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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

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Improving Acoustic Insulation to Improve Sound Test Results

One growing problem 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 separating […]

Posted on Oct 05, 2012

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Is My Site Fully Prepared for the Sound Test?

To help you prepare for the sound testing, we have listed out some more common questions we get asked: Will the sound testing disrupt work on site? During the sound […]

Posted on Oct 04, 2012

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Sound Insulation Testing – Question and Answers

We often get asked the following questions in regards to sound testing. Do detached properties require sound testing? No. Only attached properties require sound tests. Are internal walls/floor between rooms […]

Posted on Oct 04, 2012

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Why Do I Need to Carry Out Sound Testing?

Part E of Building Regulations require that builders demonstrate the sound insulation performance of separating walls/floors in new-build dwellings or rooms for residential purposes (as well as those newly formed […]

Posted on Oct 04, 2012

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How Good Robust Insulation Improves Sound Test Results

Sound insulation provides resistance to the passage of sound through the walls and floors of new and existing buildings. In buildings, sound can be defined as ‘airborne sound’ – i.e. […]

Posted on Oct 03, 2012

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Sound Testing Levels Required to Achieve Part E Compliance

We often get asked ‘what levels do we need to achieve to pass the sound testing requirements of Part E of Building Regulations’ To help you better understand the sound […]

Posted on Oct 03, 2012

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Part E Sound Testing

Part E Pre-completion sound testing has been a mandatory requirement since July 2003. All new build properties and conversions which were built after this date require 10% of each party […]

Posted on Oct 03, 2012

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An Overview of our Sound Test Services

A Brief Summary of Our Sound Test Services We are often asked what types of sound test and noise surveys we can undertake. We offer all types of Sound Testing […]

Posted on Oct 03, 2012