Sound Testing for Building Regulations

THE BRIEF

  • We were instructed by a Property Management Company to complete a Comprehensive range of Sound Insulation Tests for Building Regulations on this block of flats
  • The test schedule consisted of a mixture of Airborne Floor, Impact Floor and Airborne Party Wall tests
  • To pass these Airborne tests, you must score 43db 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
  • Impact tests need a score of 64db or lower to pass
  • These Impact tests measure how effectively the Sound Insulation between floors cancels out sound. If there is less than 64 decibels of sound leaking through into below floors then these tests would be a pass
Sound Testing for Building Regulations

THE PROCESS

  • After reviewing drawings, on site testing was ready to be completed. All calibrated equipment was setup in accordance to our strict Sound Testing procedures to ensure the most accurate result possible
  • A total of 11 dwellings were tested, below are the Sound Testing Results for two of the flats

THE RESULTs

Airborne Floor Target

≥ 43

Flat 10 Studio - Flat 7 Studio

≥ 43

Flat 11 Studio - Flat 8 Studio

Impact Floor Target

≤ 64

Flat 10 Studio - Flat 7 Studio

≤ 64

Flat 11 Studio - Flat 8 Studio


Airborne Wall Target 

≥ 43

Flat 10 Studio - Flat 9 Studio

≥ 43

Flat 10 Studio - Flat 11 Studio

Airborne Floor Result

56

Flat 10 Studio - Flat 7 Studio

53

Flat 11 Studio - Flat 8 Studio

Impact Floor Result

49

Flat 10 Studio - Flat 7 Studio

48

Flat 11 Studio - Flat 8 Studio


Airborne Wall Result

46

Flat 10 Studio - Flat 9 Studio

43

Flat 10 Studio - Flat 11 Studio


PASS

PASS


PASS

PASS

PASS

PASS

  • Compliant

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