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Project: Sound Insulation Testing Roundhouse, Derby

Sound Insulation Testing Roundhouse, Derby – Completed: 25/10/2018

Technicians: Cameron Milne

 

The Brief

We were instructed to complete a Sound Insulation Test on this old pub which has been converted into 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.

AIRBORNE WALL TARGET

Flat 1 Kitchen - 389 Brighton Road Living

Flatt 11 Bedroom - Flat 12 Kitchen

Flatt 12 Bedroom - Flat 8 Living

Flat 5 Living - Flat 6 Bedroom

AIRBORNE FLOOR TARGET

Flat 1 Living - Flat 7 Living

Flat 3 Living - Flat 8 Living

Flat 11 Living - Flat 5 Living

IMPACT FLOOR TARGET

Flat 7 Living - Flat 1 Living

Flat 8 Living - Flat 3 Living

Flat 11 Living - Flat 5 Living

AIRBORNE WALL RESULT

Flat 1 Kitchen - 389 Brighton Road Living

Flatt 11 Bedroom - Flat 12 Kitchen

Flatt 12 Bedroom - Flat 8 Living

Flat 5 Living - Flat 6 Bedroom

AIRBORNE FLOOR RESULT

Flat 1 Living - Flat 7 Living

Flat 3 Living - Flat 8 Living

Flat 11 Living - Flat 5 Living

IMPACT FLOOR RESULT

Flat 7 Living - Flat 1 Living

Flat 8 Living - Flat 3 Living

Flat 11 Living - Flat 5 Living

 

PASS

 

PASS

 

PASS

The Outcome

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

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