Environmental Noise Levels
The max exposure time at 85 dBA is 8 hours, at 110 dBA it's just 1 min 29 seconds. If exposed, limit the time and wear hearing protection...more
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Whitnash - Part E - 0121 381 0129
The office that covers this area is: Birmingham
Sound Insulation Testing for new or refurbished dwellings
In compliance with Part E of the Building Regulation in Whitnash 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 Whitnash 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 Whitnash can guide you through the process to ensure the best possible chance of achieving sound test passes. Call 0121 381 0129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
E2 Consultants in Whitnash 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.
The following table outlines the sets of tests that are 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-Birmingham.co.uk.
Our other services include:
BREEAM Credit Reports, Commercial EPCs, Display Energy Certificates, Environmental Noise, Workplace Noise, Sustainability Statements, Commercial Air Testing, SBEM Calculations (BER/TER), Thermal, Room Integrity Testing, Part E / BB93, Fire Risk Assessment, Asbestos Surveys, Acoustic Testing, DSM / Thermal Modelling,
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