There are two distinct types of sound insulation testing through floors, they are:
- Airborne Noise (for example speech and music)
- Impact Noise (for example footsteps directly on the floor above)
In the event of both types of sound – Airborne & Impact) are emitting excessive noise through the ceiling/floor, then there are some easy installations that should reduce the sound levels and improve your sound test results.
We also offer an acoustic design service which helps clients to pass the sound testing upon completion of the acoustic upgrade. By advising on a simple cost effective wall and/or floor upgrade, we are able to forward simple to follow acoustic design reviews, utilising our extensive knowledge of different materials and construction methods. Where our acoustic upgrades have been incorporated into the site construction, all the pre-completion sound tests have passed, ensuring compliance with Part E of Building Regulations.
Pre-completion sound testing has been a mandatory requirement since 2003 and all new build properties and conversions which were built after this date require 10% of each party wall/floor construction type to be tested. In is usual to test between living rooms and bedrooms as these are classed as the two main habitable rooms; however, other rooms can be used if this is not possible such as study’s, kitchens and dining rooms.
We also carry out a large amount of sound tests in council/housing association blocks, where the residents are experiencing excess noise between the dividing wall and floor partitions.
We provide full UKAS accredited air and sound testing in London, using the latest Class 1 equipment, so our clients can be sure that all testing is completed to a strict ISO quality controlled standard