Sound Testing & Air Testing in Fleckney

THE BRIEF

  • We were asked by a construction company to carry out a series of Mixed Testing for Sound Insulation Testing and Air Tightness for a pair of semi-detached properties in Fleckney
  • The Sound Tests were Airborne Wall tests
  • To pass an Airborne test for new build properties 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
Mixed Testing - Sound Insulation & Air Tightness plus Water Calculations in Fleckney

THE PROCESS

  • After our technicians calculated the areas of the houses on site, testing was ready to be carried out. All calibrated equipment was setup in accordance to our strict procedures to ensure the most accurate result possible
  • The initial Air Tests we conducted highlighted issues. The engineer carried out leakage diagnostics with the customer and suggested the appropriate remedial works

THE RESULTs

  • SOUND TESTING RESULTS

Airborne Wall Target

≥ 45

Blossom House Living Room - Elder House Living Room

≥ 45

Blossom House Bedroom - Elder House Bedroom 2

Airborne Wall Result

54

Blossom House Living Room - Elder House Living Room

54

Blossom House Bedroom - Elder House Bedroom 2

PASS

PASS

  • Compliant
  • The initial Air Tightness tests conducted showed the required standard was not achieved at 9.02 & 7.02 m³.h.m² @ 50pa
  • After rectifying and implementing recommendations to the problems we identified in our initial tests, the re-test scores improved at levels of 4.96 & 4.82 m³.h.m² @ 50pa which meets the Design Air Permeability requirement
  • This demonstrates that you can be rest assured that our expert advice can help you pass Air Tightness Testing, even if the initial tests fail
  • The plots achieved very good scores on the Airborne Wall Tests which shows very good levels of Sound Insulation
  • We achieved a Water Efficiency Rate of 108.24 Litres per person per day, the Target being ≤ 110L
  • Our Mixed Testing package offers excellent value

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