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Air Pressure Testing Buckingham

Project: Air Pressure Testing De Montfort Street

Air Pressure Testing De Montfort Street

Completed: 19/9/2018

Technician: Mikey Crampton

The Brief

We were instructed to complete 4 Domestic Air Pressure tests and 2 Sound Insulation Tests on these new-build flats situated on De Montfort Street, Leicester.

The required targets for the air pressure tests was 5. Two of the Air Pressure Tests failed, however the client is going to try and push through a pass via block compliance method. This means that they may be able to pass by taking the average score from the 4 results.

The details for the Sound Insulation Testing is listed below:

 

TEST TYPE ROOMS TESTED TARGET SCORE RESULT
AIRBORNE FLOOR Plot 4 Liv/Kit – Plot 3 Bed 45/+ 50 Pass
IMPACT FLOOR Plot 4 Liv/Kit – Plot 3 Bed <62 50 Pass
AIRBORNE FLOOR Plot 2 Liv/Kit – Plot 1 Liv/Kit 45/+ 54 Pass
IMPACT FLOOR Plot 2 Liv/Kit – Plot 1 Liv/Kit <62 50 Pass

 

The Process

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 Result

 

Plot 1 Target

Plot 2 Target

Plot 3 Target

Plot 4 Target

Result

Result

Result

Result

 

Pass

 

Pass

 

Pass

 

Pass

The Outcome

This building passed the Sound Insulation Tests and 2 of the Air Pressure Tests and as a result, certificates have been issued.

For more information on what is required to pass an Air tightness test click HERE