Sound insulation testing is crucial for new builds and property developments. Comply with building regulations and enjoy a quieter home, with pre-completion sound testing in West Suffolk by HA Acoustics.
With more and more new builds appearing all around the UK, sound insulation testing is becoming more important than ever. There are clear Sound Resistance Regulations that each new or converted development needs to meet, which are set out by Pre-Completion Testing Regs. These spell out exactly what a reasonable level of sound should be so that all residents can be given a good quality of life, free from excessive sound pollution. Our sound insulation services cover the area of West Suffolk, including Brandon, Bury St Edmunds, Clare, Haverhill, Mildenhall and Newmarket, so get in touch today for a bespoke quote.
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How many pre-completion sound tests should my property development have?
If your development includes houses, you’ll need two airborne tests. All properties with a separating wall between a bedroom or living room will also need a pre-completion test to check the sound levels between them. During your sound insulation test, we’ll check for airborne noise, which is sound that travels through the air. This is most likely to be from two people having a conversation, or sound from a TV being played.
Flats are constructed slightly differently and therefore need to be tested differently. Flats will need one set of floor tests and one set of wall tests. Floor testing will include impact and airborne sound tests, while wall testing will include two airborne tests. Impact noise is typically when an object meets the wall or floor, like someone walking up the stairs.
A sound insulation test is really important in making sure excess sound is being properly absorbed, so don’t delay in getting yours booked in with HA Acoustics today.
Contact us or call 0203 371 9801 now to chat about sound testing in West Suffolk for your new build or property development.
Is my pre-completion sound test in likely to pass?
It’s too difficult to say before carrying out the sound insulation test. As long as the workmanship has been carried out to a good standard, with no visible cracks and gaps that let excessive sound through, you’ll have a much better chance of your pre-completion sound testing in West Suffolk going smoothly.
On the day of your sound insulation test, make sure all doors and windows are in place, and book your sound test on a day where no noisy construction works will be taking place. For sound insulation testing in West Suffolk, our services cover the whole county and beyond, including Brandon, Bury St Edmunds, Clare, Haverhill, Mildenhall and Newmarket, so contact us to book your test as soon as possible.
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How does pre-completion sound testing in West Suffolk actually work?
We test for airborne sound using loudspeakers and a sound level meter. We use the loudspeakers to create sound in one room – this is called source, which is measured in the room next door (next to the partition). This is called the receiver. The different noise levels recorded will give you your sound reduction calculations.
When testing for impact sound, we test floors between adjoining dwellings. Again, we use a sound level meter but also a tapping machine to mimic the sounds you might hear when you’re living in a dwelling (like footsteps). The sound is tested in the source room (the room you would be living in) but measurements are taken in the adjoining (receiver) room. This is how we calculate the noise level.
To book a pre-completion test in West Suffolk, including Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Brandon, Clare, Haverhill and Mildenhall, get in touch with HA Acoustics today for a bespoke quote.
HA Acoustics provide all of the acoustic testing and noise consultancy services you need
Sound testing in West Suffolk is not the only acoustic service we provide. Our team of acoustic specialists provide a full range of acoustic services, including mechanical plant testing, noise assessments for licensed premises, noise at work assessments, sound insulation testing. We’re here to provide the expert noise services you need, no matter where you’re located in the UK.
Learn more about the statutory regulations that our sound testing meets, by reading about UK building regulations on Wikipedia.