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Why you should choose Peak Acoustics for your sound insulation test
Our team of sound test engineers test new builds and conversions. We offer our services to everybody, from first time developers, to large construction firms. Our services help them comply with building regulations part E.
We can provide next-day certificates when needed. Our clients find the biggest cost benefit when they involve us early in a project, our expert advice helps clients avoid costly remedial work, ensuring all their tests pass first time. Ask us about our insulation design advice service!
We pride ourselves on delivering an honest, friendly service; enabling our clients to get their projects compliant and signed off by an approved building control body.
You can check our accreditation here
Why do I need sound insulation testing?
Building Regulations asks that dwellings are tested before completion (pre-completion testing). To demonstrate suitable sound insulation. In compliance with “Approved Document E of the Building Regulations for England and Wales – Resistance to the Passage of Sound”.
This can sound complicated, but Peak Acoustics are here to take care of it all for you!
Our accredited engineers are testing to the current standards. We use only UKAS calibrated equipment, as stated by building regs.
If that wasn’t enough, our team are here to give costed and calculated advice, to get you achieving the required results.
Need help with sound testing for your projects? Why not request a call back from our experienced team of acoustic engineers.
If you need a quotation, or if you think your property might need testing but you aren’t sure, then you can call us on 0330 043 1764 We provide free, honest advice on your requirements with no obligation.
Or if you already know that you need a sound test and would simply like a quotation and our availability then you can call or enter your details into the form on the left side of the page. We will get back to you promptly!
The sound testing procedure is quite simple and our engineers are happy to explain this on site. For partition walls, there is one type of test, airborne. For floors there are two types, airborne and impact tests.
The airborne sound insulation test is carried out with a loudspeaker for a steady source of noise on one side of the partition (wall or floor) to be measured. The corresponding sound level is measured on the other side of the partition.
Impact tests are carried out by means of a tapping machine placed on the floor to be measured. The noise level is then recorded in the room below. Calculations based on these measurements are undertaken and the results compared to the Building Regulations Part E requirements for the given type of the building.
Flanking, a common cause of failure
Flanking is the situation where airborne or impact sound passes under, over or around a wall or floor partition. The sound travels along shared building elements of adjacent structures.
Engaging our services at an early stage allows us to check designs and add necessary measures to prevent this occurring after construction. In the worst cases, flanking can exceed the direct transmission and lead to a failed test, despite highly specified partitions.
In addition to good practice at the design stage, it is important to ensure the builder installs elements and products correctly, to minimise flanking sound transmission.Popular solutions include the use of isolation strips around partition perimeters, additionally acoustic sealant wherever possible.