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Project: Sound Insulation Testing Minworth

Sound Insulation Testing Minworth – Completed: 19/04/2018

Technicians: Mikey Crampton & Jack Richings

 

The Brief

We were instructed to complete Sound Insulation Tests on these new-build houses in Minworth.

A mixture of Airbourne Wall, Airbourne Floor and Impact Floor tests needed carrying out on this particular project which consisted of 6 tests on converted flats and 2 tests on new build flats.

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

DELTA Kitchen - KAPPA Kitchen

GAMMA Bedroom - DELTA Bedroom

AIRBORNE FLOOR TARGETS

DELTA Kitchen - GAMMA Bedroom

GAMMA bedroom - OMEGA bedroom

(new build) ALPHA kitchen - BETA bedroom

IMPACT FLOOR TARGETS

GAMMA bedroom - DELTA kitchen

OMEGA bedroom - GAMMA bedroom

(new build) BETA bedroom - ALPHA kitchen

AIRBORNE WALL TARGETS

DELTA Kitchen - KAPPA Kitchen

GAMMA Bedroom - DELTA Bedroom

AIRBORNE FLOOR TARGETS

DELTA Kitchen - GAMMA Bedroom

GAMMA bedroom - OMEGA bedroom

(new build) ALPHA kitchen - BETA bedroom

IMPACT FLOOR TARGETS

GAMMA bedroom - DELTA kitchen

OMEGA bedroom - GAMMA bedroom

(new build) BETA bedroom - ALPHA kitchen

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

The Outcome

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

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