Sound Tests, Acoustic Testing and Sound Insulation Testing

Building Regulations Approved Document E Sound Insulation Testing, Pre Completion Acoustic Testing and Noise Testing

Blue Tree Acoustics are ANC registered sound insulation testers. Our staff have been undertaking sound insulation tests since the 1990s, well before the current regulations. We have been registered to test unfer the new Building Regulations since the regulations changed in 2003.

Approved Document E requires that a sample of separating walls and/or floors in a development undergo pre-completion sound tests. The results of these sound tests are reported to Building Control in order to demonstrate compliance with Building Regulations. We are ANC registered testers and can therefore produce ANC certificates for submission to Building Control.

Approved Document E requires a set of sound tests (sound insulation tests) per 10 dwellings of each construction type. A set of tests comprises 2 walls and 2 floors. This means that if your development has between 2 to 10 dwellings and you have only 1 separating wall type and 1 separating floor type, you will need 2 walls and 2 floors testing.

Walls require an airborne test. Floors require both airborne and impact testing.

Sound testing requires the development to be near completion, but without floor finishes down. All doors and windows should be fitted and ceilings and walls should be complete and well sealed.

We test hundreds of sites in Leeds, Manchester, York, Sheffield, Nottingham and across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. We often travel to Newcastle, Leicester and will travel for testing whether it is in Scotland, Birmingham or London.

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