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 materials and fixings used didn’t comply with manufacturers guidelines.
  • Structural junctions with other walls and floors.
  • The quality of workmanship throughout the construction phase of the acoustic elements was closely monitored.
  • Previous work or alterations on the existing structure.
  • Changes to components as a result of damage or wear and tear.
  • Each type of wall and/or floor was sound tested during the pre-completion phase – each different type should be
  • Tested but often isn’t.

In addition to the above the materials used and interior architecture have varied between periods of construction and architectural styles. The sound insulation performance of identical dwelling types may be similar, but often are different due to the influences outlined above.

We can visit site and undertake sound insulation testing through your property to establish the current noise levels. Once the noise levels have been established we can advise on acoustic upgrades to help you improve the sound insulation levels and pass the sound testing.

We hope that helps to clarify the main reasons for noise transference through existing walls and floors. If you have any questions in regards to improving sound insulation please contact us now at info@aptsoundtesting.co.uk or call us on 01525 303905.