11 Oct 2006
October 11, 2006

CMS reduces risk of vibrations in housebuilding

October 11, 2006

As the number of inner city residential developments continues to rise, CMS Vibration Solutions will be at Housebuilding 2006 (10 – 11 October) to share its expertise in controlling ground borne vibration, which if untreated will cause structural noise problems and potential foundation damage.

In densely populated spaces, where properties are at a premium, land neighbouring rail lines is often a prime target for new build developments. Such construction projects are viable providing housebuilders take appropriate anti-vibration precautions. Non compliance can threaten the foundation structure and poses a risk of noise disturbing occupants post completion.

Paul Lafone, director of CMS Vibration Solutions, explains: “Housebuilders can capitalise on cheaper land by developing areas prone to vibration as long as they understand that the unwanted structural noise has to be controlled. Throughout Housebuilding 2006, our technical team will be on hand to answer any queries, and demonstrate the different methods which can be used to address vibration in construction.”

Operating exclusively in the anti-vibration and structural isolation marketplace, CMS Vibrations is expert in identifying solutions to tackle structural noise control, building services isolation and foundation isolation.

Having forged relationships with specialist anti-vibration manufacturers, CMS Vibrations has an unrivalled portfolio, which includes products for isolating the actual building structure as well as dampening vibration at source.

CMS Vibrations is the exclusive UK partner for the market leading Regupol RAV and Regufoam ranges. These anti-vibration and structural isolation materials are high performing and environmentally sound. Both are available in six grades and can be supplied in roll, sheet or pad form. Developed to accommodate the full spectrum of anti-vibration requirements, the ranges are particularly suited to isolating large foundation areas or steelwork sections.

Where the source of vibration is more concentrated, structural bearings are the preferred solution. CMS Vibrations structural bearings are available as natural rubber with steel plate laminates conforming to BS5400 and can be supplied in various sizes.

Visit the CMS Vibrations technical team at stand G2 to learn more about anti-vibration and how to overcome challenges in any house building project.

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