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The redevelopment of the almost derelict Drill Hall in the Old Market area of Bristol to 40 prestigious inner-city homes has included the use of OSMA SiTech from Wavin Plastics – the UK’s leading provider of water management solutions. A low noise, push-fit soil system, this product offers the ideal solution for effective sound-reduction in flats and apartments.

Sion Developments, the company behind the project, opted for SiTech to minimise the transference of noise of daily flushings which can otherwise travel to adjacent room space.

“Previously, the answer to this problem has been to simply to wrap soil stacks in mineral wool and enclose them in a duct,” said Karly Taylor, spokesperson for Wavin Plastics. “Compared with other options, this kept costs relatively low, but acoustic effectiveness was equally modest. For many architects, cast iron has been the favoured method of achieving better results – but at a price.

“SiTech offers an effective alternative to cast iron. It delivers all the required acoustic suppression performance whilst being lightweight and easy to install due to the push-fit fittings. SiTech is both a practical and affordable solution for the installer.”

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