Good Acoustic Design to Pass Your Sound Insulation Testing
We have carried our hundreds of acoustic design reviews and sound insulation tests, so we are well placed to help you overcome any potential problems to achieve compliance with Building Regulations Part E.
It is essential that good acoustic design is actioned from the offset of any new construction project. When designing acoustic partitions you will need to consider the following
- The careful design of floor plans to avoid habitual rooms being placed side by side.
- The mass and density of products that you are using.
- Using good design detailing to ensure the careful isolation of materials.
- The whole construction detail and how it is made up.
- Undertaking careful acoustic detailing of junctions between walls, ceilings and floors.
- Using acoustic wall ties in cavity walls.
- Types of doors in sound resisting walls.
- Containment of noise within noisy parts of a building such as lift shafts.
- Positions of sockets and flues on opposite sides of walls to ensure they don’t sit back to back.
- Sealing and filling of joints.
- The use of cavity closer’s on window/door reveals.
- Careful sealing of service penetrations.
- Designing to reduce potential reverberation in common parts of buildings such as corridors and entrance areas and the subsequent use of absorbent materials.
Unfortunately unless the acoustic design has been taken into account, the floor and ceiling partitions can be the main pathways for sound transmission. The first type of sound transmission is airborne sound such as TV and speech; and the second is the passage of impact sounds such as footfall or children’s toys being dropped on the floor above. Achieving good airborne and impact sound isolation requires careful acoustic design considerations.
APT Sound Testing can advise on all types of acoustic design, whether it’s accomplished during initial construction or during a refurbishment/renovation project. We also undertake UKAS accredited sound testing providing a ‘one stop’ solution for all your acoustic requirements.
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