Sound testing is required for new dwellings in the UK, or any residential conversion that creates two adjoining dwellings. Our efficient sound insulation testing protocols fully comply with Part E of the Building Regulations and we are a member of The Sound Insulation Testing & Measurement Association UK (SITMA)
Sound insulation (or pre-completion) testing is one of the final steps in any project involving the assessment of the sound insulation performance of party walls and party floors between different dwellings. The essential purpose of sound testing is to ensure that walls and floors are reducing an acceptable amount of noise.
The exact number of walls requiring testing will vary depending on the overall size of the development. However, a typical small to medium development (of under 10 dwellings with similar construction) should require sound testing that includes 2 airborne wall tests, 2 airborne floor tests and 2 impact floor tests.
BCTS Ltd offers a robust consultancy service during the building and design stage and we recommend that you get in touch with us at the earliest possible stage for your development to have the best chance of passing its sound test.
We can assist by providing an excellent turnaround time from the initial enquiry to the delivery of the final certificates, ensuring the timely completion of your project.