Environmental Noise Levels
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Bristol - Sound Testing - 0117 212 0189
The office that covers this area is: Cardiff
E2 Consultants have Sound Testing consultants in Bristol specialising 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 professionals, local planning authorities and environmental services.
E2 Consultants' Sound Testing consultants in Bristol 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 for different types of 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 clients in Bristol to seek our services at the earliest opportunity since the integration of acoustic issues into the overall design of a development should remove the need for costly revisions.
At E2 Consultants we offer nationwide acoustic consultancy, which involves comprehensive services across all aspects of noise measurement, assessment and control.
We believe that our Sound Testing consultants, service delivery across the UK is second to none and that clients retain our expert services because of our continuous commitment to providing high quality and cost-effective advice.
For a quote or more information call one of our UK consultants in Bristol on 0117 212 0189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The onus is on the developer to perform pre-completion testing before the property can be 'released to market' and it is now an offence not to perform pre-completion testing.
In July 2003, the new Approved Document E 'Resistance to the Passage of Sound' (ADE 2003) of the Building Regulations came into force. This requires that new residential properties and rooms for residential purposes be tested (known as pre-completion testing) to demonstrate compliance with the explicit sound insulation performance requirements of ADE 2003.
Guidance in ADE 2003 on pre-completion testing indicates that tests should be carried out at a rate of one set of tests of each construction sub-group completed, whatever the size of the development and thereafter at least one set of tests every ten completions (assuming no failures).
We often advise property developers, contractors, housing associations and local authorities on the implications of ADE 2003. Advice is given on the materials and construction details for separating floors and walls and the key interfaces with other building elements. We also offer advice on the additional requirements of ADE 2003 including the control of reverberation in common areas and the performance of internal walls and floors. We are advising a number of clients on the practical application of RSDs as in some instances the option for construction are potentially reduced and construction costs may be significantly higher than those of a non-RSD structure.
The table below 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 airborne, 2 x impact): 1. Living room (airborne), 2.Living room (Impact), 3. Bedroom (airborne) 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.
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