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Bristol - Part E - 0117 212 0189
The office that covers this area is: Cardiff
Sound Insulation Testing for new or refurbished dwellings
In compliance with Part E of the Building Regulation in Bristol and nationwide, we actively encourage clients to seek our services at the earliest opportunity.
It is possible that the noise mitigation measures required in some instances, could dictate significant changes to external and internal layouts. Therefore our early involvement could remove the need for costly revisions.
As part of our service in Bristol we can also offer advice on the additional requirements of Approved Document Part E including the control of reverberation in common areas and the performance of internal walls and floors.
Our consultants at Bristol can guide you through the process to ensure the best possible chance of achieving sound test passes.
E2 Consultants are specialists in the provision of high quality and practical acoustic consultancy to both the public and private sectors; typically working with residential and commercial developers, architects, planning consultants, industry, local planning authorities and environmental services.
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Pre-Completion Testing - The following table outlines the sets of tests required for new and converted properties:
|Property Types||Test Requirements|
Dwelling-houses Including bungalows
Normally, one set of tests should comprise of two individual Sound Insulation Tests (SITs)(two airborne tests):1. Living room (wall) And 2.Bedroom (wall)
Flats with separating floor but not walls
Normally, one set of tests should comprise of four individual SITs (2 x airborn, 2 x impact): 1. Living room (Airborn), 2.Living room (Impact), 3. Bedroom (airborn) and 4. Bedroom (Impact)
Flats with separating floor and walls
Normally, one set of tests should comprise of six individual SITs (4 x airborne, 2 x impact): 1. living room/living room (floor, airborne), 2. living room/living room (floor, impact), 3. bedroom/bedroom (floor, airborne), 4. bedroom/bedroom (floor, impact), 5. living room/living room (wall, airborne) and 6. bedroom/bedroom (wall, airborne)
Rooms for Residential Purposes
To conduct a set of tests, the sound insulation between the main rooms should be measured according to the principals set out above for new buildings and material change of use, but adapting them to suit the circumstances.
For further Part E information for your area, be sure to check out Sound-Testing-Bristol.co.uk.
Our other services include:
Acoustic Testing, BREEAM Credit Reports, Room Integrity Testing, Commercial Air Testing, Workplace Noise, Display Energy Certificates, SBEM Calculations (BER/TER), Fire Risk Assessment, Asbestos Surveys, Thermal, Part E / BB93, DSM / Thermal Modelling, Environmental Noise, Commercial EPCs, Sustainability Statements,
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