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Sound Insulation Testing Leicester LE3

We recently carried out Sound Insulation Testing on a Conversion in Leicester.

Sound Insulation Testing Leicester LE3

The Project

Sound Insulation Testing Leicester LE3
Technician: Dan Hall
Date: 13/12/2019

This project was completed for a client who got in touch and requested a quote. Following this, the job was booked in and our technicians got to work.

This building was previously classed as a villa, but has now been skilfully divided into three self contained flats.

On this project, a number of different tests were required. This included a mixture of Airborne Wall, Airborne Floor and Impact Floor tests. Information on what is required to pass these tests can be found below.

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.

The Sound Insulation Testing

Airborne Party Wall Test

  • Flat 6 Kitchen
  • Flat 5 Kitchen
+
Target
Result

Pass

Airborne Floor Tests

  • Flat 5 Bed
  • Flat 5 Kitchen
+
Target
Result

Pass

  • Flat 5 Kitchen
  • Flat 3 Kitchen
+
Target
Result

Pass

Impact Floor Tests

  • Flat 5 Bed
  • Flat 5 Kitchen
<
Target
Result

Pass

  • Flat 5 Kitchen
  • Flat 3 Kitchen
<
Target
Result

Pass

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.

The Outcome

The testing was a success!

Following the passed tests, an invoice was sent to the client and upon payment, a same-day certificate was issued.

As part of the UKBC Group, we now offer a Full Compliance Package.

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