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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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HOW MANY SOUND TESTS DO I NEED ON MY PROJECT

HOW MANY SOUND TESTS DO I NEED ON MY PROJECT Our clients often ask ‘how many sound tests do I need on my project’? Part E stipulates that one set […]

Posted on Jun 15, 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

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Sound Testing for Compliance with Lease Conditions

Sound Testing for Compliance with Lease Conditions If you own or manage an apartment it has a lease agreement that has conditions relating to the changing of the floor construction, […]

Posted on May 19, 2017

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Sound Testing for Leasehold Compliance

Sound Testing for Leasehold Compliance Clients often get in touch with us when they have run into trouble whilst undertaking refurbishments to their London apartments. In many cases they have […]

Posted on May 17, 2017

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Careful Acoustic Installation leads to Successful Sound Testing

Careful  Acoustic Installation leads to Successful Sound Testing It is very important that acoustic installation details are closely followed to ensure that the onsite results are as close as possible […]

Posted on May 11, 2017

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The Difference Between Laboratory and Site Sound Testing

The Difference Between Laboratory and Site Sound Testing Many suppliers of acoustic insulation products quote laboratory sound test results  to demonstrate the performance of their systems. This often causes considerable […]

Posted on May 10, 2017

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How to Improve your Sound Test Results

How to improve your Sound Test Results If you have started a new or conversion development, it is important that from the offset you realise that you will need to […]

Posted on May 10, 2017

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Reducing the Chance of Sound Testing failures

Reducing the Chance of Sound Testing failures The simplest way to reduce the chance of sound testing failures is through careful consideration to the acoustic design at the start of the […]

Posted on May 09, 2017

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Why Have I Failed my Sound Insulation Test?

Why Have I Failed my Sound Insulation Test? This is one of the most common questions clients ask when their property has just failed the sound testing. One of the […]

Posted on May 09, 2017

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Sound Intrusion Though Windows

Sound Intrusion Though Windows Sound intrusion though windows can also be a source of great annoyance if the sound is excessive, and in some cases developments have failed the sound […]

Posted on Apr 03, 2017

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Remedial action following a sound insulation test failure

Remedial action following a sound insulation test failure If a partition fails a sound insulation test, it can be difficult to provide definitive guidance on resolving specific problems that have […]

Posted on Mar 31, 2017

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Sound Test Report Information

Sound Test Report Information All our testing and reportage are undertaken in strict accordance with Annexe B of Approved Document E of the Building Regulations and BS EN ISO 140-4:1998 “Field […]

Posted on Mar 30, 2017

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Preparing for your site for Sound Testing

Preparing for your site for Sound Testing To record accurate test measurements, we need to ensure that the correct site conditions are achieved prior to the precompletion sound testing. Relatively […]

Posted on Mar 29, 2017

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Acoustic Design Advice

Acoustic Design Advice To try and help our clients achieve compliance with Approved Document E, we offer the following 4 step acoustic design advice package: Site Survey Visits – to […]

Posted on Mar 27, 2017

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Sound Insulation Testing

Sound Insulation Testing At APT we offer Airborne and Impact Sound Insulation Testing in accordance with Part E of the Building Regulations and, where required sound testing on Schools BB93 […]

Posted on Mar 20, 2017

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Checking the Air Seal Line to Ensure Air Tightness

Checking the Air Seal Line to Ensure Air Tightness Many companies don’t fully understand the importance of the air seal line in regards to air tightness. The air seal line […]

Posted on Mar 16, 2017

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The Importance of Airtightness Testing

The Importance of Airtightness Testing The importance of air tightness testing is often overlooked within the build process. Approved document L1 & L2 suggests that air permeability is the physical property used […]

Posted on Mar 13, 2017

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How we undertake a Room Integrity Test

How we undertake a Room Integrity Test Our clients often ask how we undertake a room integrity test, so we have written this article to explain this in more detail. Any […]

Posted on Mar 02, 2017

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Ensuring Compliance for Server Room Integrity Testing

Ensuring Compliance for Server Room Integrity Testing Air leakage and smoke ingress are detrimental to an installation’s firefighting capabilities and can result in massive failure of your critical asset. Ensuring compliance […]

Posted on Mar 01, 2017

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Why Do Room Integrity Testing?

Why Do Room Integrity Testing? We often get asked why do room integrity testing? there are two critical reasons why you need to undertake the testing, the first is It’s […]

Posted on Feb 24, 2017