How can I achieve compliance?

Approved Document E (Resistance to the Passage of Sound) (2010) contains the current guidelines for compliance with sound testing legislature. It is available at the following link:

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations/approveddocuments/parte/approved

Approved Document E stipulates the following performance standards for separating walls, floors and stairs in dwellings:

1

Approved Document E stipulates the following performance standards for separating walls, floors and stairs in residential rooms:

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Approved Document E stipulates the following performance standards for sound reduction between walls in dwellings and residential buildings:

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Not sure what DnT,w is? You can find definitions of all the measurements quoted here in our glossary.