A flooring system developed by Puhos Board (UK) Ltd and Trus Joist has been successfully tested by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) for compliance with updated sound insulation regulations.

The system, comprising Puhos’ Weather Dek2 22mm floor panels and Trus Joist engineered I-beams, was tested to meet the Building Regulations’ amended Part E: Resistance to the Passage of Sound. Puhos said BRE testing resulted in an acoustic performance of 41dB.

The flooring, the first of a series of floor solutions resulting from Trus Joist’s decision to appoint Puhos as its second national wholesaler, is aimed at volume housebuilders and housing associations.

Andy Moore, managing director of Puhos Board, said: “Effective sound insulation is now a high priority and Part E conformity a key ingredient in flooring specifications.”