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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

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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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Sound Testing in London

The city of London is a massive metropolis containing over 5 million properties. In this overcrowded environment it is essential that noise transference between properties in kept to an absolute […]

Posted on Feb 24, 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