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 engineers carry out testing using validated procedures in accordance with the requirements of the current building regulations and use only equipment calibrated by UKAS accredited laboratories.
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.
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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.