Walsall’s waterfront achieves Level 3 under Code for Sustainable Homes

The transformation of Walsall’s waterfront includes 319 apartments and 22 houses, which achieved Level 3 under the Code for Sustainable Homes by utilising Icopal’s range of Monarfloor acoustic systems: Bridgestop, Isolation Strip and Tranquilt – a one-part system that reduces impact and flanking transmission within precast and insitu concrete floors – to meet the sustainable goals.

Prior to work starting, Icopal met with design and build contractors Jessup Brothers, to offer advice on how the acoustic properties of the development could be enhanced to achieve Code level 3 for Sustainable Homes. Having proposed the use of its Monarfloor Bridgestop, Isolation Strip and Tranquilt, Icopal worked with the architect to successfully incorporate these products into the building designs.

Concrete flooring contractors should be aware of the benefits of Icopal’s Monarfloor Tranquilt which is a one-part system that reduces impact and flanking transmission within precast and insitu concrete floors, by isolating the sub floor and finished screed.  Icopal’s Bridgestop (E-WM-19) provided Jessup Brothers with an easy to install acoustic system that isolates the two skins of cavity party walls and prevents an acoustic bridge typically caused by the collection of mortar at the base of the cavity. Monarfloor Isolation Strip from Icopal is a reinforced bitumen based product, suitable for studwork, steel and masonry. It isolates walls and partitions from the sub-floor, reducing the structural flanking sound transmission path within the building.

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