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Why have I failed my Precompletion Sound Testing

Why have I failed my Precompletion Sound Testing? There are many reasons why dwellings fail precompletion sound testing. If the onsite construction has gaps, cracks or holes it will conduct […]

Posted on Sep 14, 2017

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Acoustic Design and Sound Testing

Acoustic Design and Sound Testing We are currently experiencing a large rise in the amount of housing stock that’s requiring sound testing throughout the UK. As commercial buildings such as […]

Posted on Sep 11, 2017

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Good Acoustic Design Detailing

Good Acoustic Design Detailing. Careful consideration to acoustic design detailing should be used from the offset of the project, whether it’s a new build or conversion project, if the acoustic […]

Posted on Sep 08, 2017

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Sound Testing to Office Conversions

Sound Testing to Office Conversions  When it comes to refurbishment projects such as office block conversions or large houses subdivided into dwellings, we can undertake a sample sound test of the […]

Posted on Sep 04, 2017

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Sound Testing on London Developments

Sound Testing on London Developments  Sound Insulation Testing is undertaken near the end of a project to show that the party wall and floors meet the Building Regulations Part E […]

Posted on Sep 04, 2017

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Improving Sound Transmission Through Floor Partitions

Improving Sound Transmission Through Floor Partitions In our experience, refurbishment projects usually achieve 30-35dB for airborne sound and 70dB for Impact Sound, if the existing construction has not been acoustically […]

Posted on Aug 30, 2017

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Designing for Sound Insulation

Designing for Sound Insulation Many of the dwellings in throughout the UK consist of large houses or office blocks that have been converted into flats. Unfortunately during the design stage […]

Posted on Aug 30, 2017

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Acoustic Design Advice for my Sound Insulation Test

Acoustic Design Advice for my Sound Insulation Test We at APT Sound Testing pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive acoustic design service to help you development attain compliance with Building […]

Posted on Aug 14, 2017

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How are Plots Selected for Sound Testing?

How are plots selected for sound testing? APT usually specifies the amount of sound insulation tests that are required. Firstly we look through the floor plans to work out a […]

Posted on Aug 11, 2017

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Approved Document E: Frequently Asked Questions

Approved Document E: Frequently Asked Questions Why am I required to undertake sound insulation testing?   Sound insulation and speech privacy are critical for a variety of reasons. Inadequate sound […]

Posted on Aug 10, 2017

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Upgrading Floor Partitions to Pass Sound Testing

Upgrading Floor Partitions to Pass Sound Testing In our experience of undertaking hundreds of sample of sound tests throughout London and the Home Counties, refurbishment projects usually achieve 30-35dB for […]

Posted on Aug 07, 2017

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Improving Sound Insulation on Conversion Projects

Improving Sound Insulation on Conversion Projects In cities throughout the UK there are a huge amount of conversion projects where large Victorian or Georgian houses – or more recently office […]

Posted on Aug 07, 2017

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Noise Flanking Paths

Noise Flanking Paths To reduce the chance of sound testing failure, it is imperative that flanking transmission is considered at the design stage to reduce potential noise flanking paths. Good […]

Posted on Jul 19, 2017

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Sound Testing Rating Methods

Sound Testing Rating Methods Sound tests are broken down into various sound testing rating methods. The sound insulation definition and terms are as follows: Rating Method – RW This single […]

Posted on Jul 18, 2017

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Sound Testing Definitions and Terms (1 of 2)

Sound Testing Definitions and Terms (1 of 2)  Sound testing is usually undertaken near the end of a project to show that the party wall and floor partitions meet the […]

Posted on Jul 18, 2017

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Sound Test Procedure

Sound Test Procedure  The Sound Testing procedure is fairly simple and our engineer will be happy to explain this on site. Essentially, for party walls there is one type of […]

Posted on Jul 07, 2017

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Sound Insulation Testing in London

Sound Insulation Testing in London London is a massive city containing over 9 million people density and high rise apartments. With many living in this overcrowded environment it is essential […]

Posted on Jul 07, 2017

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Impact Sound Insulation Testing

Impact Sound Insulation Testing Impact sound transmission testing is undertaken to floors only. This test is different, a calibrated Norsonic ‘tapping machine’ which comprises of five ‘hammers’ driven up and […]

Posted on Jul 04, 2017

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The Two Types of Sound Insulation Test

The Two Types of Sound Insulation Test There are two types of sound insulation testing, Airborne and Impact. Airborne sound testing is undertaken to walls & floors. Firstly a controlled […]

Posted on Jul 03, 2017

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Why do my Floors Squeak?

Why do my Floors Squeak? We often receive complaints from clients in regards to their floors creaking. This is often because the Joists are often spaced too far apart, which can […]

Posted on Jun 16, 2017

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Tips to Pass your Sound Insulation Test

Our clients often get asked for tips in regards to passing their sound testing; here are a few tips to help you pass Building regulations Part E: Ensure all penetrations […]

Posted on Jun 13, 2017

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Good Acoustic Design for Sound Testing

Good Acoustic Design for Sound Testing To attain the standards stipulated within Building Regulations Part E, careful consideration should be shown to your buildings acoustic design  from the start of the […]

Posted on Jun 05, 2017

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A Successful Sound Insulation Test

A Successful Sound Insulation Test There are many considerations to achieving a successful sound test on your development. The main areas that need to be addressed are the dividing wall […]

Posted on Jun 01, 2017

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Sound Testing to Comply with Lease Conditions

Sound Testing to Comply with Lease Conditions Many people unknowingly fail to abide by the lease agreement as they may not know that there is usually a condition that states […]

Posted on May 22, 2017