For the purposes of sound testing the different types of dwellings are defined as per the list below:
Means a unit of residential accommodation occupied (whether or not as a sole or main residence):
a. By an individual or by individuals living together asa family; or
b. By not more than six individuals living together as asingle household (including a household where care is provided for residents)and includes any surgeries, consulting rooms, offices or other accommodation.
There are also different dwelling types defined as follows:
This means a dwelling on one storey, forming part of a building from some other part of which it is divided horizontally and vertically and includes a dwelling of which the main entrance door and associated hall are on a different storey from the remainder of the dwelling. Sound testing would usually be required through the wall and floor partitions.
High rise domestic buildings
This means adomestic building with any storey at a height of more than 18 metres above theground. Sound testing would usually be required through the wall and floor partitions on the flats within.
This means adwelling on one or more storeys, either detached or forming part of a buildingfrom all other parts of which it is divided only vertically. Sound testing would usually be required through the wall partitions if the houses are terraces or semi detached.
This means adwelling more than one storey that usually constructed on the 1stfloor and upwards. Sound testing would usually be required through the wall and floor partitions.
Amount of Sound Testing Required
The amount of testing is based on the number of attacheddwellings formed and the different types of construction used to form the basisof the number of separating walls and floors to be tested.