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Improving Sound Insulation on London Refurbishment Project

Improving Sound Insulation on London Refurbishment Projects Many of our new clients ask ‘ how can we improve our sound insulation on our London Refurbishment projects’. One of the main […]

Posted on May 20, 2015

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The Method for Sound Insulation Testing

The Method for Sound Insulation Testing The method for testing for airborne and impact sound insulation testing methods is clearly presented in BS EN ISO 140-parts 4 & 7: 1998. The […]

Posted on May 18, 2015

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Dealing With Noise Flanking Issues

Dealing With Noise Flanking Issues  One of the easiest ways of dealing with noise flanking issues is to use isolation strips around the perimeter of the partitions at the edges […]

Posted on May 13, 2015

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Sound Insulation & Noise Flanking

Sound Insulation & Noise Flanking Sound insulation & noise flanking describes the reduction of sound that passes between two spaces separated by a dividing element, such as a wall or […]

Posted on May 13, 2015

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Excess Noise Between Dwellings

The Reasons for Excess Noise Between Dwellings There are a variety of reasons why sound insulation may need to be improved. Some of the typical reasons given by occupants, property […]

Posted on May 07, 2015

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Sound Testing In House Conversions

Sound Testing Results in House Conversions.  Due to the housing shortage many houses are being converted into flats, which has resulted in a massive spike in noise complains amongst neighbours […]

Posted on May 06, 2015

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Precompletion Sound Testing Throughout London

Precompletion Sound Testing Throughout London  To help enforce good acoustic design principles pre-completion sound testing was introduced July 2003, this resulted in all new build properties and conversions which were built […]

Posted on May 03, 2015

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Pathway To Successful Sound Testing

Pathway to Successful Sound Testing  We have undertaken hundreds of sound throughout London and the South East and have managed to streamline our pathway to successful sound testing. We also […]

Posted on May 01, 2015

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We Can Help If You Fail Your Sound Testing

Failing a sound insulation test is almost certainly the result of a combination, of the following items Poor acoustic advice Poor onsite installation Flanking noise which comprises the sound insulating […]

Posted on Apr 27, 2015

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Failed a Sound Test?

Failed a Sound Test? If a client has failed a sound test, they often ask us for the reason why. It is almost certainly the result of a combination, of the […]

Posted on Apr 27, 2015

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SOUND TESTING ON LONDON DEVELOPMENTS

 SOUND TESTING ON LONDON DEVELOPMENTS London is a massive city containing over 8 million people. In this overcrowded environment it is essential that noise transference between adjoining properties in kept […]

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

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Sound Insulation Testing On New Build Dwellings In Compliance With the Code for Sustainable Homes

Sound Testing  On New Build Dwellings In Compliance With the Code for Sustainable Homes Sound Testing is usually undertaken near the end of a project to show that the party […]

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

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GOOD ACOUSTIC DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION TO PASS SOUND TESTING

 GOOD ACOUSTIC DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION TO PASS SOUND TESTING There are many misconceptions when it comes to acoustics. Unfortunately; by simply constructing a good separating wall or floor this may […]

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

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Sound Testing On Refurbishment Projects

Sound Testing On Refurbishment Projects When it comes to refurbishment projects i.e. large houses that have been converted into flats and/or an office block into flats, we can undertake a […]

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

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Sound Insulation Testing In Compliance With Building Regulations Part E.

Sound Insulation Testing In Compliance With Building Regulations Part E. Sound Testing is usually undertaken near the end of a project to show that the party wall and floors meet the […]

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

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DESIGNING YOUR BUILDING TO PASS PART E SOUND INSULATION TESTING

Designing your Building to Pass Part E Sound  Insulation Testing We at  APT Sound Testing often get asked what architectural features or plan arrangements can reduce the level of sound insulation […]

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

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ACOUSTIC DESIGN FOR PRECOMPLETION SOUND TESTING

ACOUSTIC DESIGN FOR PRECOMPLETION SOUND TESTING It’s extremely important that careful consideration is given to the acoustic design for pre-completion sound testing at an early stage of the design and […]

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

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OUR SOUND TESTING & NOISE SURVEY SERVICES

A SUMMARY OF OUR SOUND TESTING & NOISE SURVEY SERVICES. Here at APT Sound Testing our clients often ask for a summary of our sound testing and noise survey services […]

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

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Sound Insulation Testing – Questions & Answers.

 Sound Insulation Testing – Questions & Answers. APT sound testing often get asked a similar bunch of questions in regards to sound insulation testing. Over the last couple of years […]

Posted on Apr 10, 2014

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PLANNING NOISE SURVEY GUIDANCE

Planning Noise Survey Guidance This guidance is to assist developers and consultants who are involved in  developments where planning permission is required and noise is a consideration and a noise […]

Posted on Apr 03, 2014

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Reasons for Floor Sound Test Failures

We often get asked for the reasons why floors fail sound testing, here are a few of the most common reasons. New building works Previous service works for water pipes, […]

Posted on Apr 03, 2014

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Facade Sound Testing

We have undertaken many façade sound tests to ISO 140 Part 5. Unfortunately in our experience many of the new buildings are struggling to achieve a rating of 40dB, which […]

Posted on Apr 02, 2014

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How Dwelling Layouts and Functions Can Cause Sound Testing Failure

The location and lay out of dwellings play an important role in relation to the levels of subsequent ambient or background noise that surrounds the occupants. Loud noise sources such […]

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

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Poor Dwelling Layouts Can Cause Sound Testing Failure

Poor Dwelling Layouts Can Cause Sound Testing Failure. In our experience its often the location and poor dwelling layouts that can cause sound testing failure. plays an important role in […]

Posted on Apr 01, 2014