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Acoustic Design of Schools (BB93)

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Building Bulletin 93 – Acoustic Design of Schools (BB93)

BB93 - Acoustic Design of Schools is the standard that deals with the building and modification of school buildings and is mandatory within Building Regulations Approved Document E (2003) requirement E4:

“Each room or other space in a school building shall be designed and constructed in such a way that it has the acoustic conditions and the insulation against disturbance by noise appropriate to its intended use.”

The key acoustic performance standards covered under Building Bulletin 93 include:

  • Indoor ambient noise levels
  • Airborne sound insulation
  • Impact sound insulation
  • Reverberation times
  • Sound absorption
  • Speech intelligibility

MSAFE can provide both acoustic design services to ensure the building achieves the appropriate performance standards required as well as post-construction acoustic testing to demonstrate compliance to Building Control and the client.

Contact MSAFE

Health and safety specialists MSAFE undertake work nationwide from our head office in Bournemouth acting as Acoustic Consultancy and Sound Insulation Testing services covering Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and London.

To arrange a competitive fee proposal, please contact us on 0333 8000 700 or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you to discuss further.


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