Care home uses Wavin acoustic drainage

To meet the sound-proofing and noise requirements of a £9 million care home in Sunderland, Wavin’s internal drainage system was specified. This retirement home in the Doxford Park area of Sunderland includes a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ extra-care facility, 40 extra-care apartments and 14 bungalows. The quiet pipework avoids the problem of noise affecting sleep and causing health problems.

DTA Consulting Engineers considered a range of options, including cast iron and normal soil-pipe drainage with sound proofing. Consultations with Wavin’s technical department and sub-contractor Lorne Steward led to Wavin’s AS System being specified as the most efficient and cost-effective low-noise system.

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