This project was completed for Little Orchard Construction Ltd. After getting in touch and requesting a Quote, the job was booked in and our technicians got to work.
Located on Silverdale Close, Coventry- this site is named Cody’s Court. On this project, each house had an Air Pressure Testing Target of 7. The Sound Insulation Tests were both Airborne Party Wall tests and had Targets of 45 or above because they were New Builds.
We were initially quoted to carry out 5 Air Pressure Tests; however since the first 3 tests scored more than 2 below their target, it meant that the other 2 plots no longer required testing.
After reviewing drawings, on site testing was ready to be completed. All suitable equipment was set up and checked over to ensure the best possible result.
Airborne Party Wall Test
To pass an Airborne test, you must score 43db (45 on new build properties) or higher. Airborne tests measure the difference in sound levels between the receiver room and neighbouring walls or floors. So if the sound output in the receiver room is 100db and the sound leakage being passed through into the neighbouring room is 40db, then the result would be 60 and therefore a pass.
To pass an Impact test, you must score 64db (62 on new build properties) or lower. Impact tests measure how effectively the Sound Insulation between floors cancels out sound. If there is more than 64 decibels of sound leaking through into below floors then the test would be a fail.
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