Sound insulation testing measures how much noise will travel through a building’s fabric.
If you are undertaking a new development, you will need to make sure there isn’t too much noise travelling through the walls, floors or ceilings of the building.
To make sure that your building complies with Part E of The Building Regulations, testing will need to be carried out if:
Sound Insulation Tests comprise two stages. Both of these processes help to effectively determine the level of sound insulation in a property.
Our technicians will use a loudspeaker and amplifier to create a number of different frequencies. Next, we’ll record the number of decibels in the room containing the loudspeaker, as well as in an adjoining room. We then compare these readings to measure how much noise travels through the party walls.
A machine with five metal hammers bangs the party floors to mimic the sound of footsteps. Our technicians will then use a sound level meter to measure how much noise this creates in a neighbouring property.