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Thickness of party wall (newbuild)

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Weta Thu 30-Jun-11 15:55:29

Just wondering what the recommended thickness is for a party wall (in a newbuild). Ours is 17cm - does that sound ok in terms of soundproofing etc?

Pendeen Thu 30-Jun-11 16:17:14

In a nutshell, the quality of construction has a far greater bearing on sound reduction than the thickness of the wall.

It's a very complicated subject and one I disliked intensely at university.

If you are interested and don't bore easily - these are the standards for new construction as regards sound reduction: Building Regs

Weta Fri 01-Jul-11 09:21:29

Thanks, will have a look at that when I have some stamina!!

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