Sound Insulation Testing
Site friendly and cost-effective UKAS accredited sound insulation testing for developments of all shapes and sizes. Delivered to fit in with your needs.
We have provided UKAS accredited sound insulation testing on a wide variety of residential and commercial premises since gaining accreditation in 2007. Tests are conducted in accordance with international standards and are required to demonstrate compliance with performance standards such as Approved Document E (ADE) of the Building Regulations, the Code for Sustainable Homes and other BREEAM schemes.
We have conducted thousands of pre-completion tests on developments from 2 to over 400 dwellings, schools and offices. Our continued accreditation gives you confidence that we’re doing the job in the right way. We offer rapid response and completion and will work with you to make the process as seamless as possible. In the event of failure, we won’t walk away and will work with you to obtain compliance.
How we do it
Airborne wall test
Airborne tests are conducted for walls between rooms in horizontally separated dwellings. The performance is defined by the "sound level difference" measured between the source room and adjoining receiver room.
Impact and Airborne floor test
Airborne and impact tests are conducted between pairs of vertically separated dwellings. Impact sound performance is defined by a "sound level" measured in a receive room below a tapping machine. The "sound level difference" measured between the source and adjoining receive room defines airborne performance.
Analysis and Report Certificate
On return to the office, the measurements are analysed. We aim to issue results within a working day and a report within 5 working days. Note ADE requires one set of tests (2 airborne wall, 2 airborne floor and 2 impact tests) for every 10 dwellings.
Why Use Us?
Here are some of the ways that we can help in this sector, or you can download our brochure. If you've got a project in mind, our contact details are below or you can send a message to the team directly.
We are very proud to have kept our accreditation for seven years, demonstrating that our systems and procedures are of the highest quality.
We've been doing this a long time. We know our gable end from our hip roof. If any issues develop on site we've probably seen it before.
Next day reporting
Reports will be available the next working day. In special cases we may be able to provide the report the same day.
Flexible test dates
We will work around you. We understand that other contractors may be on site at the same time. We will work with site to minimise the impact on other trades.
Tailored payment schemes for size of developer
Whether you are a sole trader or nationwide developer, we can tailor the fee quote and payment method to make it easy. This may include incentives for payment on appointment or the ability to pay using a credit card on site.
Free advice following a failure to get you passed
If something goes wrong or you have questions regarding the design stage we are more than happy to come to site and help you through the process, offering free advice to get it passed the second time around.
Free site visit to plan testing schedule
If your testing schedule has multiple visits we will come to site to talk to the managers and make sure acoustic testing can be conducted in the most efficient and hassle-free manner.
We are based in Brighton and London which enables us to cover a huge area, including, but not limited to, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Essex.