Sound Insulation Testing
Sound Testing, architectural acoustics, Noise for Planning
Changes to the Building
Regulations for England and Wales, introduced in 2003, mean that new
and converted residential developments must comply with stringent new sound insulation requrements.
changes introduced a requirement for approved test bodies to carry out
pre-completion testing (PCT) of actual sound insulation performance in
many new and converted residences.
Document E of the Building Regulations contains the required sound
insulation standards with reference to noise indices such as DnT,w +
Ctr and L’nT. Fortunately, our clients do not need to understand the
complexities of these indices, as Hepworth Acoustics will deal with all
of the technicalities of meeting the requirements.
Hepworth Acoustics provides a full service which can include checking the initial
design for compliance with the Regulations and inspecting the
construction to ensure that the sound insulation will be achieved in
practice. This service will ensure that there are no surprises arising
shortly before handover of the property.
we are approved under the Association of Noise Consultants Registration
Scheme for carrying out sound insulation testing, so our reports and
ANC certificates will keep the Building Control Officer happy and
demonstrate compliance with the standards. Since 2003, we have carried
out over 4,000 sound insulation tests, and on the rare occasion when we
have not been involved at the design stage, and a construction has
failed to meet the requirements, we have been able to recommend
successful remedial works.
, Noise for Planning
, Sound Testing