Acoustic Sound Testing and Noise Consultancy Services
Pre-Completion Sound Testing
We can arrange UKAS accredited compliance testing of sound insulation in accordance with Approved Document E of the Building Regulations (England & Wales) and BS EN ISO 140-4:1998 and 140-7:1998.
Final compliance testing will typically consist of two Airborne and two Impact sound tests to separating floors, with a further two Airborne sound tests to party walls if applicable.
Part E Compliance
In addition to Acoustic Testing Services, we offer consultancy to enhance performance and compliance with Approved Document E of the Building Regulations (England & Wales, 2004) and the Code for Sustainable Homes (2009).
Even though standardised details exist to improve compliance rates, all projects have unique characteristics and may well benefit from additional sound advice to avoid any post-occupation issues.
BB93 School and Colleges Compliance
Calculations are undertaken in line with the guidance given in BB93, for partition walls and floors, generating design advice on sound insulation between classrooms and other sensitive areas. We can calculate the current reverberation in classrooms to determine the required sound absorption requirements.
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Written by Stephen Young
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