Sound insulation testing (or sound testing, as it’s often referred), is normally required as part of Pre-Completion Testing (PCT) when a building has been constructed or converted to create attached dwellings, flats or rooms-for-residential use.
In England and Wales, the Building Regulations Approved Document E (ADE 2003, as amended) often referred as to Building Regulations Part E, requires that separating walls and floors must achieve minimum performance standards for airborne and impact sound insulation. This is achieved by pre-completion sound testing of the finished structures. Part E sound testing companies should preferably have UKAS accreditation.
In common terms, Building Regulations Part E describes how “soundproof” a residential building should be and provides a method for “sound proof testing”. Note that the terminology soundproof or sound proof testing does not appear in Building Regulations Part E.
Section 5 of the Scottish Building Standards sets the performance standards and the requirements for post-completion testing in Scotland.
Sound Solution Consultants (SSC) offer PCT as well as other sound insulation tests and are UKAS Accredited (4686) for a range of testing methods. Being UKAS accredited demonstrates an ISO 17025 quality managment system and our reports will be accepted by all Building Control bodies throughout the UK. All our technical staff are members of the Institute of Acoustics.
Why choose SSC for sound testing?
- 20% off sound testing until 31st March
- Maximum 7 working day promise on sound testing*
- Nationwide coverage
- Competitive rates
- Efficient service
- UKAS accredited
- Institute of Acoustics (IOA) members
See our Sound Insulation Testing FAQ section for more information on when a sound test is required, acoustic tests we offer at SSC and how to prepare for a Part E sound test, under Building Regulation Approved Document E.