Sound Insulation Testing
What is Sound Insulation Testing?
Sound insulation testing is known by a variety of names. Sound testing, soundproofing, and pre-completion testing are just a few examples.
When you’re unfamiliar with the method, this might be rather perplexing. They all refer to the same thing, though: sound insulation testing. We’ll go over what it is, when it’s needed, and how to prepare for a test in the sections below.
The Approved Document E (ADE 2003, as amended) of the Building Regulations applies to new or converted homes, flats, or rooms for residential use. Tests are carried out on completed wall and/or floor structures. This is the standard method for demonstrating how “soundproof” a structure is.
Sound Insulation And Acoustics Testing For New Builds
Developments will require you to test your walls and your floors to make sure that they meet the required sound insulation regulations. The only reason why you wouldn’t require a new sound insulation assessment to do this is if one has been carried out on the building previously and you already have the details.
When you have a test to meet sound insulation regulations, you will find that it meets the airborne and impact travel of sound between two spaces. If you are not sure if you have already met the noise insulation regulations or if you want to make sure that you meet the building regulations for floor insulation then all you need to do is take a look below today to find out more.
Under building regulations part E, your building will require sound insulation testing if it fits into one of the following categories:
- A new development containing 2 apartments or more
- Converting a dwelling into multiple flats
- Building terraced or semi-detached
- If your building has rooms for residential or public use (nursing home, hotel, Etc)
- If you have a design which has changed since the last test
Trusted Sound Insulation Testing Consultancy
Our energy partners work with the UKAS engineers and various consultants. We have years of experience when it comes to acoustics and we have already carried out hundreds of tests up and down the UK. We can take care of just about anything for you, so take a look below to get an idea of how we could help you.
- Sound Insulation Testing
- Environmental Consultancy
- Planning Guidance
- BB93 Acoustic in Schools
- Building Acoustic Design
- Noise Mapping and Prediction
- Acoustic Building Designs and Acoustic Build Quality
- Noise at Work
Acoustic Design in schools and residential buildings
Before the year 2003, part E of the UK domestic building regulations did not actually apply to schools but now it has changed and this means that schools now need to meet various standards when it comes to their acoustics. Any new building is now covered within these building regulations and they are also subject to design and checks by the relevant bodies. Of course, this only applies to schools that are in England and Wales so this is something you need to keep in mind. On top of this, there are plenty of reasons why you may have bad acoustics in your school, but if you want to find out more about some of the standards that you need to meet then all you need to do is take a look below.
- Section 2 – Noise Control
- Section 3 – Insulation For Outside Noise
- Section 4 – Room Design for Speech
- Section 5 – Room Design for Music
- Section 6 – Equipment and Design for Those with Hearing Requirements
Qualified Sound Insulation Testing Experts
We can provide you with qualified consultants who have years of experience working with sound insulation testing Our expert team will work with you on your building design and carry out sound insulation testing to measure reverberation time, insulation and even ambient noise.
As well as sound insulation testing, we specialise in helping building projects achieve building regulation compliance through SAP assessments, Part F ventilation testing and energy efficiency consultation.