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Project: Sound Insulation Testing High Cross House

Sound Insulation Testing High Cross House – Completed: 31/08/2018

Technicians: Mikey Crampton & Jack Richings

 

The Brief

We were instructed to complete a Sound Insulation Test on this change of use Student Accommodation flats in Leicester, named ‘High Cross House’.

This was a very large job which took 2 full days to complete! Including a total of 22 separate tests! A mixture of Airborne Wall, Airborne Floor and Impact Floor Tests needed carrying out on this particular project and we will have to go back at a later date once their top floor is complete to ensure that this floor also complies with building regulations.

To pass an Airborne test, you must score 43db (45 on new build properties) or higher. Airborne tests measure the difference in sound levels between the receiver room and neighbouring walls or floors. So 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 a pass.

To pass an Impact test, you must score 64db (62 on new build properties) or lower. Impact tests measure how effectively the Sound Insulation between floors cancels out sound. If there is more than 64 decibels of sound leaking through into below floors then the test would be a fail.

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 Sound Test Results

AIRBORNE WALL TARGETS

Flat 5 Living Kitchen - Flat 7 Bedroom

Flat 20 Living Kitchen - Flat 21 Bedroom

Flat 106 Living Kitchen - Flat 104 Living Kitchen

Flat 203 Living Kitchen - Flat 205 Living Kitchen

Flat 220 Studio - Flat 118 Living Kitchen

Flat 320 Studio - Flat 318 Studio

AIRBORNE FLOOR TARGETS

101 Living Kitchen - 001 Living Kitchen

101 Living Kitchen - 201 Living Kitchen

117 Living Kitchen - 215 Bedroom

109 Living Kitchen - 009 Living Kitchen

305 Studio - 205 Studio

311 Living Kitchen - 211 Living Kitchen

303 Studio - 220 Studio

316 Studio - 216 Studio

IMPACT FLOOR TARGETS

101 Living Kitchen - 001 Living Kitchen

201 Living Kitchen - 101 Living Kitchen

215 Bedroom - 117 Living Kitchen

109 Living Kitchen - 009 Living Kitchen

305 Studio - 205 Studio

311 Living Kitchen - 211 Living Kitchen

303 Studio - 220 Studio

316 Studio - 216 Studio

AIRBORNE WALL RESULTS

Flat 5 Living Kitchen - Flat 7 Bedroom

Flat 20 Living Kitchen - Flat 21 Bedroom

Flat 106 Living Kitchen - Flat 104 Living Kitchen

Flat 203 Living Kitchen - Flat 205 Living Kitchen

Flat 220 Studio - Flat 118 Living Kitchen

Flat 320 Studio - Flat 318 Studio

AIRBORNE FLOOR RESULTS

101 Living Kitchen - 001 Living Kitchen

101 Living Kitchen - 201 Living Kitchen

117 Living Kitchen - 215 Bedroom

109 Living Kitchen - 009 Living Kitchen

305 Studio - 205 Studio

311 Living Kitchen - 211 Living Kitchen

303 Studio - 220 Studio

316 Studio - 216 Studio

IMPACT FLOOR RESULTS

101 Living Kitchen - 001 Living Kitchen

201 Living Kitchen - 101 Living Kitchen

215 Bedroom - 117 Living Kitchen

109 Living Kitchen - 009 Living Kitchen

305 Studio - 205 Studio

311 Living Kitchen - 211 Living Kitchen

303 Studio - 220 Studio

316 Studio - 216 Studio

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

The Outcome

Each test passed, therefore certificates will be produced and issued.

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