NoiseAir were recently instructed to carry out sound testing at a recently converted property in Warrington, Cheshire. The project involved the conversion of an old commercial and office building 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, conversation or music in neighbouring apartments. Unwanted noise transmission can present a major problem for residents, so adequate sound insulation is essential for residential developments.
Our consultants carried out a number of tests on site. All partitions 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 need advice on sound testing requirements? As well as sound insulation testing when your project is nearing completion, we can also offer consultancy advice in the planning stages to ensure you achieve adequate noise control. We can also use our specialist software to 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 experienced team of acoustic consultants to discuss your requirements or to book your sound insulation test.
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