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Building materials testing

At Sound Solution Consultants we can assist you with building materials testing by obtaining laboratory grade test results for clarification in the design process. We have successfully arranged and assisted the determination of laboratory grade sound insulation or absorption for a range of different building elements, including windows, doors, structural walls and absorptive finishes.

As acoustic consultants we can assist this process by:

  • Advising on suitable construction methods to achieve or optimise project performance requirements
  • Predicting the likely performance outcome of sound insulation and absorption tests, using computer modelling
  • Assisting the build detailing within the laboratory to optimise acoustic performance

Our approach is to work with leading test laboratories to provide third-party accredited results. Our assistance in this process means that the result achieved is forethought, implemented correctly in the lab environment as to be cost-effective.

What acoustic standards can laboratories test to?

We work with leading test laboratories to provide you with third-party accredited building material test results
covering a range of laboratory based standards including:

  • BS EN ISO 354:2003 Laboratory Measurement of Sound Absorption Coefficient
  • BS EN ISO 140-3:1995 Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Insulation
  • BS EN ISO 140-6:1998 Laboratory Measurement of Impact Sound Insulation
  • BS EN ISO 140-8:1997 Laboratory Measurement of the Reduction of Transmitted Impact Noise
  • BS EN ISO 140-18:2006 Laboratory Measurement of Sound Generated by Rainfall on Building Elements
  • BS EN ISO 717-1:2013 & BS EN ISO 717-2:2013 Rating of Sound Insulation in Buildings and of Building Elements
  • BS EN ISO 10140: Part 1: 2010 – Laboratory Measurement of Sound Insulation of Building Elements
  • BS EN ISO 10140: Part 2: 2010 – Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Insulation of Building Elements
  • BS EN ISO 10140: Part 3: 2010 – Laboratory Measurement of Impact Sound Insulation of Building Elements
  • BS EN ISO 10140: Part 4: 2010 – Laboratory Measurement of Sound Insulation of Building Elements
  • BS EN ISO 10140: Part 5: 2010 – Laboratory Measurement of Sound Insulation of Building Elements
  • BS EN ISO 10848-2:2006 – Ceilings Laboratory Measurement of Flanking Transmission of Airborne Sound between Adjoining Rooms
  • BS EN ISO 20140-9:1994 Measurement of Sound Insulation in buildings and of building elements
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    Why work with us?

    • Established 2004
    • Professional & Experienced Consultants
    • Competitive Pricing & High-Quality Services
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    Have worked with Sound Solution for the last 7 years and have found them to be very professional and excellent at their work. Always happy to provide me with advice pre and post purchasing new buildings and during development projects. We have worked on various scale of projects and so far have found nothing that phases them. The reports are well written, clear and easy to follow. A great asset to our extended team.

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    We have been working with Sound Solutions for a few years now, as they offer a professional and consistent service. They are always happy to respond to site-based questions and are quick to reply to emails and phone calls. It is reassuring to our clients that they provide both the specification prior to construction and test on completion.

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    We have worked with Mark and the team at Sound Solutions for many years and have always been very happy with their professional service and first-rate advice. I have personally recommended them to many other clients.