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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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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

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What Happens if my Enclosure Fails the Room Integrity Test?

What Happens If my Enclosure Fails the Room Integrity Test? If your protected enclosure fails the room integrity test, APT’s highly trained and experienced test engineers will be able to […]

Posted on Feb 23, 2017

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Room Integrity Testing in London

Room Integrity Testing in London There are literally tens of thousands of protected enclosures – such as server rooms and data centres) throughout London and the South East. With many […]

Posted on Feb 20, 2017

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Simple Acoustic Upgrades

Simple Acoustic Upgrades There are many simple acoustic upgrades you can undertake to improve the sound insulation values of your dwelling. Plate A below shows one cost effective ceiling upgrade […]

Posted on Feb 13, 2017

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Good Acoustic Design

Good Acoustic Design to Pass Your Sound Insulation Testing We have carried our hundreds of acoustic design reviews and sound insulation tests, so we are well placed to help you overcome […]

Posted on Feb 10, 2017

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Noise Damping to Improve Sound Testing

Noise Damping to Improve Sound Testing  Noise damping is the most efficient and effective ways to control vibration and noise radiation at the source. Damping materials lessen this noise by turning […]

Posted on Dec 16, 2016

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Adding Mass to Improve Sound Insulation

Adding Mass to Improve Sound Insulation Adding mass to improve sound insulation can be one of the most important elements to improving precompletion sound testing results. In summary it basically […]

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

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Noise Absorption

Noise Absorption It is usual for air cavities to resonate, such as the cavity within a timber wall. For instance if you blow across the top of a bottle and […]

Posted on Dec 06, 2016

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Decoupling of Materials

Decoupling of Materials There are many things to consider with your acoustic design and construction, one of the first – and most important) is the decoupling of materials or also […]

Posted on Dec 05, 2016

The Main Sound Proofing Elements

The main Sound Proofing Elements Coupled Wall Construction We often get asked ‘how can we improve our soundproofing on our development. The first thing to understand is the basic of […]

Posted on Dec 02, 2016

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Noise Problems in Refurbished Industrial Buildings

Noise Problems in Refurbished Industrial Buildings We often get asked to undertake a series of sound test measurements to establish the acoustic performance of the wall of floors construction in […]

Posted on Nov 29, 2016

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Sound Transmission Though Windows

Sound Transmission Though Windows One source of great annoyance is often due to sound transmission though windows, this can be down to a variety of factors. If the windows are […]

Posted on Nov 28, 2016

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Ceiling and Wall Assemblies for Part E

Ceiling and Wall Assemblies for Part E  In our experience ceiling and wall assemblies, can be the main pathways for the two main types of sound transmission. The first type […]

Posted on Nov 25, 2016