Sound insulation testing in West Hertfordshire is incredibly important in helping you to evaluate the efficiency of the soundproofing between new-build dwellings or conversions to residential. It’s a necessary part of the Building Regulations. You may be building a development of new build homes or flats, converting an older house into separate dwellings, or building a hotel or nursing or a care home. If so, all will require a Sound Insulation Test to ensure the partition walls and floors adhere to BS EN ISO 140 and the Building Regulations Approved Document E.
A Sound Insulation Test measures both impact and airborne sounds, to ensure that future occupiers have a reasonable standard of living – one that ensures a good level of quietness for those living there. Adjoining walls, floors and ceilings are tested, as are boundary walls between individual dwellings.
At HA Acoustics we are UKAS accredited for Sound Insulation Testing, we work nationwide, but are particularly well placed to work in West Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas of Berkhamsted, Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Abbots Langley, Rickmansworth and Chorleywood. We’d love to discuss your specific testing requirements with you, so don’t delay, get in touch with us to see how we can help. We’re quick and efficient too, so if you’re in a hurry or need something done quickly – get in touch online now or call 0203 371 9801 for a free quote!
Call the sound insulation testing experts in West Hertfordshire now on 0203 371 9801 to find out more about sound insulation testing.
How is a sound insulation test carried out?
On a medium sized development, the test usually takes around 90 minutes to complete. The site needs to be completely quiet in order to carry out an accurate test, so make sure you book it on a day where no building work will be carried out. The dwelling should be completed, but empty, too.
Usually, a small development of flats, that has 10 flats or less will need 2 airborne wall tests, 2 airborne floor tests and 2 impact floor tests; this is known as a full set. Whereas a smaller development, say a conversion of a house to flats might need 4 tests, comprising 2 airborne floor tests and 2 impact floor tests; this is known as a set of floors. Alternatively, terraced or a semi-detached property would need the party-wall sound tested. This test comprises 2 airborne wall tests, known as a set of walls. At HA Acoustics we can discuss your build, review the architectural drawings and advise you exactly the type of tests that you need.
Why not call 0203 371 9801 now to find out all you need to know about sound insulation testing for your property?
Why is a sound insulation test so important?
As you can imagine, sub-standard sound insulation between dwellings can cause serious distress to residents, especially if they have noisy neighbours. Sound insulation ensures that there is a good level of padding between dwellings so that all residents can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with the most minimal amount of noise possible. This is what a sound insulation test can check for.
Why choose HA Acoustics for your sound insulation testing in West Hertfordshire?
We’re a company you can trust. Former Environmental Health Officer’s with over 10 years of experience in acoustics and sound testing. We’re UKAS accredited and so properly qualified to sound test and we have a dedicated small team of friendly, expert technicians and consultants to help you every step of the way. We also provide expert advice and guidance – no project is too big or small. We’d be more than happy to help you out with your Sound Insulation Testing in West Hertfordshire, Berkhamsted, Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Abbots Langley, Rickmansworth and Chorleywood, so get in touch today to find out more.
Contact us online or call 0203 371 9801 to find out more about sound insulation testing in West Hertfordshire.
Do you require any other specialist noise assessment services or acoustic consultancy in West Hertfordshire?
In addition to sound insulation testing in West Hertfordshire, our acoustic engineers also deliver a full range of acoustic services including expert mechanical plant testing, noise assessments for licensed premises, noise at work assessments, sound insulation testing and a complete set of other acoustic testing services that you may require.
Why not call 0203 371 9801 now to find out all you need to know about sound insulation testing?
To delve into the detail of UK statutory regulations that our sound insulation testing in conducted in accordance with, read more about UK building regulations on Wikipedia.