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A Simple Acoustic Floor Upgrade for Timber Floors

Once of the most common questions we get asked is – whats a simple acoustic floor upgrade for timber floors? There is a couple of answers in regards to this: […]

Posted on Dec 04, 2013

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Improving Sound Insulation in Homes

Many hundreds of people complain about neighbour noise each week throughout the UK. The problem usually occurs at the existing wall & floor partitions between units. Poor quality new build […]

Posted on Nov 29, 2013

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Impact Sound Test Upgrade for Ceilings

If your floor fails the impact sound test then a simple upgrade (without removing the existing floor) may be as follows: Leave the existing floor in place – if the […]

Posted on Nov 13, 2013

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Airborne Sound Test Upgrade for Ceilings

If your ceiling fails the airborne sound test then a simple upgrade (without removing the existing ceiling) may be as follows: Leave in the lathe and plaster or plasterboard directly […]

Posted on Nov 11, 2013

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Noise Flanking Through Window Reveals

Another common area of noise flanking is along window reveals, especially when windows are in close proximity and/or the window reveal has a weal acoustic detail, i.e. one layer of […]

Posted on Nov 11, 2013

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Sound Testing Through Folding Doors

We often undertake BB93 sound testing for schools, during these tests often undertake airborne sound testing through large folding doors. Unfortunately, folding doors often fail the sound testing not because […]

Posted on Nov 11, 2013

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APT SOUND TESTING

APT are an Independent UKAS Accredited Testing Company We specialise in all types of sound insulation testing for Approved Document E of the Building Regulations including BB93  sound testing for […]

Posted on Oct 30, 2013

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Sound Test Failures – Flanking Paths

First you need to understand how the sound is travelling into your home. It may be coming directly through the separating partition, i.e. wall or floor or it may be […]

Posted on Oct 12, 2013

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Upgrading Sound Insulation In Your Home

Sound insulation often needs to be upgraded for a wide variety of reasons including: The existing design and materials are unsuitable to meet Building Regulations Part E for a separating […]

Posted on May 21, 2013

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Sound Testing to Reduce Noise Pollution

We often get asked by clients ‘why do we need to undertake sound testing’ and ‘how much of a difference does noise really make’. This can be answered in one […]

Posted on May 20, 2013

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What is Pre-Completion Sound Testing?

Pre-completion sound testing is a Part E requirement of the Building Regulations. It applies to new houses, flats and flat conversions as well as an existing buildings change of use […]

Posted on May 17, 2013

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Types of Dwellings that Require Sound Testing

For the purposes of sound testing the different types of dwellings are defined as per the list below: Dwelling Means a unit of residential accommodation occupied (whether or not as […]

Posted on Mar 07, 2013

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Remedial Action Following a Test Failure

We at APT Sound Testing recognise that noise transmission in buildings is a complex subject and it can be difficult to provide definitive guidance on resolving specific problems that have […]

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

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What is Impact Sound Testing?

For vertically separated rooms, an Impact sound test may also be required. This type of sound test is used to imitate and test for impact noise or ‘footfall’ noise such […]

Posted on Dec 20, 2012

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What Does Airborne Sound Testing Involve?

Separating walls and floors are tested for airborne sound. This should be undertaken by an accredited member of an organisation – APT are UKAS accredited for Sound Testing. When testing […]

Posted on Dec 20, 2012

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Part E Sound Testing or Robust Details

APT Sound Testing are regularly being asked how best to comply with the Building Regulations Approved Document E for sound testing; and whether it is more cost-efficient to opt for […]

Posted on Dec 20, 2012

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Install Right to Pass Your Sound Test First Time

We often get asked ‘whats the easiest way to pass a sound test first time’ the easy answer is to make sure the material are installed correctly as per the […]

Posted on Dec 19, 2012

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Regional Sound Test Regulations for Part E

We often get asked if the building regulations for sound testing are the same across the country. To help answer this we have collated the following list that clearly identifies […]

Posted on Oct 18, 2012

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Tips to Improve the Sound Insulation in your Home

One of the easiest ways to improve your buildings sound insulation by directly employing your own ‘trusted’ builder. First of all you have to decide how the sound is travelling […]

Posted on Oct 18, 2012

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Improving Sound Insultation with Existing Homes

One growing problem which is people complaining about neighbour noise. The problem can occur in any type of existing or new built house or flat where there is a common […]

Posted on Oct 15, 2012

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The Difference Between Laboratory and On-Site Sound Testing

Despite the old adage whatever the construction undertaken in the test lab should be replicated as close as possible on the construction site; unfortunately, it is very difficult to build […]

Posted on Oct 15, 2012

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Acoustic Design Service for Property Developers

Air Pressure Testing provides a professional Acoustic Consultancy Service to Architects, Property Developers and Building Contractors. We specialise in helping small developers pass their sound testing to achieve Part E […]

Posted on Oct 05, 2012

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Acoustic Insulation Installation Guide for Builder

To stand the best possible chance of passing your sound testing it is important not only that you use the right products, but also you fit them correctly. We have […]

Posted on Oct 05, 2012

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How Do I Improve The Sound Insulation in my Home?

Many people want to try and improve their buildings sound insulation by directly employing their own ‘trusted’ builder. First of all you have to decide how the sound is travelling […]

Posted on Oct 05, 2012