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Domestic Sound And Insulation Testing
Domestic Part E Building Regulation Compliance - ADE 2003
At E2 Consultants we offer nationwide domestic acoustic consultancy, which involves comprehensive services across all aspects of noise measurement, assessment and control. E2 Consultants have domestic sound / insulation testing consultants specialising in the provision of high quality and practical acoustic consultancy to both the public and private sectors; typically working with domestic developers, architects, planning consultants, industry, local planning authorities and environmental services.
Our sound / insulation testing consultants have been involved in building and architectural projects at all stages of development, from the specification of the external building envelope and internal separating elements, through to pre-completion testing. Our expert advice has been sought after for different types of new build, refurbished and converted developments including domestic, entertainment, leisure and hotels.
In addition to a wide variety of mixed-use developments We actively encourage clients to seek our domestic services at the earliest opportunity as the integration of our acoustic services into the overall design of a development will rule out any costly revisions.
We offer professional acoustic consultancy in the UK, involving comprehensive services across all aspects of sound testing, noise measurement, assessment and control.
Approved Document E in the Building Regulations is what outlines what's required when it comes to sound tests, amongst other things. There's a lot of information to take in from it but there are two main points we need to know. Firstly, it's the responsibility of the person carrying out the building work to make sure that the right sound tests are undertaken. Secondly, all new dwellings should be tested as well as buildings where the use of it is to be changed. For example, a house being converted into flats or a factory becoming a hotel.
How Many Tests Will I Need?
A set of sound tests is usually made up of six individual tests - two airborne walls, two airborne floors and two impact floors. A full set like this is required when properties, like in a block of flats, are separated fron one another by both a wall and a floor. If your dwellings are not laid out in this way then a full set will not be needed and you will only need a combination of these sets depending on how the properties are split.
Document E of Building Regulations describes how at least one test should be undertaken for every ten properties in a group. Where confusion can occur is what is meant by the term 'group' as it may not necessarily mean ten percent of all buildings.
A group relates to the type of property you'll be testing. So flats, for example, are one group and houses are another. If you have ten properties but six are houses and four are flats then you will need to test one from each group - not one from the overall pack as it may first appear. Within these groups it can get even more complicated with sub-groups relating to the type of construction used and how one property differs from the next. To avoid confusion and make sure you get the right amount of tests done first time around, we suggest giving our sound team a call on the number at the top of this page.
Here are some quick examples. A hotel with 135 rooms would need 14 full sets - one in ten separated by floors and walls. 15 terraced houses would need 2 sets of 2 airborne walls - one in ten separated by walls only.
What Can Be Tested?
Sound tests can only be done between living spaces. A study, bedroom, dining room, living room and kitchen all count as living spaces. Stairs, hallways and corridors do not count as a living area.
If there is nowhere in the property that meets this living space to living space requirement then no test is needed.
Our sound testing consultants specialise in the provision of high quality and practical acoustic consultancy to both the public and private sectors in the UK and the surrounding areas. Typically working with residential and commercial developers, architects, local planning authorities and environmental services.
Having been involved in building and architectural projects at all stages of development, from the specification of the external building envelope and internal separating elements, through to pre-completion testing, our expert advice has been sought after for a variety of projects. From new build, refurbished and converted developments including residential, commercial, entertainment, leisure and hotels, in addition to a wide variety of mixed-use developments.
We actively encourage our the UK clients to seek our services at the earliest opportunity so sound testing and the integration of any acoustic issues can feature into the overall design of a development; removing the need for costly revisions.
We strongly believe that our sound testing service delivery around the the UK area is second to none and that clients retain our expert services because of our continuous commitment to providing high quality and cost-effective advice.
All of our engineers are certified sound testers under the SITMA scheme.
For a quote or more information, call one of our consultants on 'phone or email 'email
E2 Consultants are certified sound testers under the SITMA scheme.
We believe that our sound / insulation testing consultants are second to none across the UK with a continuous commitment to providing high quality and cost-effective advice. For a quote or more information call one of our UK consultants on 0800 043 8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further Sound Testing information, be sure to check out Sound-Testing-UK.co.uk.
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