NoiseAir were recently appointed to carry out sound insulation testing for Building Regulations at a newly converted property in Lytham St Annes on the Fylde Coast. The project involved the conversion of a large single detached house into 3 modern apartments.
In accordance with Building Regulations Approved Document E, the division of the house into multiple units meant that sound testing was necessary on completion. Approved Document E refers to the requirement for sound testing of partition walls and floors between adjoining dwellings to ensure that acceptable noise transmission levels are not exceeded, which would inevitably subject future residents to excessive noise.
Sound insulation testing (or ‘Part E testing’) covers both airborne and impact noise tests. An example of airborne noise would be conversation or music overheard from a neighbour’s apartment, whereas an example of impact noise would be footsteps being heard from a flat above. Excessive noise transmission can potentially create a problem for residents, so adequate sound insulation is essential.
Our acoustic consultants were able to carry out the testing between the three new units and on completion, a certificate was issued for the client to demonstrate compliance.
Are you a property developer or resident and need advice on sound insulation requirements? Our team of experienced consultants can assist your project in terms of both sound insulation consultancy in the early planning stages, through to the pre-completion sound testing sign off. Our specialist acoustic software can assess the materials and design you are planning to use on new walls and floors to predict sound insulation levels.
Get in touch with our acoustics team to discuss your requirements or to book your sound insulation test.
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