The Irish Building Regulations Part E sets a series of minimum standards that are required on all multi-occupancy buildings. It sets minimum standards for party walls and compartment floors and suggests on site testing requirements to demonstrate compliance.
The Science of sound, Acoustics, relies on a combination of isolation and mass to dampen the sound source as it attempts to pass through a structure. Additionally care must always be taken that sound can not simply travel around or over the obstacle (flanking).
It must always be realised that to effectively stop the passage of sound you must consider the entire structure and not just a single element.
IJM Party Walls and Floors are recognised as setting industry standards well in excess of what is required by national building standards.
IJM Timber frame systems are fully compliant with UK Robust Details.