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Good Acoustic Design & Construction (Part 2)

There are many misconceptions when it comes to acoustics. Unfortunately by simply constructing a good separating wall or floor partition this may not in itself provide sufficient sound insulation to […]

Posted on Mar 24, 2014

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Good Acoustic Design & Construction (Part 1)

Clients often ask APT Sound Testing what acoustic design measures they need to improve the sound insulation results on their projects to pass Part E Sound Testing. In our experience […]

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

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Sound Testing on Office Conversions

APT Sound Testing under-take hundreds of sound tests on building conversions throughout the capital every year. Many of the sound tests we undertake are typically the conversion of existing 3 […]

Posted on Mar 14, 2014

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Labouratory and Onsite Sound Testing

We at APT often get asked why an acoustic design that has passed easily in the laboratory has struggled – and sometimes failed to pass the sound testing for Part […]

Posted on Mar 06, 2014

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LABORATORY SOUND TESTING COMPARED TO ONSITE SOUND TESTING

LABORATORY SOUND TESTING COMPARED TO ONSITE SOUND TESTING We at APT often get asked why a design that has passed easily in the laboratory has struggled – and sometimes failed […]

Posted on Mar 06, 2014

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Careful Building Layout Design to Pass Part E Sound Testing

APT Sound Testing often get asked what architectural features or plan arrangements can reduce the level of sound insulation or introduce additional sources that may cause us to fail our […]

Posted on Mar 03, 2014

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Quantifying Sound levels for Sound Testing Failures

Quantifying Sound levels for Sound Testing Failures APT Sound Testing often ask us about the parameters behind the sound testing under Part E. To try and clarify sound levels in […]

Posted on Feb 24, 2014

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Poor Sound Insulation and Why It May Cause You to Fail Your Sound Testing

In our experience we often find sound insulation levels achieved by a separating wall or floor will be influenced by the following The original acoustic design wasn’t robust enough. The […]

Posted on Feb 17, 2014

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6 Reasons Why Poor Sound Insulation May Cause You To Fail Your Sound Testing

There are a variety of reasons why sound insulation may need to be improved to pass the sound testing. Some of the typical reasons given by occupants, property managers and […]

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

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Using Acoustic Design and Sound Testing to Improve Residential Noise Levels

APT Sound Testing has seen a large increase in the amount of clients contacting us because they want to improve sound insulation in their existing dwelling/s. In the last 15 […]

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

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Improving Sound Insulation for Quality of Life

For many people sound or noise transmission may be an everyday occurrence and, for some occupants, a series of uncontrollable events. This can lead to frustration, anger and stress for […]

Posted on Feb 10, 2014

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APT SOUND TESTING – AN OVERVIEW OF OUR SERVICES

APT SOUND TESTING – AN OVERVIEW OF OUR SERVICES We are often asked what types of sound test and noise surveys we can undertake. We offer all types of Sound […]

Posted on Feb 03, 2014

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Easy Wall Upgrades to Pass Part E Sound Testing

The previous blog explained an easy acoustic upgrade solution to pass the ceiling/floor sound testing in line with Part E of Building Regulations. this blog contains a video showing an […]

Posted on Feb 03, 2014

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Easy Ceiling Upgrades to Pass Part E Sound Testing

This blog explains what easy ceiling upgrades can be undertaken to pass Part E of Building Regulations. We can provide a professional acoustic consultancy design service to Architects, Property Developers […]

Posted on Jan 31, 2014

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What is a Planning Noise Survey

What is a Planning Noise Survey A planning noise survey needs to be carried out by a suitably qualified acoustic consultant, preferably UKAS accredited in acoustics. APT is UKAS accredited […]

Posted on Jan 23, 2014

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SOUND TESTING AND THE MAIN NOISE FLANKING PATHS

SOUND TESTING AND THE MAIN NOISE FLANKING PATHS One of the most common reasons for partitions failing the sound testing is down to noise flanking between partitions. Noise Flanking is […]

Posted on Jan 23, 2014

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The Most Common Reasons for Sound Test Failure

Careful design and good workmanship are very important when trying to avoid sound test failures. Reasons for failing a sound insulation test between dwellings usually fall into three categories: 1. […]

Posted on Jan 07, 2014

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ROBUST ACOUSTIC DESIGN FOR SUCCESSFUL SOUND TESTING

ROBUST ACOUSTIC DESIGN FOR SUCCESSFUL SOUND TESTING The first stage of the any project is to undertake robust acoustic design for successful sound testing.  To start this process you need […]

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

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Our Acoustic Design Service

APT Sound Testing provides a professional acoustic consultancy design service to Architects, Property Developers and Building Contractors. We specialise in helping small developers pass their sound testing to achieve Part […]

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

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Airborne Sound Testing in London

Our capital is a massive city containing over 5 million dwellings. In this overcrowded environment it is essential that noise transference between properties in kept to an absolute minimum for […]

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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NOISE FLANKING ON YOUR PROJECT

NOISE FLANKING ON YOUR PROJECT If you fail your Sound Test, you first you need to understand how the sound is travelling into your home. It may be coming directly […]

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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SOUND TESTING – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

SOUND TESTING – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS  Please find our list of Sound Testing common questions and answers, to help you prepare for the sound testing: Q. How do I know […]

Posted on Dec 13, 2013

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WHAT SOUND LEVELS DO I NEED TO PASS MY SOUND TESTING?

WHAT SOUND LEVELS DO I NEED TO PASS MY SOUND TESTING? To help you better understand the sound level requirements of Part E of Building Regulations to pass your Sound […]

Posted on Dec 06, 2013

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ACOUSTIC DESIGN CONSULTANCY

Acoustic Design Consultancy  On all new construction projects its extremely  important that checks are undertaken on the acoustic design from the initial design stage through to completion. We at APT […]

Posted on Dec 05, 2013