At HA Acoustics, we undertake a range of sound insulation testing in West Essex, including Chelmsford, Harlow, Epping, Waltham Abbey, Chigwell and Loughton. This is in accordance with BS EN ISO 140 and the Building Regulations Approved Document E – ‘Resistance to the Passage of Sound’.
Our knowledge of the local area and passion to help you meet national sound insulation standards in West Essex is unrivalled, as we offer a completely professional service and expert advice to help you get the best results. We’re quick and efficient too, so you can count on us if you require a tight turnaround.
Whether you need a sound insulation test for a new build development or conversion to residential dwellings, HA Acoustics are leading providers of sound insulation testing in West Essex, Chelmsford, Harlow, Epping, Waltham Abbey, Chigwell and Loughton; get in touch to see how we can help.
So, what exactly is sound insulation testing?
Put simply, sound insulation testing checks separating walls and floors to make sure they comply with Part E of the Building Regulations. All new build homes, converted flats and rooms used for residential dwellings (like a nursing home or hotel) will need to be sound tested to ensure that they provide a decent enough resistance to sound, allowing residents a peaceful and quiet living space they can enjoy.
We sound insulation test for airborne noise – sound transmitted through the air. This might include music or a conversation between a few people. We also test for impact noise, which is when a noise impacts on something else, like someone walking up the stairs or tapping on the wall.
We provide sound insulation testing in West Essex, Chelmsford, Harlow, Epping, Waltham Abbey, Chigwell and Loughton, whether you need to test a new development, existing property, flats or residential properties.
Things to think about with sound testing
If you know you’ll need sound insulation testing in West Essex and its surrounding areas, then we suggest to contact us as early as you can. This will give us more time to work with you and ensure your sound insulation test goes without a hitch. If you need a new development tested, to make things easier for yourself we strongly recommend the following:
- Make sure windows and doors are installed and glazed. They should all be fully closed.
- All internal doors should be hung and closed.
- We can only test once walls, ceilings and floors are finished.
- No cosmetic flooring should be laid.
- All rooms need to be empty.
- All electrical sockets, light switches and skirting boards should be in place and fitted.
- The dwellings should be empty of people. Quietness must be ensured so we can successfully test – no noisy operations or trades work.
- All dwellings need 240v (50Hz) mains power
Expert Sound Insulation Testing in West Essex and the South East
Finally, at HA Acoustics we price our sound insulation tests fairly and competitively. Get in touch with us today with your requirements for sound insulation testing in West Essex, Chelmsford, Harlow, Epping, Waltham Abbey, Chigwell and Loughton, including the size of the dwelling that you need testing, and we’ll be more than happy to give you a quote. We have over 10 years of experience with expert acoustic consultants on hand to help you, every step of the way.