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Reducing Noise in Residential Buildings

Reducing Noise in Residential Buildings We often get asked how noise can be reduced in residential buildings such as apartments or terrace houses. One of the most common problems is […]

Posted on Nov 24, 2016

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Our Sound Testing Procedure

Our Sound Testing Procedure Our sound testing procedure is quite simple and our acoustic engineer will be happy to explain this on site. Essentially, for party walls there is one […]

Posted on Nov 21, 2016

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Simple Acoustic Floor and Wall Upgrades

Simple Acoustic Floor and Wall Upgrades  There are many quick and simple acoustic wall and floor upgrades to help you achieve compliance with Build Regulations Part E. One of the […]

Posted on Nov 18, 2016

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Noise Flanking Can Lead to Sound Test Failure

Noise Flanking Can Lead to Sound Test Failure Noise flanking can be a huge problem and one of the main causes of excessive sound transmission. If your project fails the […]

Posted on Oct 21, 2016

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SOUND TESTING FOR LONDON

SOUND INSULATION TESTING FOR LONDON London is a massive city containing in excess of 5 million dwellings, many sharing wall and floor partitions. In this noisy environment it is essential that […]

Posted on Oct 20, 2016

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Preparing Your Project For Sound Testing

Preparing Your Project For Sound Testing There are many important things to remember as you near completion on your project, one of which is to adequately prepare your London project […]

Posted on Oct 11, 2016

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Sound Testing on Conversion Projects

Sound Testing on Conversion Projects In our experience acoustic design and sound testing on conversion projects don’t need to be problematic. If you are currently in the process converting offices and/or houses […]

Posted on Oct 04, 2016

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Airborne and Impact Sound Tests

Airborne and Impact Sound Tests You are required to undertake two types of sound testing to comply with Building Regulations Part E, they are Airborne and Impact sound tests. Airborne […]

Posted on Oct 03, 2016

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Sound Testing Services for New Dwellings

Sound Testing Services  for new dwellings Sound Testing Services became mandatory in England & Wales in 2003, when Approved Document E was updated. Approved Document E requires new and converted to […]

Posted on Oct 03, 2016

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Successful Sound Testing in London

Successful Sound Testing in London  From the offset careful consideration should be shown to the acoustic design detailing for both conversion and new build projects if you are to achieve a […]

Posted on Sep 16, 2016

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The Two Types of Floor Noise

The Two Types of Floor Noise Under Building Regulations Part E there are two distinct types of floor noise to consider; they are: Airborne Noise (for example speech and music) Impact […]

Posted on Sep 13, 2016

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Sound Insulation Testing Terminology (3 of 3)

Sound Insulation Testing Terminology (3 of 3) Often confusion can arise from the large amount of ‘terms’ used in conjunction with acoustic design and sound insulation testing. To help with […]

Posted on Sep 12, 2016

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Sound Testing Terminology (2 of 3)

Sound Testing Terminology (2 of 3) Often confusion can arise from the large amount of ‘terms’ used in conjunction with acoustic design and sound insulation testing. To help with this we have […]

Posted on Sep 08, 2016

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Sound Test Terminology (1 of 3)

Sound Test Terminology (1 of 3) Often confusion can arise from the large amount of ‘terms’ used in conjunction with acoustic design and sound insulation testing. To help with this […]

Posted on Sep 06, 2016

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GOOD ACOUSTIC DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

GOOD ACOUSTIC DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Unfortunately there are many misconceptions when it comes to acoustic design and construction. Unfortunately by simply constructing a good separating wall or floor this may […]

Posted on Aug 31, 2016

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Broken Down Rating Methods for Sound Testing

Broken Down Rating Methods for Sound Testing  The sound insulation rating methods that follow are defined in: Sound insulation testing is usually undertaken near the end of a project to […]

Posted on Aug 31, 2016

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The different types of Sound Testing

The different types of Sound Testing. There are two distinct types of noise to consider through floors, they are: Airborne Noise (for example speech and music) and Impact Noise (for example […]

Posted on Jul 25, 2016

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Simple Design Solutions to Pass Part E Sound Testing

Simple Design Solutions to Pass Part E Sound Testing There are many simple solutions to reduce the noise levels and achieve compliance with Part E sound testing. We can provide easy […]

Posted on Jul 20, 2016

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Poor Acoustic Design

Poor Acoustic Design  Sound test failure is often down to poor acoustic design detailing during the design and construction phase of a project. Sound test failure are often associated with poor […]

Posted on Jul 18, 2016

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Noise Flanking Through Steel Columns

Noise Flanking Through Steel Columns. Unless Steel Columns or beams are isolated from the surrounding wall/floor partition it can lead to noise flanking, particular hollow steel columns. Steel can also […]

Posted on May 13, 2016

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The two types of sound insulation testing through floors.

There are two distinct types of sound insulation testing through floors, they are: Airborne Noise (for example speech and music) Impact Noise (for example footsteps directly on the floor above) In […]

Posted on May 13, 2016

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Failed Sound Testing in London?

Failed Sound Testing in London? When a building fails the Part E Sound Test in London it may be down to a problem with the acoustic construction, this may be down […]

Posted on Apr 18, 2016

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BS8233 Noise Surveys in London

BS8233 Noise Surveys in London APT Sound Testing have undertaken undertake many BS8233 Noise Surveys in London to comply with local planning conditions.  We are a professional noise and acoustic consultancy firm […]

Posted on Apr 11, 2016

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Acoustic Design Considerations

Acoustic Design Considerations In our experience you need to take into account the acoustic design from the offset of the project, failing to do so usually results in sound test failure; if […]

Posted on Mar 30, 2016