To comply with Part E of the Building regulations, it is necessary to install some type of soundproofing materials onto your floors.
Timber floors are lightweight structures and due to gaps, between floorboards, they generally do not perform well at preventing sound travel. Sound will find it’s way through any small gaps. The additional mass, rigidity and ability to seal up all gaps provided by Easy Screed, is the ideal solution to airborne sound insulation requirements.
By using, Ethafoam, Enkasonic or Lewis Sheeting you are in effect creating a floating floor, which sits safely under the Easy Screed. This stops the sound from having anywhere to go and is an answer to reducing impact sound.
These solutions are easy to install and can be done at the construction phase as opposed to resilient layers which are bonded on top of the screed, which can become damaged during the project.