Sound Insulation Testing - What You Need To Know
Sound insulation tests – also known as acoustic insulation testing – measure how much noise will travel through a building’s fabric. If you’re undertaking a new development, you’ll need to make sure there isn’t too much noise travelling through the walls, floors or ceilings of the building.
Sound Insulation Test with UKBC
UKBC offers UKAS accredited Sound Insulation Test for residential and commercial buildings. Our service includes:
Acoustic Insulation Test with UKBC
Sound insulation tests comprise two stages. Both of these processes help to effectively determine the level of sound insulation in a property. These processes include airborne sound insulation tests and impact sound transmission tests.
Airborne Sound Insulation Tests
Our technicians will use a loudspeaker and amplifier to create a number of different frequencies. Next, we will record the number of decibels in the room containing the loudspeaker, as well as in an adjoining room. We then compare these readings to measure how much noise travels through the party walls.
Impact Sound Transmission Tests
A machine with five metal hammers bangs the party floors to mimic the sound of footsteps. Our technicians will then use a sound level meter to measure how much noise this creates in a neighbouring property.