A modern development of retirement apartments in the beautiful town of Blairgowrie, Perthshire has been enhanced with Ethafoam, a high quality acoustic flooring solution, offering impact sound insulation properties, from The A. Proctor Group Ltd.
The new development, from McCarthy & Stone features a collection of 36 stylish apartments designed exclusively for those over the age of 60. Specialist floor screeding contractor Glenalmond Contracts installed Ethafoam 2222, a closed-cell polyethylene foam, which is designed as a resilient acoustic insulation layer for concrete floor structures.
Ethafoam has a low profile, requiring only a minimal increase in floor height, and is highly resilient to the rigours of on-site environments. Lightweight and easy to install, the versatile design means it can be applied as a single, or multiple layer system, dependent on space and performance requirements. At Blairgowrie a double layer system was installed, in alternate directions, followed by a self-levelling screed to finished floor level.
For conversions and new build developments of flats where impact and airborne sound reduction is mandatory, the use of Ethafoam is the perfect choice, and enables developers and contractors to meet the current legislative performance requirements. The superior impact sound insulation performance of the product has resulted in it forming a standard specifi cation for McCarthy & Stone in their developments.
For any building to have an energy efficient, healthy, moisture free building envelope there is a clear need to manage the balance of Heat, Air and Moisture movement (HAMM) throughout the building’s life cycle from design, construction, completion and use.