, other than class 1 or 2 building, which is a common place of long term or transient living for a number of unrelated persons. Example: boarding-house, hostel, backpackers accommodation, residential part of a hotel, motel, school or detention centre.
Class 9C building: A building of a public nature: an aged care building.
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