Designed to asses how effective building materials are at containing sounds and reducing unwanted noise between adjoining buildings. Buildings in the UK must meet specified minimum levels.
What is Acoustic Testing?
Acoustic testing, also referred to as sound insulation testing, is designed to asses how effective building materials are at containing sounds and reducing unwanted noise between adjoining buildings.
New and refurbished residential buildings in the UK must meet specified minimum levels of sound insulation. This means we can live alongside our neighbours with some element of privacy and peace.
What does an Acoustic Test involve?
In order for a property to comply with the Building Regulations, acoustic testing must be conducted by a qualified acoustic engineer who is accredited to conduct sound testing.
The acoustic engineer will require a level of quiet in order to carry out the testing. Using high-tech sound detection equipment, the engineer will make a number of tests and recordings to determine the sound levels within the building.
Testing is best carried out after building work is complete. A failed acoustic test can often be down to constructions not being completed, penetrations and air gaps not being sealed, doors not being in place or flooring not being laid. This will result in a re-test being required once the works are finished.
How can we help?
Our qualified Acoustic Engineer can carry out acoustic sound tests and issue relevant certifications.
With the benefit of vast industry experience, they can also offer advice and problem solving in order to help overcome any issues which arise during the testing process.
Contact us to find out more, discuss your requirements and receive a free no obligation quotation.