Our Roadmap to a Impartial, Professional Acoustic Design and Testing

Our roadmap to a impartial, professional acoustic design service

We have a highly experienced acoustic engineers and technicians providing sound testing, air testing and acoustic consultancy services to thousands  of clients across the UK. We are a UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No. 4340), so you can be sure of the highest quality of workmanship and reportage at all times. We work in partnership with our customers to guide them through the acoustic design and testing process, providing friendly, informative advice from the initial design stage through to the precompletion testing.

In our experience, achieving good acoustic performance in buildings is not always easy, especially if:

                1. the performance requirements are set higher than the standard Part E minimum – often stipulated in leases or employers requirements.
                2. your building is a conversion project with lots of existing features
                3. you have already failed the sound insulation testing.
                4. there are issues with the onsite construction, such as the inclusion of lightweight masonry in the perimeter wall.


Using our friendly and proactive approach our acoustic engineers will work with you to achieve the required level of performance, however complex the project. Using the APT Sound Testing team, you will benefit from:

                • all in one acoustic solution, that considers sample sound testing, acoustic design and final pre-completion sound testing.
                • vast amount of technical knowledge gained from providing consultancy on a wide range of projects for over 25 years (from small housing developments to multi-residential, mixed-use or commercial sites) as well as experience from carrying out over 10,000 sound insulation tests.
                • ongoing impartial independent advice – we are not affiliated with any acoustic manufacturers so the advice you receive is completely impartial. All correspondence with you remains strictly private and confidential.
                • we endeavour to provide the cheapest acoustic solution to try and reduce costs and buildability issues. This will an off the shelf solution wherever possible.



Our roadmap to acoustic success

In our experience, no two customers are the same, especially with local authorities requesting varying levels of compliance across the UK. Its our ongoing mission is to fully understand your prime aims and objectives for your individual project, so that you get the correct acoustic service package and ongoing support that you are looking for. Here is a list of our most common services customers request:

                1. Sample Sound Insulation Testing – We undertake sample sound testing to identify the sound levels for the existing party walls and floors. Thereafter a more targeted acoustic design can be undertaken to the partitions saving time and money through the construction process.
                2. Acoustic Consultancy – We have considerable experience in all matters related to architectural acoustic design and detailing. We can help develop the initial acoustic design of the project from the initial design scheme stage, in particular acoustic isolation, and interior acoustics. We also use the latest Norsonic equipment analysers and sound sources for conventional and binaural acoustic measurements.
                3. Site Visits – we undertake site visits which allow you (the client) and your contractor to feel confident about the outcome of testing at the end of the build. The site visits let us check that the installation teams are installing the acoustic materials as per manufacturers avoiding crucial onsite mistakes. You can often have a compliant design which still fails due to poor workmanship; the site survey visits negate the risk of sound test failure.
                4. Precompletion Sound Insulation Testing – We visit site and undertake the final pre-completion testing to ensure compliance with Building Regulations Part E and achieve building control sign off for the acoustic elements of the project.

APT Sound Testing can provide acoustic advice reducing the risk of costly remedial works to your project prior to handover. We are also a UKAS accredited sound testing, so you can be sure of a friendly and professional service providing a ‘one stop’ solution for all your acoustic requirements.

If you would like more information in regards to sound testing service and/or acoustic design services in London, please contact us on 01525 303905 or info@aptsoundtesting.co.uk, for more information please visit our website at www.aptsoundtesting.co.uk or download our sound test checklist.