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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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SOUND INSULATION TESTING in LONDON

Sound Insulation Testing in London APT Sound Testing have a massive amount of experience when it comes to undertaking  sound insulation testing in London. We have the necessary know how and […]

Posted on Apr 07, 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

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I Have Passed The Sound Testing So Why Do I Have Squeaking Floors

I Have Passed The Sound Testing So Why Do I Have Squeaking Floors One potential problem with floors is that they can squeak after they have been installed. This is […]

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

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Careful Consideration to the Acoustic Design will help you pass your Sound Test

Careful Consideration to the Acoustic Design will help you pass your Sound Test Careful consideration must be shown to the acoustic design from the start of every conversion project to […]

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

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The Different Types of Sound testing in London

This article explains the different types of Sound testing in London There are two different types of sound testing you need to pass to comply with Building Regulations Part E. […]

Posted on Mar 11, 2016

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Good Acoustic Design for Sound Testing In London

Good Acoustic Design to Help Pass your Sound Testing In London  Careful acoustic design consideration should be used from the offset of the project to ensure your project passes the […]

Posted on Mar 07, 2016

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Defect Diagnosis & Remedial Advice for Sound Testing in London

With over 30 years’ experience in building design, we are able to diagnose the reasons for the sound test failure and recommend a cost-effective solution. Often, the reasons for the […]

Posted on Feb 29, 2016

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How to Achieve a Successful Sound Test in London

Two key areas that need to be addressed when trying to pass your London Sound Test is by improving the floor construction to deal with airborne noise (TV noise, music […]

Posted on Feb 03, 2016

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London Sound Test Failures

Sound testing has been a mandatory requirement since July 2003, and all new build properties and conversions which were built after this date require 10% of each party wall/floor construction […]

Posted on Feb 01, 2016

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Typical Sound Flanking Pathways Identified when Sound Testing In London

During the last decade we have undertaken thousands of sound tests in London, and as such we have built up considerable knowledge of typical sound flanking pathways, here are a few […]

Posted on Jan 28, 2016

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How Onsite Construction Can Affect Sound Test Results in London

In our experience it is never safe to assume because the architect has specified high performance walls, windows and floor/ceiling assemblies that this will definitely pass sound testing in London. There […]

Posted on Jan 28, 2016

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What If My Project Fails the London Sound Test

If your building failed the London Sound Test, it may be down to a problem with the acoustic construction, due to issues such as noise flanking and poor material selection. […]

Posted on Jan 26, 2016