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Easy Ceiling Upgrades to Pass Part E Sound Testing

This blog explains what easy ceiling upgrades can be undertaken to pass Part E of Building Regulations. We can provide a professional acoustic consultancy design service to Architects, Property Developers […]

Posted on Jan 31, 2014

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What is a Planning Noise Survey

What is a Planning Noise Survey A planning noise survey needs to be carried out by a suitably qualified acoustic consultant, preferably UKAS accredited in acoustics. APT is UKAS accredited […]

Posted on Jan 23, 2014

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SOUND TESTING AND THE MAIN NOISE FLANKING PATHS

SOUND TESTING AND THE MAIN NOISE FLANKING PATHS One of the most common reasons for partitions failing the sound testing is down to noise flanking between partitions. Noise Flanking is […]

Posted on Jan 23, 2014

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The Most Common Reasons for Sound Test Failure

Careful design and good workmanship are very important when trying to avoid sound test failures. Reasons for failing a sound insulation test between dwellings usually fall into three categories: 1. […]

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

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ROBUST ACOUSTIC DESIGN FOR SUCCESSFUL SOUND TESTING

ROBUST ACOUSTIC DESIGN FOR SUCCESSFUL SOUND TESTING The first stage of the any project is to undertake robust acoustic design for successful sound testing.  To start this process you need […]

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

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Our Acoustic Design Service

APT Sound Testing provides a professional acoustic consultancy design service to Architects, Property Developers and Building Contractors. We specialise in helping small developers pass their sound testing to achieve Part […]

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

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Airborne Sound Testing in London

Our capital is a massive city containing over 5 million dwellings. In this overcrowded environment it is essential that noise transference between properties in kept to an absolute minimum for […]

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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NOISE FLANKING ON YOUR PROJECT

NOISE FLANKING ON YOUR PROJECT If you fail your Sound Test, you first you need to understand how the sound is travelling into your home. It may be coming directly […]

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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SOUND TESTING – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

SOUND TESTING – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  Please find our list of Sound Testing common questions and answers, to help you prepare for the sound testing: Q. How do I know […]

Posted on Dec 13, 2013

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WHAT SOUND LEVELS DO I NEED TO PASS MY SOUND TESTING?

WHAT SOUND LEVELS DO I NEED TO PASS MY SOUND TESTING? To help you better understand the sound level requirements of Part E of Building Regulations to pass your Sound […]

Posted on Dec 06, 2013

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ACOUSTIC DESIGN CONSULTANCY

Acoustic Design Consultancy  On all new construction projects its extremely  important that checks are undertaken on the acoustic design from the initial design stage through to completion. We at APT […]

Posted on Dec 05, 2013

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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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SOUND TESTING IN LONDON

London is a massive city containing over 8 million people. In this crowded environment it is essential that noise transference between properties in kept to a  minimum for the occupant’s […]

Posted on Nov 07, 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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What Types of Sound Testing Do I Need To Undertake?

Sound Testing for Part E of Building Regulations has been a mandatory requirement since July 2003. All new build dwellings and conversions which were built after this date require 10% […]

Posted on Sep 25, 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