You’re interested in fitting Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery technology into your next new build, development or redevelopment project. But first, before making a decision, you need to know how the technology complies with the UK building regulations. Here’s the information you’re looking for, bearing Britain’s current construction regulations in mind.

MVHR compliance with Building Regulations part E7

Part E7 of the UK Building Regulations 2010 deals with sound-proofing. In the words of the planning regulations themselves, it means that “Rooms for residential purposes shall be designed and constructed in such a way that they provide reasonable resistance to sound from other parts for the same building”.

Building Regs Part E7 also insists on performance standards for the sound insulation materials used between walls and floors. But it’s worth bearing in mind that some landlords and local authorities sometimes specify alternative maximum noise levels, depending on the use of the rooms and buildings concerned. And there […]