Comprehensive Sound Insulation Testing at a Care Home in Stamford

THE BRIEF

  • We were instructed by a Chartered Surveyor to complete a Comprehensive range of Sound Insulation Tests on this 81 Bed, 21 Retirement Living Apartment Luxury Care Home in Stamford, Lincolnshire
  • The test schedule consisted of a mixture of Airborne Floor, Impact Floor and Airborne Party Wall tests
  • To pass these Airborne tests, you must score 45db or higher
  • Airborne tests measure the difference in sound levels between the receiver room and neighbouring walls or floors
  • 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 would be a pass
  • To pass these Impact tests, you must score 62db or lower
  • Impact tests measure how effectively the Sound Insulation between floors cancels out sound. If there is less than 62 decibels of sound leaking through into below floors then these tests would be a pass
Comprehensive Sound Insulation Testing at a Care Home in Stamford

THE PROCESS

  • After reviewing drawings, on site testing was ready to be completed. All calibrated equipment was setup in accordance to our strict procedures to ensure the most accurate result possible
  • We carried out a series of tests on this site due to the size and use of the building; below is just a selection of tests we completed on certain Plots 

THE RESULTs

Airborne Floor Target

≥ 45

Plot 8 Living Room - Plot 4 Living Room

≥ 45

Plot 7 Living Room - Plot 3 Living Room

Impact Floor Target

≤ 62

Plot 8 Living Room - Plot 4 Living Room

≤ 62

Plot 7 Living Room - Plot 3 Living Room


Airborne Wall Target 

≥ 45

Plot 4 Living Room - Plot 3 Bedroom

≥ 45

Plot 2 Living Room - Plot 1 Living Room

Airborne Floor Result

58

Plot 8 Living Room - Plot 4 Living Room

59

Plot 7 Living Room - Plot 3 Living Room

Impact Floor Result

30

Plot 8 Living Room - Plot 4 Living Room

30

Plot 7 Living Room - Plot 3 Living Room


Airborne Wall Result

57

Plot 4 Living Room - Plot 3 Bedroom

53

Plot 2 Living Room - Plot 1 Living Room


PASS

PASS


PASS

PASS

PASS

PASS

  • Compliant
  • All of the Sound Insulation Tests we conducted at this site passed

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