APT Sound Testing offers a full turnkey acoustic solution for all your sound insulation design and testing requirements to ensure compliance with Building Regulations Part E. This ensures your company receives professional advice every step of the way from the initial design stage right through to the final precompletion sound; with an on-going continual consideration of cost.
Our acoustic services consist of the following elements:
1. Sample Sound Testing
We visit site to undertake sample sound testing to the existing building’s walls and floor partitions to check the sound insulation performance of the existing dividing partitions. Thereafter, once the sound levels have been established a targeted acoustic design review can be undertaken and the subsequent report forwarded to the client/contractors to ensure compliance with Building Regulations Part E.
2. Acoustic Design Service
We can help develop the acoustic design of the project from the initial design scheme stage through to the precompletion sound testing. In particular we review the acoustic details to take into account the mass, isolation and absorption elements of the construction as well as any potential buildability issues.
3. Site Survey Visits
We offer site survey visits which allow you (the client) to check that the construction of the wall and floor partitions/s properly. The site visit also lets us check that the installation teams are installing the correct acoustic materials and they are being installed in-line with manufacturer’s guidelines helping to avoiding crucial and costly mistakes during the construction phase of the project. In our experience you can often have a robust design which still fails due to poor onsite workmanship, the site survey helps to reduce the risk of sound test failure and allows our clients to feel confident about the outcome of final precompletion sound testing at the end of the project
4. Sound Test Failures
If your building fails the sound testing, we can use our experience in building construction and acoustics to firstly diagnose the reasons for the sound test failure and thereafter recommend a quick and cost-effective solution to allow you to achieve building regulation compliance.
Alternately, if you would like more information on preparing your building for sound testing, please visit our checklist page.