NoiseAir were out on site recently carrying out sound testing at a recently converted property in Telford, Shropshire. The project involved the conversion of an old chapel into six new apartments.
In accordance with Building Regulations Approved Document E, there is a requirement for sound insulation testing of the walls and floors between adjoining dwellings . This is to ensure that the partitions do not exceed acceptable noise transmission levels for future occupants.
Sound insulation testing (or ‘Part E testing’) covers both airborne and impact noise tests, which for example might reflect noise from footsteps in an apartment above, or music and conversation heard from the apartment next door. Inevitably, unwanted noise transmission can present a major problem for residents, so adequate sound insulation is vital on a development such as this.
Our consultants carried out several tests on site which all passed and the developer was issued with a sound insulation test certificate. The certificate can then be presented to the buildings inspector as part of the building work sign off.
Are you a developer and unsure of your obligations? We not only carry out sound insulation testing when your project is nearing completion, but can be involved from the early planning stages to offer consultancy advice and testing of existing partition walls and floors. We can also consider the materials and design you are planning to use on new partitions to predict sound insulation levels using specialist software.
Get in touch with our experienced team of acoustic consultants to discuss your requirements or to book your sound insulation test.
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